Avoiding duplicate research
June 6, 2010 4:35 PM Subscribe
How much money is wasted on duplicate AIDS and cancer research and how do scientists avoid such duplication?
posted by HotPatatta to science & nature (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I assume a significant amount of money is wasted on duplicate research because funding is so decentralized. Is there an estimate of how much money has been wasted on duplicate research? Is there a database listing lab research and clinical studies currently being conducted, i.e., findings not yet published, for scientists to consult before beginning new studies?