[Sigmetrics] Is there a relationship between the sponsorship of research projects and the quality of their results?

Barjak Franz franz.barjak at fhnw.ch
Fri Oct 2 04:01:21 EDT 2015

Dear all,

On another mailing list the question popped up, whether research sponsored by corporate foundations produces systematically different (higher or lower quality, biased etc.) results than research sponsored, for instance, by public research councils or science foundations. This seems like a specific aspect of the wider question on how sponsorship relates to research quality. Posting this question on researchgate.net generated some rambling posts but rather little empirical evidence. Can anyone on this list point me to studies or articles investigating this question?

Thanks and kind regards,

University of Applied Sciences and Arts
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Dr. Franz Barjak
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