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Critics have worried, much as they did in the postwar era, about the diversion of scientists from basic research and about the possible perversion of essential elements of scientific communications. In addition, programmatic support cannot substitute in most fields for disinterested disciplinary research. Above all, it is necessary to maintain the vigor of the basic research goose if the golden eggs of technology are going to be gathered. On the whole, though, the current balance may be a healthy one.

The fastest growing single source of university research support was private industry, which funded 6 percent of the 1987 total. That six-percent figure, in fact, understates the rising importance of university-industry ties. A good part of nonprofit support of academic research (perhaps another 3 percent of the total) probably comes from corporate or industry-related foundations; About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.

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