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Times Higher Education: Ban academics talking to ministers? We should train them to do it.

David Longman 0 Comments

Last month it was quietly announced that anyone receiving research grants from the state will be banned from lobbying “government and Parliament” on either policy issues or funding. The rule is said to be aimed principally at charities, but who knows the truth: in any case it covers all government grants “related to research and development”, and that means academics like me (Ben Goldacre).

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