U Maryland Senate courts controversy as it considers amending restricted research policy - Industry-Sponsored Research Week - Tech Transfer Central
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"The University of Maryland’s Senate is voting on a controversial set of measures, opposed by supporters of open research, that would make it easier to collaborate with the intelligence community by limiting transparency by embracing what is termed 'restricted research.'
Restricted research refers to limiting what findings can be published, and may be imposed by corporations for competitive reasons or done out of national security concerns. The schools is already using this approach in certain cases, and the measures being considered would provide update policy and allow for more transparency in the process.
Proponents argue it would bring more clarity and guidance to the current policy, which dates to 1991. But it has raised objections about the appropriateness of such research and how it fits with the academic principles of transparency. If the senate passes it, the report would go to university President Wallace Loh’s desk for approval."