The relationships between academic institutions and bioscientific companies
are common, complex, and under increasing scrutiny. In this issue of JAMA,
Campbell and colleagues1 present the latest
article in their series of studies that have explored university-industry
relationships. In earlier studies, this group discussed potential conflicts
of interest related to receipt of grants and contracts from industry.2,3 About one half of the companies surveyed
in these previous studies supported research at universities through grants.2 In their present article, Campbell and colleagues
report on gifts received by faculty at 50 universities. Types of gifts include
discretionary funds, biomaterials, support for students, research equipment,
and trips to professional meetings.1 Almost
half of the faculty surveyed received gifts. The faculty perceived that these
gifts were frequently accompanied by restrictions, including prepublication
review of manuscripts and loss of university patent rights. Considering that
gifts are often not subjected to the same university oversight as grants or
contracts, the authors suggest that general guidelines concerning gifts are
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