Back To The Basics
Zainul Fadziruddin Zainuddin, (2004) Back To The Basics. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 11 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1394195X
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Universiti Sains Malaysia, School of Health Sciences
Over the past 15 years researchers in Malaysia have come to rely upon the IRPA and to a lesser extent other programs from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Environment) as their main source of research funding. During this period the emphasis have grown for projects with “products” as the main outcome. If the rumours are true, this emphasis its seems will be reinforced in the next Malaysia Plan. This is a cause for concern for its impact on the development of a growing research environment and culture in this country will be significant.
Whereas we can understand the economic reasons for such a move, not the least is the considerable amount of money that has already been spent on research funding with what appears to be very little returns, nevertheless it might be prudent
to reflect and learn from the developed countries which has had considerable success from exploiting science and commercialization of products arising from scientific research.
|Keywords:||Fundamental Research, Biotechnology, Innovation|
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