Comments by George Martin


Topic: Government Sources
By George Martin NIH emeritus

Summary of Comments
The large amounts of money given to university overhead have crippled scientific advances. To my knowledge it is distributed unevenly. We could support a lot more science and scientists if we reformed overhead. At the NIH rules were changed so that senior administrators were allowed a lab. As a result many deputies were added to the budget and the senior staff is getting geriatric. No room for young scientists.

Proposed Actions
Give an honest public review of overhead including the percent charged by various universities say Harvard and Tuskegee and what the money in overhead is used for.

At the NIH revert back to the old standards where Directors and scientific directors had a full time administrative job and fewer costly deputies