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Plan Would Link, Bolster Health Research

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Science  08 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5365, pp. 821
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5365.821b

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OTTAWA-- Canadian health officials are seriously considering a plan that could double federal spending on university-based medical research next year by creating a national framework that would supplement the current bottoms-up approach to funding research. Such a system would give the ruling Liberal government a way to invest in health care without stepping on the jurisdictional toes of the provinces and to inject $375 million a year into a biomedical and health research community now strapped for cash.