Bibliography of Freedom for Research material

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)
“Help support government participation in scientific meetings”, Science Policy Alert of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), 22 June 2012
Bouchard, Ron and Lemmens, Trudo
Privatizing Biomedical Research – A ‘Third Way’. Nature Biotechnology, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 31-36, 2008
Available at SSRN:
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Guiding Principles for University Collaborations
Democracy Watch
Democracy Watch filed a complaint in collaboration with the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Clinic over new federal government policies that attempt to muzzle scientists
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
DFO Publication Rules
De Vries, Raymond and Lemmens, Trudo and Bosk, Charles
The Subjectivity of Objectivity: The Social, Cultural and Political Shaping of Evidence-Based Medicine. The Brave New World of Health, Belinda Bennett, Terry Carney, Isabel Karpin, eds., Federation Press, 2008.
Available at SSRN:
Downie, Jocelyn and Matthew Herder
“Reflections on the Commercialization of Research Conducted in Public Institutions in Canada”, 1 McGill Health L. Publ’n 23 (2007)
Dupuis, John
“The Canadian War on Science: A long, unexaggerated, devastating chronological indictment”, Georgia Straight, Vancouver.
Elliott, Carl
White Coat, Black Hat; Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine. Beacon Press, 2010.
Galloway, Gloria
“Scientists feel muzzled by Conservative government, union says”. The Globe and Mail, 21 October 2013.
Goar, Carol
“Defunct social agency comes back to life”. Toronto Star, 29 May 2013.
Goldacre, Ben
Bad Pharma. London: Fourth Estate 2012; New York: Faber and Faber 2013.
Government of Japan
Whistleblower Protection Act, Japan: also applying to scientists (available only in Japanese); enacted in June 2004
Graduate Students’ Association, University of Toronto
Video debate at U of T re commercialization of research. On the GSU YouTube channel as Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Grisé, Yolande
President of the Royal Society of Canada. “Unshackle government scientists and let them do their jobs”. The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 4 January 2013.
Haller, Megan K and Eric W Welch
“Entrepreneurial Behavior of Academic Scientists: Network and Cognitive Determinants of Commitment to Grant Submissions and Award Outcomes”, 2013 (accepted for publication at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice;
Healy, David
Pharmageddon. University of California Press, 2012.
Healy, David et al.
The David Healy Affair (a series of emails relating to the withdrawal of a job offer by U of T to Dr. Healy, on the issue of academic freedom).
Heath, Chip and Dan Heath
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. Crown Business, 2010.
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Herder, Matthew and Jennifer Dyck Brian
“Canada’s Stem Cell Corporation: Aggregate concerns and the Question of Public Trust,” Journal of Business Ethics (2008) 77: 73-84.
Herder, Matthew
“Proliferating Patent Problems with Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research?” Bioethical Inquiry (2006) 3: 69-79
Herder, Matthew
“Patents and the Progress of Personalized Medicine: Biomarkers Research as Lens” 18 Annals Health L. 187 (2009).
Jha, Yamini and Eric W Welch
“Relational mechanisms governing multifaceted collaborative behavior of academic scientists in six fields of science and engineering.” In Research Policy Vol.39, issue 9 (November 2010).
Legault, Suzanne
Federal Information Commissioner, “Open Dialogue” webpage
Legault, Suzanne
Federal Information Commissioner’s reply to Democracy Watch
Legault, Suzanne
Federal Information Commissioner, in the Globe and Mail, 14 January 2013.
Lemmens, Trudo
Pharmaceutical Knowledge Governance: A Human Rights Perspective. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 41(1), pp. 163-184, 2013.
Available at SSRN:
Lemmens, Trudo
Commercialized Medical Research and the Need for Regulatory Reform. U Toronto, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 967393; Just Medicare: What’s In, What’s Out, How We Decide, C. Flood, ed., University of Toronto Press, 2006.
Available at SSRN:
Lemmens, Trudo
Leopards in the Temple: Restoring Scientific Integrity to the Commercialized Research Scene. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 641-657, 2004.
Available at SSRN:
Lemmens, Trudo
Piercing the Veil of Corporate Secrecy About Clinical Trials. The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 14-18, 2004.
Available at SSRN:
Lundh, A.; S. Sismondo; J. Lexchin; O. Busuioc and L. Bero
“Industry sponsorship and research outcome”. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012 12. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000033.pub2
May, Elizabeth, MP
“Canadian Officials Should Be Ashamed For Attacking Scientists”. Elizabeth May blog, April 26, 2013.
May, Elizabeth, MP
“Mystery of the Muzzled Scientists”. Island Tides regional newspaper, October 20, 2011.
May, Elizabeth, MP
“Tightening the grip: muzzling of scientists ramps up”. Island Tides regional newspaper, February 28, 2013.
McBean, Gordon
Gordon McBean interview on CBC Radio.
Medvetz, Thomas
Think tanks in America. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Mirowski, Philip
Science-Mart: Privatizing American Science. Harvard University Press, 2011.
Munro, Margaret
Blog posting, re DFO & Andreas Muenchow, February 2013.
Newson, Janice
Academic Callings:The University We Have Had, Now Have, and Could Have. Canadian Scholars Press, 2010.
Various articles at
Schafer, Arthur
Various publications from the Ethics Centre, University of Manitoba
Sismondo, Sergio
“Ghost Management: How much of the medical literature is shaped behind the scenes by the pharmaceutical industry?” PLoS Medicine 4 (9) (September 25, 2007), e286.
Sismondo, Sergio
Ghosts in the Machine: Publication Planning in the Medical Sciences. Social Studies of Science 39 (2009): 171-198.
Sismondo, Sergio and Mathieu Doucet
“Publication Ethics and the Ghost Management of Medical Research”. Bioethics 24 (2010): 273-283.
‘Death of Evidence’ rally in Ottawa, Canada, 10 July 2012.
Stern, Simon and Lemmens, Trudo
Legal Remedies for Medical Ghostwriting: Imposing Fraud Liability on Guest Authors of Ghostwritten Articles. PLoS Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 8, pp. 1-5, August 2011.
Available at SSRN:
WBEZ Radio, Chicago
“When Patents Attack” (two episodes on the This American Life program, 2011 and 2013)
Part 1 (2011) audio | text
Part 2 (2013) audio | text
Woodhouse, Howard
Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009.
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