Originally published in Medical Research Law & Policy Report, 12 MRLR 4, 01/02/2013.
Regardless of what happens with the fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress and the Obama administration, research funding will continue to dominate the regulatory, legal, and policy landscape for medical research in 2013 as institutions and investigators prepare for tighter research budgets.
Members of the Medical Research Law & Policy Report editorial advisory board, representatives of research-related organizations, and other experts spoke to BNA about what they thought would be the top issues for medical research in 2013.
In this postelection environment, the combined tax increases and federal funding cuts of the fiscal cliff and research funding came up in most interviews, along with potential regulatory changes that indicate an increasing focus on compliance and transparency.
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