Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the governments rather than private companies. Do you agree or disagree?


Many people believe that scientific research should be conducted by a state-controlled organism instead of the private sector. I partially agree with this comment because it might not be a perfect solution in my opinion.


To the best of our knowledge, most of academic institutions such as national universities and leading research centres throughout our country are state-own or indirectly managed by governmental bodies. Therefore, they annually receive a large amount of budget by which cutting-edge facilities are equipped for their activities. As national scientific hubs, it is evident that such centres could attract an enormous human resource including many top-level scientists and prospective talents. With the predominance of modern infrastructures and excellent labour forces, public institutions outweigh private organisations in scientific work. Moreover, irrespective of such priorities, researches carried out by private companies might be abused to pursue profitable purposes so that scientific doctrines, or ethical issues are easily ignored. Working under government-led regulation could helps prevent researches from several misconducts and then possible conflicts of interest should be avoided.


On the other hand, totally government-controlled scientific research is not an ideal strategy at least in our country. In fact, the government could not afford financial support for all institutions nationwide. Besides, research activities in the public sector often undergo several bureaucratic procedures for the formulation of research projects or fundings which certainly delay the work and affect on scientists’ enthusiasm. Private companies, in contrast, resolve such a problem with no doubt if they conduct studies noteworthy for their benefits. The companies could also cooperate with the government as sponsors or coauthors of involving studies on technology or economics. Thanks to the participation of the private sector, the financial burden could be reduced while the government preserves high standards of scientific work.


In conclusion, I strongly think that the government must be the main actor on the stage of scientific research. However, the support of private organisations is also an essential factor in order to boost the scientific activites.

Many people believe that scientific research should be conducted by a state-controlled organism (wrong word. ) instead of the private sector. I partially agree with this comment only because it might not be a perfect solution in my opinion. ("Agree" is your opinion. You do not have to repeat this phrase.)


To the best of our knowledge, most of academic institutions (incorrect usage of "must") such as national universities and leading research centres throughout our country are state-own (wrong form) or indirectly managed by governmental bodies. Therefore, they annually receive a large amount of budget (wrong word) by which cutting-edge facilities are equipped for their activities. As national scientific hubs, it is evident that such centres could attract an enormous human resource (wrong expression. ) including many top-level scientists and prospective talents. With the predominance of modern infrastructures (wrong form) and excellent labour forces, (wrong expression) public institutions outweigh private organisations in scientific work. Moreover, irrespective of such priorities, researches (wrong form) carried out by private companies might be used abused to pursue profitable purposes so that scientific doctrines, or ethical issues are easily ignored. Working under government-led regulation could helps (wrong form) prevent researches (wrong form) from several misconducts (wrong epression) and then possible conflicts of interest should be avoided.


On the other hand, totally government-controlled scientific research is not an ideal strategy (comma) at least in our country. In fact, the government could not afford to financially support for all institutions nationwide. Besides, research activities in the public sector often undergo several bureaucratic procedures for the formulation of research projects or fundings which certainly delay the work and affect on (wrong expression) scientists’ enthusiasm. Private companies, in contrast, resolve such a problem with no doubt if they conduct studies noteworthy for their own benefits. The companies could also cooperate with the government as sponsors or coauthors of involving studies on technology or economics. Thanks to the participation of the private sector, the financial burden could be reduced while the government preserves high standards of scientific work.


In conclusion, I strongly think that the government must be the main actor on the stage of scientific research. However, the support of private organisations is also an essential factor in order to encourage boost the scientific activites.

Thank you very much for your careful correction.

Best,

Khiem Dang