A team of Brisbane scientists led by QUT’s Dr Nathan Boase has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense global grant to investigate a new method to prevent emerging viruses like COVID-19 and Monkeypox from being able to spread through human cells during new pandemics.
Australia and other national governments should follow the lead of the United States and share their intellectual property on COVID-19 technology through the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), says QUT IP law expert Professor Matthew Rimmer.
Fierce competition for medical research funding makes many researchers loath to disclose in grant applications their career disruptions, such as illness or childbirth, to explain research output gaps for fear of appearing ‘weak’ or unable to fulfil long-term research.
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