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Social value of biomedical research
This page discusses the social value of biomedical research | View other pages on the social value of particular activities
This page discusses the social value of biomedical research, and is supplementary to the page on biomedical research as a career option. The page is currently under preparation, but we've included a few links to help get you started.
80000 Hours material
80000 Hours blog category biomedical research discusses biomedical research as a career option from the point of view of doing the most good. The following posts are particularly useful:
- A comparison of medical research and earning to give by Benjamin Todd, 80000 Hours blog, December 13, 2013.
- Case study: earning to give compared to medical research by Benjamin Todd, 80000 Hours blog, February 19, 2014, which includes a user evaluation of their comparison linked above.
- Is most research a waste? by Robert Wiblin, 80000 Hours, April 17, 2013.
- High Impact Science by Carl Shulman, 80000 Hours, November 15, 2011.
GiveWell is not focused on providing career advice, but rather, on judging giving money to life sciences as a philanthropic option. But there is considerable overlap in the nature of concerns, so we link to some of GiveWell's research below: