Response to commentaries—clear principles for gambling research

[Editorial; full text]

We are confident that most researchers are increasingly aware that receiving funds from the gambling industry, particularly when this is subject in any way to industry direction, is perilous to their reputation and may, at the very least, give rise to a reasonable perception of bias. In some cases, of course, this may in fact cause actual bias, whether unconscious or otherwise. Yet even where funds appear to be provided with no strings attached there is the risk, and perhaps in some cases the reality, that researchers will be loath to kill the goose that lays the golden egg…

Source: Livingstone, C., & Adams, P. J. (2016). Response to commentaries—clear principles for gambling research. Addiction, 111(1), 16–17. http://doi.org/10.1111/add.13225

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