SA-Thank you for agreeing to see me again. When I first learned that I was seropositive for the AIDS virus, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of utter helplessness. However, I've worked for many years as a systems analyst advising organizations how to make their operations more efficient. It occurred to me that I might apply my professional skills to medical research organizations, such as that which you direct.
D-When we last met I told you how the research funding system works (1). You thought that competition between researchers
*First published in Accountability in Research (1993), volume 2, pages 237-241.