1. Public Concern
Its influence on the scientific progress refers to issues that public may have regarding the steps taken by scientists in order to achieve scientific goals. It may arise due to a gap in public’s understanding or a poor analysis by scientists regarding public issues .
2. Financial Matters
Any worse financial interests and obligations can impede the progress of scientists and researchers . In terms of scientific progress, the financial matters may refer to the management of money, capital, funds or resources to complete the scientific projects .
3. Economic Pressure
The influence of the global economic pressure has led to the commercialization and privatisation of the scientific progress. This has increased the pressure on the scientists and happens due to less economic resources .
4. Animal and Civil Right Group
Animal research is very important for the progress of science and it should be done in a polite, humane and life-saving way. Similarly, the civil rights cannot be ignored to gain the scientific progress. .
5. Scientific Opinion
Like public opinion, scientific opinion can be defined as an opinion given by a group of public, scientists, and scientific researchers. Their opinion can be used for any benefit in a science based project or their negative opinion can cause a hurdle to the scientific progress Wyann (1991).
6. Overseas Pressure
The overseas pressure over the scientific progress could be in the form of the scientific brain drain. This thing can be problematic for the domestic scientific research and can lead to a significant loss to the national scientific talent .
7. Funding For Research
The influence of research funding is very important for the progress of scientific research. The more the funding, the better would be the quality and productivity of research .
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