Today on Matt Herperís Forbes.com blog, Todd Sherer, CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, guest blogs that todayís research environment ó everything from the accumulation of big data to the ever-shrinking availability of funds ó demands new models of collaboration. Todd makes calls to action and presents examples around open-access data, crowdsourcing and cross-disciplinary partnerships. He writes:
ďI fervently believe that partnerships are the path to better treatments and cures for many diseases, including Parkinsonís, and youíd be hard-pressed to find many scientists who disagree. The problem is, we all still work in a system that feeds on secrecy and competition Ö We have to take action to conceive, implement and refine new structures for sharing resources and engaging non-traditional partners.Ē
Read his full op-ed here.