Today on Matt Herper’s Forbes.com blog, Todd Sherer, CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, guest blogs that today’s research environment — everything from the accumulation of big data to the ever-shrinking availability of funds — demands new models of collaboration. Todd makes calls to action and presents examples around open-access data, crowdsourcing and cross-disciplinary partnerships. He writes:
“I fervently believe that partnerships are the path to better treatments and cures for many diseases, including Parkinson’s, and you’d 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 … We have to take action to conceive, implement and refine new structures for sharing resources and engaging non-traditional partners.”
Read his full op-ed here.