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Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Promoting Scientific Collaboration

Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Promoting Scientific Collaboration

June 22 at 7:30 am PDT / 10:30 am EDT 

Competition has always been part of science and can have positive effects. However, hyper-competition for the resources and positions needed to conduct science suppresses the creativity, cooperation, risk-taking, and original thinking required to make discoveries.  If funders took a different approach, prioritizing collaborative behavior such as data sharing and open access publications, would science move faster? COVID-19 showed the world what's possible when scientists collaborate: Accelerated vaccine development, lives saved, and a hope that real system change in medical research is within reach. The speakers in this session will tell a story of cooperation and collaboration. They will show how lessons learned from COVID-19 can be applied to create better research systems.


Rick Berke
Co-Founder and Executive Editor, STAT


Cori Bargmann
Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Manuel Guzman
President, CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society

Kathryn Richmond
Senior Director, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, Allen Institute

Randy Schekman
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; 2013 Nobel Laureate


COVID-19 Insights: Resources and datasets