Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Research Collaboration

One of the most promising aspects in recent years has been the growing willingness of researchers to collaborate across international boundaries to develop potential solutions to important scientific and social problems. Initially, most of this international collaboration was between scientists in the developed world — who tend to have greater financial and technical resources — and those in developing countries who were often cast in the role of junior partners, allocated tasks such as data gathering or number crunching. More recently, these partnerships have become more equal as scientists in developed countries have seen how local context affects their work, and developing countries have built up their own research capabilities.In a bid to increase the prospects for successful scientific collaboration, the Global Science Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a report on opportunities, challenges and good practices in international research cooperation between developed and developing countries. Link to full OECD report

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