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Measuring How Well We Work Together

During the recent Breakthroughs to Cures game, which we ran in collaboration with the Myelin Repair Foundation, one of the key themes that emerged was that basic science research would be aided by a lot more collaboration. While this sounds nice in theory, one of the challenges is that it's easy to evaluate researchers by the number of papers they have published, but it's much harder to measure collaboration, much less base tenure and promotions and the like on how well on works with others.

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