Poll: Which field of research would you like to see more collaboration in?
Which field of research would you like to see more collaboration in?
If scientific research, procedures, and data are all publicly available, researchers can work together to verify findings, test hypotheses, and increase the pace of discovery and innovation. That's the dream of the open science movement.
Throughout our Open Science series, we've highlighted how transparency and open source thinking are changing science in the lab and in the classroom, but there's still a lot of work to be done. Research around some of the world's most important topics is often done on competing teams, and some of the most popular scientific journals can carry prohibitively high price tags.
But what if we could change that? Which field of research would you like to see more collaboration and transparency in? Is it the health researchers working on a cure for cancer, climatologists measuring the effects of global warming, or something else entirely? Let us know in our poll and be sure to leave a comment with any ideas you're interested in.