Collaborative Research

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= type of Mass-collaborative Science, where research already in progress is opened up to allow labs anywhere in the world to contribute experiments


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By Jamais Cascio:

"Collaborative Research, where research already in progress is opened up to allow labs anywhere in the world to contribute experiments. The deeply networked nature of modern laboratories, and the brief down-time that all labs have between projects, make this concept quite feasible. Moreover, such distributed-collaborative research spreads new ideas and discoveries even faster, ultimately accelerating the scientific process. Yale's Yochai Benkler, author of the well-known Coase's Penguin, or Linux and the Nature of the Firm, argues in a recent article in Science (pay access only) that such a method would be potentially revolutionary. He calls it "peer production;" we've called it "open source" science, and have been talking about the idea since we started WorldChanging." (http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/001090.html)


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See also: Open Notebook Science