Science: “In the end, it’s all about people having to come together and negotiate a social contract.” (Binz-Sharf)

*More Scientists Treat Experiments as a Team Sport: Massive Collider,
a Global Collaboration, Has a Bumpy Start; but Sometimes the Work of
Crowds Yields Wisdom*

Robert Lee Hotz
New Yorker
November 20, 2009

Excerpt: To gauge the rise of team science, management experts at Northwestern University recently analyzed 2.1 million U.S. patents filed since 1975 and all of the 19.9 million research papers archived in the Institute for Scientific Information database. “We looked at the recorded universe of all published papers across all fields, and we found that all fields were moving heavily toward teamwork,” says Northwestern business sociologist Brian Uzzi.

As research projects grow more complicated, management becomes a variable in every experiment.

“You can’t do it alone,” says research management analyst Maria Binz-Scharf at City College of New York. “The question is how you put it all together.”

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