Science Exchange Stories: Toby Ward of Stanford University

January 14, 2013 | Posted by Team in Stories | [embed width=”640″ height=”360″]http://youtu.be/1NYAmc2dHLw[/embed]

In the first of our series of Science Exchange Stories this year, Toby Ward of the Stanford Cancer Institute shares his experience using the platform, and how it helped him access research equipment, and pay for scientific services outside his institution.

Research 2.0 Workshop at USC School of Pharmacy

January 13, 2013 | Posted by Team in Company | [embed width=”640″ height=”360″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EakgkG-SZC0[/embed]

Science Exchange CEO Elizabeth Iorns spoke this past November at the Research 2.0 Workshop. Research 2.0 is a community initiative out of the USC School of Pharmacy that looks to promote new platforms helping academic researchers to collaborate and speed up commercialization.

Elizabeth spoke of how Science Exchange fits within this paradigm, by providing a marketplace for scientists to find specialized expertise in specific scientific disciplines, and contract out or collaborate with researchers across institutions.

You can learn more about Research 2.0, and the other platforms presenting, at the USC School of Pharmacy’s website.

Bringing Clarity to the Jargon

January 3, 2013 | Posted by Guest in Research |

This is a guest post from Aarthi Rao and Soma Ghoshal, program officers at the Center for Global Health R&D Policy Assessment

In the health R&D space, we are bombarded with jargon. When discussing collaborative approaches to health R&D, it is even more difficult to decipher tough terms. What’s the difference between open source and crowdsourcing? Are open and humanitarian licenses the same? How does open access work?

Beyond knowing the terms, it’s important for researchers and product developers to understand what value collaborative R&D approaches can add and how they differ. Sometimes posting a question online might just help you solve the problem you’ve been struggling with for months. Other times, it might make more sense to simply hire a top expert to tackle it for you.

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