In March of 2011 a high level conference at the Royal Society (a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence) discussed the current and future landscape of science. Many aspects were tackled and many questions came up such as, how should authorities, businesses and scientists respond to today's reality? and what is the correct balance between competition and collaboration? An intensive report called Knowledge, Networks and Nations reviews, based on available data, the changing patterns of science, and scientific collaboration, in order to provide a basis for understanding such ongoing changes.
Amongst the recommendations made we find the necessity of having an international strategy for science that addresses global challenges and a supported, encouraged and facilitated approach to collaborative science. To read more about this story go here.