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Opening Up to Precompetitive Collaboration

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Science Translational Medicine  06 Oct 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 52, pp. 52cm26
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001515

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  • Fig. 1. Precompetitive participants.

    Collaborations and consortia can be open or restricted both in terms of those who directly contribute (for example, scientifically) (Contributors) versus those who will directly access the outputs (Output access), suggesting four potential combinations: restricted/open (blue); restricted/restricted (tan); open/open (green); and open/restricted (salmon).

    CREDIT: C. BICKEL/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
  • Fig. 2. Mapping precompetitive collaborations.

    In mapping goals versus participants, eight models of precompetitive collaboration emerged (please see text for details). The four broad goals listed across the top of the figure encompass all steps along the R&D value chain. The color-coding of the types of collaborations (open or restricted contributors and output access) defined in Fig. 1 is used here at the left. Open Health NLP, Open Health Natural Language Processing; GSK, GlaxoSmithKline; P&G, Procter and Gamble.

    CREDIT: C. BICKEL/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE

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