A Model for Collaboration
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"The entire scientific community at CERN operates with an inherent and profound sense of trust. Trust in the process. Trust in their colleagues. Trust in the science. This trust emerges from a mutual “code of ethics” built on a culture of reciprocity. Because their community is close-knit and their most valuable currency is reputation, experimental physicists around the world know who contributes. Conversely, the few who have been too proprietary with their ideas have been ostracized. It’s like a crowd-sourced performance review. Notably, CERN promotes the “open access” movement in scientific publishing; anyone can access the results, which are posted to the CERN library site...."