Thursday, January 3, 2013
R&D is decreasing in industry, and academia is thought of having the role of picking up the slack. Professors and Graduate students may know a lot in a particular area, but at the same time they may not be well aware of what is going on in other fields. There are cries for creative solutions and collaboration. There are real problems to solve. Citizen Scientists want to help, but face hurdles accessing published literature. Employers are looking for people to fit their positions, and job-seekers are looking for positions they qualify for. It seems a lot of this has to do with linking people with data.