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Olds 12 12-11

  1. 1. Lessons from Neuroscience… Challenges of Transatlantic R&D collaborationsCopyright James L. Olds 2011, Allrights reserved
  2. 2. International Decade of the Mind Project• Science Magazine Manifesto• 2007 Washington, 2009 Berlin, 2010 Singapore• “Big Data” Recognition• $4B new US R&D proposed during 2008 election cycle• International Collaboration Required: “Big Science”• Existing cross fertilization and collaborations• The Fourth Estate• Social Networking• The Great Recession: Plusses and Minuses
  3. 3. Overarching Challenges• Governing Law• Technology transfer/Intellectual Property• Academic organizational heterogeneity• Soft Skill Differences/Training
  4. 4. Transatlantic Soft-Skills• Grantsmanship: NIH/NSF versus Framework• “Table manners”• Publications/Editorial• Ethics (especially Human Use)• IP• Mentorship• Teaching/Grading• Compliance law• Getting into graduate school, securing a postdoc and getting a job
  5. 5. Take Home:• EU-North American Trainees End Up on both sides of The Pond• We typically only train them to succeed in our own home environment• Is that preparing them for a global scientific market?

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