Creating collaboration by breaking down scientific barriers

Cell. 2021 Apr 29;184(9):2271-2275. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.02.022. Epub 2021 Mar 24.


The scientific world rewards the individual while often discouraging collaboration. However, times of crisis show us how much more we can accomplish when we work together. Here, we describe our approach to breaking down silos and fostering global collaborations and share the lessons we have learned, especially pertaining to research on SARS-CoV-2.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / virology
  • Communication
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Internationality
  • Research Support as Topic
  • SARS-CoV-2 / physiology
  • Science*