Genomics, ICT and the formation of R&D networks

P. Groenewegen, P. Wouters

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    Research in genomics is an example of changes induced by information and communication technologies (ICT). The emergence of interconnected ICT support for scientific work and the handling of information have changed the challenges in genomics as well as other scientific fields. The promises are significant but a large degree of uncertainty remains. While the information space is opened up, R&D cooperation essential to reaping the benefits for companies is still difficult. Moreover, in order to benefit in full from the possibility to combine knowledge on a larger scale, knowledge repositories and places of knowledge creation need to be combined. This paper discusses the new strategies of information networking between companies that emerges in response to this challenge. It concludes with an outline of a research agenda for genomics and society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-185
    Number of pages19
    JournalNew Genetics and Society
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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