Professor Phil Haygarth's life on the edge (of the vadose zone)
Monday, 14 April 2008
Nature Editorial: The path to productive partnerships
Last week's editorial in Nature highlighted the need for institutions e.g. funding bodies to help scientists work more effectively together. Financial incentives on their own do not form effective teams. There needs to be guidelines and agreements from day one on how these teams operate. Rather than expecting scientists to (re-)invent the rules, institutions need to provide this support.