In this episode of The Verge’s Science for the People podcast, we talk to experts about how to harness the power of data and innovation in research and how that could shape the future.
To kick things off, we’ll look at the latest from Carnegie-supported science projects, including the work of the National Science Foundation, which is currently funding a $1.5 million project called “Collaborative Computing: The Future of Collaboration.”
The program aims to create a more collaborative environment in which scientists can collaborate to solve problems.
“Collabbing is the key to unlocking new insights and improving our understanding of the world,” says the NSF, which also plans to fund an open source project that will allow researchers to “collaborate” with other researchers.
That means that researchers will collaborate on research in the hopes of finding the next breakthrough, as well as sharing new data and knowledge.
That data will then be shared with other scientists and companies in the hope of improving their capabilities.
The NSF is currently recruiting scientists and researchers to work on its project.
For example, Carnegie-sponsored researchers will be able to “use a common data set, such as scientific publications, to collaborate on new approaches to improving their computational models of a system.”
That means they’ll be able share ideas and work on their own data sets to build better models.
And that shared data can be used by other researchers to improve their own models.
This is a big deal for Carnegie, which has been a big proponent of open source projects, or open-source projects that can be freely used by anyone.
The Carnegie Research Foundation, the Carnegie Institution, and other companies have funded numerous open-sourced projects over the years, including one that will be used to “improve computational modeling for the search for extraterrestrial life.”
In fact, Carnegie is one of the largest recipients of research funding in the world.
“We’re seeing more and more collaboration in the U.S.,” says Alex Blumberg, CEO of the Carnegie Corporation.
“But we also are seeing a huge shift to collaboration between large institutions, which have a lot of the money.”
Blumberg says that the Carnegie Research Institute (CRI) in Pittsburgh, for example, has already begun to work with researchers from Carnegie and other universities to help build new tools for studying the properties of certain compounds, or to build new types of microscopes for studying certain biological processes.
“It’s a tremendous collaboration, and a lot has been learned from Carnegie,” he says.
To learn more about the Carnegie- funded research, check out this story from the Atlantic.