Realizing positive network effects in synthetic biology

TitleRealizing positive network effects in synthetic biology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKahl, LJ
JournalJournal of Responsible Innovation
Volume2
Issue1
Pagination137-139
Date Published2015/01/02
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number2329-9460
AbstractRealizing positive network effects inherent in the engineering of biology requires an infrastructure that enables researchers to share and access information and materials that reside outside the boundaries of any one organization. Empirical studies are needed to document the actual practices of synthetic biology researchers in disseminating data, materials, methods, and practices across institutional and international boundaries. Such studies could provide insight into how the infrastructure for sharing and accessing information and materials influences technology choices, and could clarify the role of open access and proprietary models in technology development. By informing the decisions of practitioners, funding agencies, investors, and policy-makers, social science research could help advance both innovation and social impact in the field of synthetic biology.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2014.1002168
DOI10.1080/23299460.2014.1002168

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