Best Practices for Implementing Informatics Systems for R&D Collaborations
In today’s global economy, scientific organizations in many different industries are turning to collaboration with external partners to fuel their R&D pipelines with flexible networks of researchers. These external collaborations can take many forms – research institutes, industry and academic partners, contract research organizations (CROs), contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs), external testing laboratories, consortia, etc.
Many organizations combine numerous partners in diverse ways across multiple research projects. Even in simpler models, any collaboration with an external partner is typically not static, but evolves over time. Therefore, sponsoring organizations are often changing the business processes around the collaboration frequently and rapidly.