• Software and Databases—Nat Goodman

2:00 p.m.

Impediments to Adoption of Collaboration Technology—Lee Sproull


• Perceived value of technology to the molecular biology community


• User readiness and acceptance of the technology


• Training for computational biologists


• Lack of institutional and information infrastructure


• Lack of critical mass of on-line materials


• Lack of financial and institutional support for large projects

3:00 p.m.



• How might collaboration aid molecular biology and molecular biologists?


• What existing problems in molecular biology might collaboratories solve or ameliorate?


• Given sufficient funding, what would you want to build?


• Which communities are the most likely to be initial candidates for collaboratories?


• How will these collaboratories benefit the scientists who use them?

5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


Friday, March 13, 1992

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Statement of Purpose for Day Two—Bill Wulf Recap of Brainstorming Session—Alastair Cameron and Bruce Schatz

9:30 a.m.

How do we get there from here?


• What must be done to realize collaboratories in molecular biology in the near term?


• What specific proposals might be made?


• What tools do molecular biologists use that could be shared with scientists of other disciplines?


• How can the needs of molecular biologists be leveraged with the needs of other scientists to establish collaboratories? What other scientific communities might be targeted?

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

What are the unsolved problems?


• What will they keep us from achieving?


• What must be done in the long term to address these problems?

12:30 p.m.

Working Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Conclusions and Report Planning

2:30 p.m.

Summary and Adjourn

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