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GSINN Global Research Collaboration and Infrastructure

The purpose of this discussion paper is to examine trends in global research collaboration and related infrastructure, and the impact of those trends on government science and innovation in the new normal.

The paper is divided into three sections. The first section examines the history and evolution of research collaboration and infrastructure and discusses some of the particular challenges for government science and innovation. The second section reflects on themes raised at the April 2021 GSINN Foresight workshop and the 2021 International Conference on Research Infrastructure, both of which addressed the challenges discussed in the first section. The final section offers several questions to guide further discussion and research.