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Collaborative Research

  1. Jan 28, 2017 #1
    Hi all,

    I would like to know your thoughts on the subject of collaborative research.
    Are there resources on the internet to hook up potential individuals?
    Are there tools or protocols to ensure intellectual property protection in case of disclosure and collaborative exchange?

    Thank you in advance.
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  3. Jan 28, 2017 #2
    For math? No.

    You should attend conferences, or contact people whose papers you find interesting. If they're interested in the subject, they may choose to collaborate with you. It helps if you're in the same university, but it doesn't need to be.

  4. Jan 28, 2017 #3
  5. Jan 28, 2017 #4
    Thank you for all the replies. The polymath seems to be limited in scope. What is the criteria for proposing problems? Who is in charge of overall progress plan?
  6. Jan 29, 2017 #5


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    If everyone is working self-employed, then there may not be restrictions. But if one of the collaborators is doing this work for a company, there probably are the proprietary information rights of the company to consider. That should all be worked out legally before the collaboration begins.
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