Our fellow team will present their research on the international collaborations that are forming to perform COVID-19 research.
When: May 19 at 3 p.m. ET
Where: Register for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Abstract: COVID-19, a worldwide pandemic, has directed the attention of many researchers with relevant skills towards collaborative work to address the viral outbreak. The focused attention of research effort and the great demand for speedy results and international cooperation offers a rare opportunity to social scientists researching collaboration, teaming, and science dynamics. The extent of informal and ephemeral communications that are resulting in international collaborations and knowledge sharing to address COVID19 is a rare occurrence in science. The activity—and especially the urgent need to make the work openly available for broad access and international coordination—presents opportunity to study the formation of teams in real time.
Caroline S. Wagner currently holds the Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf endowed Chair in International Affairs at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, where she also serves as an affiliate of the Battelle Center for Science & Technology Policy at Ohio State and a faculty member. Dr. Wagner earned her doctorate from the University of Amsterdam in Science and Technology Dynamics; she received her Master of Arts degree in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College. Her scholarship focuses on science and technology dynamics with a focus on international collaboration in science and technology. Her career in science and technology policy analysis has spanned more than thirty years. She has written more than 50 peer reviewed articles and two books about scientific cooperation. At The RAND Corporation, she was deputy to the director of the Science & Technology Policy Institute, a research center serving the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she focused her research on international cooperation in science and technology, and in studies of critical technologies within the United States.
Xiaojing Cai is a PhD candidate in Public Information Resources Management at Zhejiang University, China, and a Fulbright Visiting student at John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on the scientific evaluation, government funding and collaboration in scientific production. She earned her BA in Management from Zhejiang University, China.
Caroline V. Fry is an Assistant Professor of Management and Industrial Relations at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Shidler College of Business. She received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business. Dr. Fry's research focuses on science, innovation and entrepreneurship in developing countries. She is particularly interested in better understanding the role of both institutions and international networks in the production of knowledge in some of the poorest countries in the world.