I wanted to blog about the issue of the need for more skilled and experienced bioinformaticians in this country, but after I read an article in the Pharma Times saying exactly what I had wanted to say I thought I might as well just redirect Eagle's blog readers there instead:
- A shortage of skilled staff means that researchers absolutely must outsource more of their bioinformatics work either through direct contracts or through collaborations.
- Open innovation is the way to go.
- Collaboration between public and private sectors really should mean what it says from now on. Less of the private sector being used as a banker to fund public sector projects, and more of a genuine sharing of knowledge and expertise and a more even distribution of the costs of supporting such work.