What does collaboration mean to you?

col·lab·o·rate: 1. Work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something, or 2) Cooperate traitorously with an enemy.  (from Oxford Dictionaries)

Which definition describes how you view collaboration? Although science today is characterized by large research teams, and funders commonly look for evidence of collaboration among organizations, do you really collaborate? Collaboration means working with other people toward a common goal – toward something bigger than could be accomplished by individuals or organizations by themselves.

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