Hackathons may accelerate scientific discovery, study finds


From interdisciplinary teams to multi-institutional partnerships, collaborations in research have become commonplace. However, these interactions are often made up of siloed teams who pass information along a pipeline rather than operating cohesively. In a new study, researchers have shown how hackathons, or other crowdsourcing events, may provide a good strategy for building bridges over the traditional divides of research partnerships and accelerate scientific discovery.

Brandi Klingerman of University of Notre Dame Research wrote an article on EIGH affiliated faculty member Geoffrey Siwo's work in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read the story to learn about how crowd-sourcing events like hackathons may be helpful in the development of research partnerships and scientific discovery.

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