Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blogging live from the RAC -- Sections 5.7

To follow along, the draft plan is at:    http://www.scribd.com/doc/79701467

The call-in number is toll-free 1-800-767-1750 and the access code is 82477# .

The full agenda provided to RAC members today is here:  https://docs.google.com/open?id=1Sas5UyjORc9Jb0mwCQxNfOfvPT1ofYQOtA5l2OytHsHm-Ve8SrgCTbTaLLZQ.


2:45 p.m. --  New discussion on 5.7, coordination/communication

Dr. Grosser presented PowerPoints showing his metric analysis of GWI research publications, connectivity.  Cumulative:  353 total.  12 are most recent VA-/CDMRP-funded studies.  Showed a GWI Co-Authorship Network of authors:  n=866 on 353 papers in PubMed; several major nodes of collaboration.  UT-Southwestern a separate node.   !Idea: Develop mechanisms to increase connectivity between researchers and their collaboration.  More authors publishing the field, but they don't "interact" (co-author).  Discussion of correlation between decrease in new studies and decrease in funding seems apparent.  Discussion that study citations may not bet the best way to measure progress in GWI research.  !Fund consortia so researchers can collaborate; or a Center.

Rest of this section, consensus is that it's good.

Battery will die soon, so live blogging will cease shortly.  :-(

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