About

defineconsortia

Getting new medical products from discovery to patients requires all sectors—academia, industry, government, clinical care, nonprofits, and philanthropy— to work together throughout the research and development process. But collaboration is a complex endeavor, and integrating the right partners is far from easy.

Despite the recent explosion of research consortia around the globe, the landscape has gone largely unmapped, resulting in confusion about the multitude of efforts and mechanisms for participation. FasterCures initiated the Consortia-pedia project to better understand the breadth and scope of approaches that a wide range of consortia have adopted to bring together non-traditional partners with a shared R&D goal.

Consortia-pedia is:

  • a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the emerging model of collaboration-by-consortium,
  • a framework for understanding the breadth and scope of approaches that a wide range of consortia have adopted in efforts to bring together non-traditional partners with a shared R&D goal, and
  • designed for stakeholders in medical R&D that are part of a consortium or interested in participating in or creating a consortium.
About FasterCures

FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is an action tank, determined to remove barriers to medical progress. We have only one goal: to save lives by speeding up and improving the medical research system. Since day one, FasterCures’ work has been aimed at promoting effective models of collaboration to advance and accelerate biomedical research. The model of research by consortia is at the heart of this effort, leading to FasterCures’ work in the space.