To spark medical innovation, Canada should embrace Open Science

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

U of T's Aled Edwards writes that when it comes to medical innovation, Canadians ought to be leaders in not only sharing data and samples and avoiding patents but also in setting the global standards for sharing.

“By sharing, our leading public institutions will reduce needless duplication of effort, decrease senseless negotiations over who owns what, to generate more collaborations,” he argues. 

Edwards is the founding and current CEO of the Structural Genomics Consortium, a professor of molecular genetics at the University of Toronto and a visiting professor at the University of Oxford.