Science incubators: synthesis centers and their role in the research ecosystem.


Journal Article

How should funding agencies enable researchers to explore high-risk but potentially high-reward science? One model that appears to work is the NSF-funded synthesis center, an incubator for community-led, innovative science.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rodrigo, A; Alberts, S; Cranston, K; Kingsolver, J; Lapp, H; McClain, C; Smith, R; Vision, T; Weintraub, J; Wiegmann, B

Published Date

  • January 15, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 1

Start / End Page

  • e1001468 -

PubMed ID

  • 23335860

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23335860

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-7885

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1544-9173

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001468


  • eng