The Greatest Generational Impact: The Open Neuroscience Movement as an Emerging Knowledge Commons

Governing Medical Knowledge Commons (eds. Katherine Strandburg, Brett Frischmann, & Michael Madison, Cambridge University Press, 2017 Forthcoming)

Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 16-15

25 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last revised: 13 Sep 2016

Maja Larson

Allen Institute

Margaret Chon

Seattle University School of Law

Date Written: June 3, 2016

Abstract

This forthcoming book chapter describes what some in the neuroscience research community are calling the “open neuroscience movement.” By focusing on the enabling conditions for cooperation, this case study of neuroscience data sharing may be particularly useful in illuminating the dynamics of commons formation in research environments dominated by an ethos of competitive, individual lab-based achievement. It also can shed light on the emergence of these types of governance arrangements where non-profit organizations are among the principal actors. Forthcoming in a collection of commons case studies analyzed under the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework, it is situated within the intersecting scholarly literatures on knowledge infrastructure and knowledge commons, both of which are related to open innovation research.

Keywords: Commons, IAD Framework, Neuroscience, Open Innovation

Suggested Citation

Larson, Maja and Chon, Margaret, The Greatest Generational Impact: The Open Neuroscience Movement as an Emerging Knowledge Commons (June 3, 2016). Governing Medical Knowledge Commons (eds. Katherine Strandburg, Brett Frischmann, & Michael Madison, Cambridge University Press, 2017 Forthcoming); Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 16-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789769

Maja Larson

Allen Institute ( email )

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Seattle, WA 98109
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Margaret Chon (Contact Author)

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

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