A new report from Oxford Economics and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, identifies common issues linked to lagging research productivity, along with some practical steps for improving performance across the research ecosystem. The study indicates that the productivity rate of scientific research is not declining on a global basis, contrary to some earlier reports. Yet major obstacles to scientific productivity persist, including pressure for quick results, technical and organizational complexity, and poor collaboration habits. Issues with government funding are another problem that often drags on research performance.
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