Research Outline

Significant collaborative projects


To identify the biggest collaborative projects in history that required the coordination of different experts with a range of skills toward a common goal for the purposes of guiding research into effective collaborative production processes.

Early Findings

Important Collaborations in History

Greatest Acts of Collaboration

Collaborations in Science and Industry

  • James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Williams and Rosalind Franklin teamed up to discover the double helix structure of DNA.
  • William Proctor and James Gamble collaborated on a company called Proctor & Gamble that is now one of the largest CPG companies in the world.
  • National Geographic, IBM, and the Waitt Foundation have joined together to complete The Genographic Project, which "aims to collect DNA samples from indigenous populations across the world, analyze them to map their ancestry, and therefore understand human migration patterns."