With our proven highly interactive consortium process our clients experience:

  • 70% success rate with Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) proposals
  • 2x increase in research productivity
  • Access to other sources of funding in addition to grant funding
  • The ability to form a consortium even when there are no relevant open grant funding call topics
  • Consortium meetings and conference calls where problems are solved, opportunities are identified, and ideas are transformed into concrete project plans
  • Project designs that make funders and partners enthusiastic

Scott smallScott Wagers, MD - The "Consortium Whisperer" - When teams of individuals with diverse backgrounds think together to develop ideas and solve problems, they generate know-how that is hard to get in any other way.

Having had the privilege to bear witness to this process in more than 10.000 hours of dialogue in multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder teams across many different scientific domains Scott brings an unusual depth of experience to each project.

He provides both intellectual input as well as guidance on the principles and processes of working well together in consortia. 

Scott and  the professional team at BioSci Consulting have helped develop and deliver a number of high-profile consortia totalling more than 179 million in funding:

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Articles

What to think when you are concerned that a consortium project is moving too slowly
What to think when you are concerned that a consortium project is moving too slowly
What Atari games can teach us about consortium project design
What Atari games can teach us about consortium project design
What do you do when your consortium project progresses too slowly
What do you do when your consortium project progresses too slowly
U-BIOPRED: a highly interactive consortium that is shaping our understanding of asthma
U-BIOPRED: a highly interactive consortium that is shaping our understanding of asthma
Being selfish can supercharge a consortium project
Being selfish can supercharge a consortium project
Why imperfection is perfection when writing a consortium project proposal
Why imperfection is perfection when writing a consortium project proposal
The most important consortium project plan element
The most important consortium project plan element
'Keep it simple' does not mean watering down your ambition
'Keep it simple' does not mean watering down your ambition
Building trust in a consortium project is not about being nice
Building trust in a consortium project is not about being nice
The trick to making brainstorm sessions productive
The trick to making brainstorm sessions productive
Why it is important to structure your research consortium interactions like an ongoing cocktail party
Why it is important to structure your research consortium interactions like an ongoing cocktail party
Do we have to accept that we are stuck in disease definition silos?
Do we have to accept that we are stuck in disease definition silos?
How to have fun in difficult consortium projects
How to have fun in difficult consortium projects
Contrary to popular advice meetings with long attendee lists are valuable.
Contrary to popular advice meetings with long attendee lists are valuable.
Can you do good medical research without multi-stakeholder input?
Can you do good medical research without multi-stakeholder input?
Is publishing fast and often your best strategy as a medical researcher?
Is publishing fast and often your best strategy as a medical researcher?
Having the confidence to throw away the Gantt chart
Having the confidence to throw away the Gantt chart
Data alone won't solve big complex problems in medicine
Data alone won't solve big complex problems in medicine
The most powerful communication tool for multidisciplinary projects
The most powerful communication tool for multidisciplinary projects
The best time management strategy for medical researchers
The best time management strategy for medical researchers
Overcoming translational gap apathy
Overcoming translational gap apathy
The value of seemingly random dialgoue
The value of seemingly random dialgoue
How to write a good task description for a consortium project
How to write a good task description for a consortium project
Making genomics social: an interview with Susanne Baars
Making genomics social: an interview with Susanne Baars
"Equalise early and often"- the key to making transformational advances with open innovation
Shifting the paradigm of how we treat infections to one that promotes resilience and health.
Shifting the paradigm of how we treat infections to one that promotes resilience and health.
Learnings from a highly integrated consortium
Learnings from a highly integrated consortium
Is Blockchain a panacea for health data? An interview with Carolyn Seet.
Is Blockchain a panacea for health data? An interview with Carolyn Seet.
Begin with the impact in mind and then build your consortium: an interview with Pierre Meulien
Begin with the impact in mind and then build your consortium: an interview with Pierre Meulien
Multi-stakeholder consortia as a way to make major advances: NEJM article main points and highlights
Multi-stakeholder consortia as a way to make major advances: NEJM article main points and highlights
Leadership, patient centeredness, and setting out with the intent to integrate data globally as important ingredients for innovating with biomedical R&D consortia: an interview with Ruth Tal-Singer.
Leadership, patient centeredness, and setting out with the intent to integrate data globally as important ingredients for innovating with biomedical R&D consortia: an interview with Ruth Tal-Singer.