In her latest column in Governing, Network Chair and Executive Director of the GovLab Beth Simone Noveck discusses the MacArthur Foundation Research Network's focus on accelerating the "pace of research so we can learn better and faster when an innovation in governance works – for whom, in which contexts and under what conditions," and the development and leveraging of "better methods for doing fast-cycle research in collaboration with government – in the wild, not in the lab."

Noveck focuses in particular on the Network's project in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in which, "the FDA will start to use an expert network that catalogs and makes the expertise of its employees searchable, as well as the expertise of its parent Department of Health and Human Services, the broader academic community and industry."

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