National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh has made international scientific collaborations a priority, but there has been one consistent challenge in getting researchers from the US and around the world to work with each other, says ScienceInsider's Jeffrey Mervis. It takes a lot of time to agree on rules regarding intellectual property, access to data, and — most importantly — standards for peer review, he adds.

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