What Would You Do?

FemaleScienceProfessor wants to know: What would you do if you found out that another team was working on the exact same research project you were, though neither of you had yet published any papers or abstracts on it? Would you contact the other group to let them know about the overlap, and possibly offer to share resources, or would you do nothing at all in order to keep your data and ideas confidential until it was time to publish?

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