Well, if it's this tuesday, it's welcome, to say the least. I read the article, cause that what this thread is really about, and I can't think of anything that would be against this model of coperation in research efforts. Who wouldn't want this for ME/CFS? It still feels as rather utopic though, maybe because 'our' research community is smaller and (therefore?) the ego's and differences seem to be bigger. But why not give it a try? First create the infrastructure, than create the climate that's needed for such a shift in mentality. Who will be leading the way? If Suzanne Vernon can achieve this, it would be a small miracle.
Some promising new results (again...tuesday?) would hopefully bring in some new research groups as well, and that might be just what's needed to create fresh air in a field where some of the same researchers have been opposing and more or less competing with each other for decades now. Fresh air that might result in a fresh way of working together. Let's hope so!