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Table 2. 
Unique combinations of fields and tasks for consortia publishing at least 17 papers, with examples of projects
FieldTypeExamples (no. of papers)
Nuclear physics A series of experiments or data analysis with equipment for measuring particles, such as at the Large Hadron Collider ATLAS Collaboration (755); CLEO Collaboration (400); D0 Collaboration (349) 
Astronomy Users of an expensive type of telescope (e.g., “High Energy Stereoscopic System” telescopes) HESS Collaboration (150); MAGIC Collaboration (138); Fermi-LAT Collaboration (136) 
Genomics A shared genomics methods-based generic task (e.g., Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project with two research groups; and, “a semiautomated high-throughput pipeline at the Joint Center for Structural Genomics”) or a disease-based task GEBA project (148); Joint Center for Structural Genomics (85); Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (27); OCD Collaborative Genetics Study (25); IMAGE project (21); Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network (19) 
Medicine Registry or longitudinal cohort study for disease, based upon large collaboration at multiple sites (e.g., “Swiss [] outpatient clinics [] HIV patients”) Swiss HIV Cohort Study (120); CONFIRM registry (52); Systemic Lupus [] cohort (32); U.S. Extrahepatic Biliary Malignancy Consortium (26); Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (20); Chronic Total Occlusion Multicenter U.S. Registry (19); IDACO Investigators (19); EUROCARE Working Group (18) 
Microbiology Long-term monitoring of antimicrobial resistance or infection rates CHINET (52); Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (19) 
Medicine Departmental research Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba University (46); Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic (33); Division of Hematology, Jichi Medical University (32) 
Public health Collaborative cohort-based project to investigate public health issues (e.g., healthy eating, aging, cancer risk factors) JACC Study (43); JPHC Study Group (33); Food4Me (27); EMAS study group (26); European Male Ageing Study (20); Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (19) 
Neuro-psychology Funded project with shared broad goal (e.g., find how “biological, psychological, and environmental factors during adolescence may influence brain development and mental health”) IMAGEN Consortium (24) 
FieldTypeExamples (no. of papers)
Nuclear physics A series of experiments or data analysis with equipment for measuring particles, such as at the Large Hadron Collider ATLAS Collaboration (755); CLEO Collaboration (400); D0 Collaboration (349) 
Astronomy Users of an expensive type of telescope (e.g., “High Energy Stereoscopic System” telescopes) HESS Collaboration (150); MAGIC Collaboration (138); Fermi-LAT Collaboration (136) 
Genomics A shared genomics methods-based generic task (e.g., Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project with two research groups; and, “a semiautomated high-throughput pipeline at the Joint Center for Structural Genomics”) or a disease-based task GEBA project (148); Joint Center for Structural Genomics (85); Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia (27); OCD Collaborative Genetics Study (25); IMAGE project (21); Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network (19) 
Medicine Registry or longitudinal cohort study for disease, based upon large collaboration at multiple sites (e.g., “Swiss [] outpatient clinics [] HIV patients”) Swiss HIV Cohort Study (120); CONFIRM registry (52); Systemic Lupus [] cohort (32); U.S. Extrahepatic Biliary Malignancy Consortium (26); Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (20); Chronic Total Occlusion Multicenter U.S. Registry (19); IDACO Investigators (19); EUROCARE Working Group (18) 
Microbiology Long-term monitoring of antimicrobial resistance or infection rates CHINET (52); Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (19) 
Medicine Departmental research Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba University (46); Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic (33); Division of Hematology, Jichi Medical University (32) 
Public health Collaborative cohort-based project to investigate public health issues (e.g., healthy eating, aging, cancer risk factors) JACC Study (43); JPHC Study Group (33); Food4Me (27); EMAS study group (26); European Male Ageing Study (20); Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (19) 
Neuro-psychology Funded project with shared broad goal (e.g., find how “biological, psychological, and environmental factors during adolescence may influence brain development and mental health”) IMAGEN Consortium (24) 
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