I am investigating properties of some material. However it seems that all of the research is inconclusive and material modified the same way but by different teams have different properties.
Because research teams sometimes did only one or two types of measurement (which does not overlap with other teams' measurements)* , it is difficult to compare and say what may be the reason for different results.
It is known that the best practice is to never throw samples away.
So maybe it would be good to invite all the research teams to send me their samples and make all of the possible measurements to squeeze more data from them. It would not only give the mankind more knowledge, but also it would allow those team to have one more paper from the same, old samples.
However everyone I know tells me, that people will never agree for something like that, because noone trust other people.
So how to make people trust me, and create a huge, multinational study of said material, with a lot of authors and a lot of measurements (carried out in one facility to be sure of identical conditions)?
* I mean that eg. teams 1 and 2 made the same type of material but team 1 did measurements A and B, while team 2 made measurement A and C. Hard to compare, especially if measurement of A gives different results for different team.