Paul Edwards, et al., wrote this article “Science Friction: Data, Metadata, and Collaboration” for the journal, Social Studies of Science. (Subscription required to view the whole article.) From the abstract:
When scientists from two or more disciplines work together on related problems, they often face what we call ‘science friction’. As science becomes more data-driven, collaborative, and interdisciplinary, demand increases for interoperability among data, tools, and services.