In September this year, Piirus surveyed researchers worldwide, from across multiple disciplines. 346 researchers responded, and two key findings were: 79% of researchers said that collaboration makes them more productive 91% agreed collaboration increases research impact So in many respects it is no surprise that 94% of respondents were interested … [Read more...] about Academic research collaboration and networks: an infographic based on what researchers told us.
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In last week’s blog we discussed undertaking collaborative projects, however what should you do once you have all the wonderful data, have analysed it together and drawn exciting conclusions? Our Science Correspondent Ian Hancox explores this theme. Below are a few tips on how to publish and present collaborative research, but we would also love to hear … [Read more...] about Tips for presenting and publishing collaborative research, from a scientist
You did all the groundwork and your collaborative project is underway: great! Keeping it on track is now the priority, and it's all about planning and communication. What is the best way to keep in touch, and keep everyone informed? Image credit: Armchairbuilder.com, Flickr Creative Commons Each project has its own needs, but they may fall into one of … [Read more...] about Four issues when undertaking collaborative projects
So you’ve made some great research connections and built those relationships. You’ve got a brilliant idea, a potential collaborator(s) and now you’re ready to collaborate. How do you go about this? Get support from your institution Informal discussions, brainstorming and sharing ideas with your potential collaborators are one thing, but if you’re based … [Read more...] about How to start a research collaboration
In last week’s blog we focused on how to make initial research connections. This week we look at both why and how to expand on these initial contacts. Why would I want to put time and effort into building these research relationships? These research relationships may open up opportunities such as future employment, extra research funding and … [Read more...] about Making research collaborations: building relationships
Do you feel you should collaborate more in your research or make more research connections? Did you participate in the recent #ecrchat on Twitter about Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration or wish you had? Are you undertaking a collaborative project and want to share your tips and hear others? Collaborating with others drives research excellence and … [Read more...] about Increase your impact through research collaboration – tips for researchers