This guest blogpost from Piirus member Elaine Campbell, Senior Lecturer at Northumbria Law School, UK, explains why collaboration works for career researchers. If you don't already have a New Year's resolution, then perhaps consider this one! I was an only child, until I was 13 years old. Without any siblings in the house, I got on with things by … [Read more...] about Why collaboration should be your New Year’s Resolution
Jonathan Moss leads Coffey’s Governance Security and Justice team based in London. Here, he tells us about his work creating collaborative partnerships, and there are many aspects that researchers will recognise, from a focus on impact to international collaborations. Over half of Coffey’s global business is focused on international development funded by … [Read more...] about In focus: creating collaborative partnerships for international development
We've heard recently from our Arts and Humanities correspondent about the project to digitise the Vatican's documents. Digitisation is a growing phenomena and there are many reasons why it might be carried out, leading to a variety of approaches. This post takes a look at some of the possible motivations that might lead to digitisation: Piirus is all about … [Read more...] about Why choose to digitise? 7 motivations to balance if you’re collaborating.
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