Collaborative research can be simple or complex and is mutually beneficial to those involved - providing access to specific expertise or resources that are not available within one research team. Establishing and maintaining successful research collaborations includes: having a clear understanding of roles and relationships, consistent communication, effective management and recognizing differences in research fields. (Office of Research Integrity)

Resources in this section will address:

  • What are the advantages of collaborative research?
  • What are the types and formats used for collaborative research?
  • What factors are important to consider in determining whether to engage in a collaborative research project?
  • What are the key elements of successful research collaborations?
  • What are some of the potential complications in collaborative research relationships?
  • What are the special challenges of international collaborations?
  • Where can I find guidelines for setting up a collaborative research agreement?