Communication for Collaboration

Collaboration is essential for the success of most researchers. The boundaries of our disciplines, and where they intersect with other fields is where we can further our knowledge and make exciting discoveries. A research collaboration is any work that you do with others, where there is mutual benefit and both parties contribute to the outcomes.

As a postgraduate research student, the chances are you will want or be required to work in collaboration with other researchers within and outside your own discipline, as well with external collaborators from industry, business, government, the third sector and beyond. GW4 is committed to facilitating and supporting these exciting collaborations, and the materials here are designed to help you:

  • Think about how you would benefit from collaboration
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges of collaborating in research
  • Find new ways of reaching different audiences with your ideas
  • Improve the way in which you communicate about yourself and your research to potential collaborators

The materials in this resource were produced as a result of a stimulating two-day conference for researchers across the GW4 Alliance, bringing together research students, communication specialists and experienced collaborators. This resource includes presentations, advice and activities around the following topics.

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