Guide to research collaboration

This guide will help you plan and manage your research collaboration. It contains advice and experiences from a range of academics from the GW4 Alliance and beyond. Based upon real experiences, this guide features the benefits, challenges and processes of collaboration.

Why collaborate? Before embarking on a research collaboration, think about whether the many advantages of collaboration apply to you and your work.

This guide will develop continuously, with new information and advice being added on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions on topics or advice to include, please e-mail us on or contact members of the team directly.

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Getting started Establishing the collaboration






Managing the collaboration

Completing and reviewing