Course

Part 3: Leading a collaboration

Effective Collaboration in Research

3 Modules Duration: 5h30

If you already have collaborative experience and are ready to initiate your own research collaboration, Part 3 of the Effective Collaboration in Research course covers all aspects of setting up, leading, managing, and closing down your own collaborative research project.

What you’ll learn

  • Identify and approach potential collaborators with the right skills and expertise
  • Effective leadership behaviours to drive a successful project
  • Set up collaboration agreements, codes of conduct, and project management plans
  • Seek and apply for funding for your project
  • Keep collaborators motivated, monitor progress, and address delays
  • Manage challenges including conflict between collaborators, stress, ethical misconduct, administering shared funds and resources, and going over-budget
  • Maximize the outputs, value and impact of your collaboration
  • Publishing collaborative papers
  • How to wrap-up a collaborative project that has reached its goals, or end a project early if required

Features

  • Part 3 of a 3-part course
  • Certificate of completion
  • Expert insight and advice from 17 recognized collaborators
  • English language captions and transcripts
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The modules

Initiating and leading a collaboration | 2h00 | 11 lessons

In this module you will learn:

  • whether a collaborative project is the best way to achieve your research and career goals
  • how to identify potential collaborators with the right skills and expertise
  • how to approach potential collaborators with a persuasive proposal
  • how to develop effective leadership behaviours to drive a successful project
  • how to develop collaboration agreements, codes of conduct and project management plans         
  • to be aware of relevant guidelines, policies, and legislation that may underpin your collaborative project
  • how to seek and apply for funding for your project.
Running and troubleshooting a collaboration | 1h40 | 6 lessons

In this module you will learn:

  • how to keep your collaborators engaged with the project
  • how to monitor progress and how to address delays if they occur
  • how to handle people leaving or joining the project
  • how to resolve disagreements or poor team dynamics
  • how to manage stress
  • how to deal with challenges relating to ethics and misconduct
  • how to manage shared funds and resources and what to do if you go over-budget.
Outputs and next steps | 1h50 | 6 lessons

In this module you will learn:

  • the different outputs your collaborative research could produce, and how to communicate them to others
  • the particular challenges or processes that could be involved in publishing collaborative papers
  • the different forms of value that your collaborative project could generate for different stakeholders and communities
  • how to measure and maximize the impact of your collaborative findings
  • how to wrap-up a collaborative project that has reached its goals, or end a project early if required
  • how to leverage your collaboration to advance your research, your career, and future collaborative efforts.