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Research Toolkit: Find Collaborators

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Collaborative research

Collaborative research can occur between institutions such as governments, private enterprise and not-for-profit organisations at a local, national or international level. This can bring about many challenges which will need to be managed, including  diversity of regulatory and legal systems, methodologies and research practices, funding arrangements, organisational structures and culture.

Fore more information see NHMRC Collaborative Research: A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Why Collaborate?

Collaboration can facilitate the following:

  • Improve the quality of scientific research
  • Extend research relationships and networks
  • Share expertise and knowledge transfer
  • Efficient use of funding resources
  • Reduce duplication of research efforts
  • Accelerate dissemination of scientific findings for community benefit

Finding prolific authors in a field

Some search engines may be available to you through University affiliation or paid subscription, and will assist you in finding prolific authors in your field of study. If you are enrolled with a University who subscribes to these platforms you can access these for free:

  • Web of Science
  • Scopus

Finding collaborating authors

Help other Researchers find you

In an environment where more and more research is published every day, a researcher profile will help you to:

  • make you and your research more discoverable
  • find and be found by potential collaborators
  • create and manage a publication list
  • avoid misidentification
  • create opportunities to be cited

For more information on establishing your own Research Profile  and other additional information see our Research Impact Help Guide