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Researchers frequently collaborate with colleagues both within the University and externally. Clear communication is essential to effective collaborations.
Issues for collaborators to discuss at an early stage include:
Ideally, collaborative projects should have effective management plans agreed at the outset which cover the above points. For larger collaborative projects, it may be advisable to form a project management group to review and update plans at regular intervals.
Attention to these issues at the outset of a collaboration can help to ensure that such projects run smoothly and potentially avoid problems downstream.