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Effective collaborations

The Coronavirus Global R&I Collaboration Portal facilitates partnerships, collaborations and joint research activities between members. To ensure successful collaborations, the portal strives to nurture the characteristics that make collaborations successful, while making sure to minimise factors that put potential collaborations at risk.  

Success factors:

  • Shared vision 
  • Common language, goals and objectives
  • Good communication between the parties and mutual respect
  • Equal share of burdens and responsibilities
  • Meeting deadlines

Risk factors:

  • Limited funding may end collaborations prematurely
  • If participants have different interests, focus may soon be lost
  • Unequal power dynamics 
  • Cultural differences or lack of shared ethical standards 
  • Clinical protocols may differ between countries or regions, making certain approaches not applicable universally
  • The issue of trust has been highlighted as one of the key concerns when being approached by potential members with whom one has had no prior experience. A research on the other party’s academic credentials, past research work, affiliation to institutions and academic reputation is the norm in order to verify the credibility and trustworthiness of others.   

Partnering tips: 

  • Search through members, projects and active calls for collaboration to identify individuals or organisations you relate to. 
  • Use the members' contact details to get in touch. 
  • If you receive a connection request message, try to respond fast.
  • Build and verify trust as well as establish good communication going forward.  
The portal is now open.

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