Interdisciplinary research: guides for funders, researchers and research partners

Three guides have been developed to share collective knowledge on how funders, researchers, and wider research partners can work together for better outcomes to address pressing societal challenges.

A guidance note for research funders lays out seven key challenges and suggests ways forward from the pre-call stage to evaluation of completed research projects (see reference No. 1 below).

A separate guidance note for interdisciplinary researchers highlights the essential attributes and support required for successful interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, at the individual, team and research environment levels (see reference No. 2 below).

A third guidance note for partners who are not themselves researchers sets out general requirements for collaboration and provides a checklist of questions and actions from the pre-collaboration stage to after that can help achieve more successful collaborations (see reference No. 3 below).

References:

  1. Morris, S., Macleod, C. J. A., Bammer, G., Meagher, L., Gordon, I., Hartley, S., Lyall, C., Prager, K., Stringer, L. C., and Tibbett, M. (2016). Funding interdisciplinary research: improving practices and processes. Working Together for Better Outcomes Workshop, 26-27 March 2015, Edinburgh, UK, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2332.9044
  2. Currie, M., Macleod, C. J. A., de Bruin, A., Maynard. C., Bammer, G., Meagher, L., Scott, A., Reed, M. and Campbell, C. (2016). Working together for better outcomes: good practice for interdisciplinary researchers. Working Together for Better Outcomes Workshop, 26-27 March 2015, Edinburgh, UK, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1677.5443
  3. Prager, K., Macleod, C. J. A., Meagher, L., Bammer, G., Irvine, K. N., Scott, A., George, S., Baird, E., Black, H., Daniell, T., Haffey, M., Homans, H., Rathjen, J. and Mohammed, S, (2016). Working together for better outcomes: the role of research partnerships. Working Together for Better Outcomes Workshop, 26-27 March 2015, Edinburgh, UK, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3250.4085

Website: https://ics.hutton.ac.uk/events/working-together-for-better-outcomes/

Posted: March 2016
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