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Practical guidance is provided on collaboration in research teams.

The toolkit is divided into nine sections, each covering the following:

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“The Collaboration Success Wizard is an on-line diagnostic survey for geographically distributed collaborations. The survey probes factors that may strengthen or weaken the collaboration. The Wizard provides both personal and project-level reports to help build successful and productive collaborative projects.”

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Individual competencies for interdisciplinary research collaboration were identified using a Delphi method which drew on expert opinion. Twenty-four competencies were identified in the following five clusters:
  • intrapersonal, including broad intellectual curiosity and an open mind
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A list of questions for scientific collaborators helps identify - before collaborating - core issues such as authorship, adding additional collaborators, and identification of who does what in the collaboration.

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There are four major areas where complications arise in collaborative research: expectations, assumptions, standards and values, and work habits. Topics covered include:

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This system dynamics-based approach uses “pair-blending of influence diagrams and the development of dynamical models to support focused dialogue”. It involves six “co-evolving activities” summarised in the following guiding questions:

This guide for researchers in socio-economic sciences and humanities provides help in creating policy briefs, project websites, flyers and brochures. It offers insights into dealing with the press and contains suggestions on how to organise a final project conference.

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This handbook presents communication tools grouped under the headings of planning, packaging, targeting and monitoring tools. Tools include problem tree analysis, visioning scenarios, blogging and outcome mapping. The tools are specifically geared towards the needs of researchers in civil society organisations.

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Critical systems heuristics supports boundary critique, which aims to handle boundary judgments systematically and critically. It provides questions in four areas:

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ICTAM is a step-wise method for bringing qualitative mental models into formal quantitative simulation models.

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