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).
- 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
- 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
- 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
Posted: March 2016
Last modified: March 2016