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Nature Masterclass Course – Leading a Collaboration


If you already have collaborative experience and are ready to initiate your own research collaboration, ‘Leading a Collaboration’ covers all aspects of setting up, leading, managing and closing down your own collaborative research project.

What you’ll learn

  • Identify and approach potential collaborators with the right skills and expertise
  • Effective leadership behaviors to drive a successful project
  • Set up collaboration agreements, codes of conduct, and project management plans
  • Seek and apply for funding for your project
  • Keep collaborators motivated, monitor progress, and address delays
  • Manage challenges including conflict between collaborators, stress, ethical misconduct, administering shared funds and resources, and going over budget
  • Maximize the outputs, value, and impact of your collaboration
  • Publishing collaborative papers
  • How to wrap up a collaborative project that has reached its goals, or ends a project early if required

This is a course in the Nature Masterclasses, for which Penn has an institutional subscription. For a broad overview and guide to accessing other available courses, see Nature Masterclasses: Overview.

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