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Nature Masterclass Course – Participating in a Collaboration


Participating in a Collaboration focuses on how to ensure you make a meaningful contribution when you join a collaborative project. The course will help to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective and valuable member of the team. This course is particularly suited to researchers who have little or no experience in working collaboratively.

What you’ll learn

  • Strategies for working in a new research team
  • Key collaborative skills such as dividing tasks, managing your time, and communicating efficiently
  • Tools to help you collaborate
  • How to plan to maximize the skills, ideas, and contacts you’ll gain from collaborating
  • How to overcome possible roadblocks when participating in collaborative projects

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

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