Opportunities for intra-university collaborations in the new research environment

Kathryn M. Steel, Helen Thompson, Wendy Wright
2018 Higher Education Research and Development  
New opportunities for research collaborations within universities are explored through reflection on a recent collaboration between an academic researcher, the library and the eResearch Centre at a regional Australian university. Such opportunities arise from significant changes to the research landscape, including increased emphasis on open access publication of research outputs and the growth of eResearch capabilities. The latter has resulted in increases in data size and complexity and
more » ... omplexity and provides opportunities for collaboration across research institutions. This article reflects on the dynamics and assesses the outcomes of a collaboration formed during an externally funded open research data project. This project and a precursor project are briefly described, together with the specific contribution of each collaborator. Collaboration dynamics and the reasons for project success are assessed, as are implications for future research practice. Outcomes from eResearch collaborations may provide broader benefits to universities, as well as rewards to academic researchers. ARTICLE HISTORY
doi:10.1080/07294360.2018.1549537 fatcat:increkmwhnbjjfzckrxar6qhmu