Playing nice with research partners

“Working in partnership for research is the way of the future” Professor Warwick Anderson CEO National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia.

There are as many good intentions to work in real partnership as there are barriers to working in partnership. Common concerns about partnerships include:

  • The protection of ideas and knowledge;
  • The time and skills required to find and manage the partnerships;
  • The governance of those partnerships, particularly around decision making.