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Collaborative research involves a joint approach to a research project between two or more entities. Collaborative research is less about an organisation commissioning a specified piece of work (contract research) instead it involves both the organisation and the University working together to bring their separate skill sets to resolve a given challenge. The organisation accesses University expertise and is able to specify its challenge and how the academic can resolve that challenge. The benefits of collaborative research are: access to research council or public funding, access to new data sets and opportunities for impact.
Hear from Dr Ian Barwick on how a collaborative research project led to the creation of spin-out company Simomics.
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