Queries related to building up and maintenance of a collaborative academic activity or research.

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I'm looking for an application or workflow which integrates data values into the writing process

Currently, on all of my projects, I do my data analysis, create my figures, put them into a word document, and then I start writing. I say things like "We saw a 35% reduction in the effectiveness ...
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Search for a WYSIWYG, non-latex Online collaborative paper writing Tool [duplicate]

Is there a tool that is WYSIWYG and not latex (in fact any coding) base online (for ease of collaboration) Can write math equation Does line numbering Does equation numbering Google Doc is perfect ...
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To what extent do PhD students in computer science collaborate equally with other PhD students when working on a research project?

I hear a lot that PhD students are expected, and for the most part, work independently on their research projects. This seems to be reflected by how being a 'first-author' on a paper is highly valued ...
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Summer Research with Advisor or at National Lab?

I have the option of doing research with my advisor this summer (yay, funding!) or working with a collaborator at a highly-regarded national lab (a research position, but called an internship). I have ...
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Use of external collaboration in masters

I have recently finished a 4yr Bachelor in Physics and have been looking for a masters thesis(the masters program at my university is rather dumb - you just do research and the thesis). A recently ...
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How should I email a group member from an international group in my area that I previously worked with?

I am PhD student in biomedical signal processing area. Before starting my PhD in January 2015, I was researcher in a research group in which I had the opportunity to know one of the best researchers ...
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How to answer to this polite, but strange request?

I am a young postgraduate researcher, and I have developed an algorithm to measure the blood flow from echographic signals in a novel manner. I currently only have one published paper from my ...
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Collaborative paper-writing with non-LaTeX-using colleagues

Background: I work in a field where the use of LaTeX is common but still far from universal. So far I have been lucky in that all my coauthors in the past have been fellow LaTeX users, so ...
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Seeking a biology mentor: is my advisor's advice in my best interest? [closed]

I’m a fourth year PhD student in the life sciences, and I need mentorship, preferably from someone who recognizes the differences between ideal Academic Scientific Research and the actual realities ...
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What kind of video conference software do academics use?

I'm a new graduate student and my adviser asked me to set up a meeting with some out-of-state colleagues (whom I haven't met yet) to start working on a collaboration that I'll be playing a major role ...
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How to deal with important but lazy collaborators?

I'm part of a research project, initiated by another collaborator. The collaborator did the bare minimum of work to get the project started, but then completely stopped contributing, while I did about ...
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Which publications actually count for tenure?

I have been told in no uncertain terms that papers published with your PhD advisor simply Do. Not. Count. when it comes to tenure. Quote: "Publications with your advisor will be crossed off the list." ...
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How to build bridges between mathematicians, computer scientists and biologists?

I am part of a recently founded laboratory in computational biology and we are trying to get all the parts (biologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and so on) to speak the same language, or ...
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A potential collaborator applies for a grant on his own: what should I do?

In response to a solicitation in an area of my expertise, I approached a known expert in a different field; I had thought of a way to apply that field to solve the problem. He liked my idea and set ...
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Sponsoring a non-academic collaborator to attend a conference

I am a non-academic who has collaborated (privately, no employer support) with some academic researchers and been invited to present our work at a conference. The conference admission price and ...
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Collaboration tool for students and teachers

I'm looking for a tool (web application) similar to Atlassian Confluence but for academic purposes. The main purpose of that is to allow selected teachers and students from different schools ...
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Equal author contribution

I, along with two fellow doctoral students, am about to publish a paper supervised by our professor. Our professor is listed as the last author, which of course is fair as he supervised the project. ...
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How can PhD student repair relationship with supervisor after PhD student engages in independent research without supervisor?

When I had just started my PhD in Computer Science in Korea, a Physics PhD student in the EU proposed a collaboration. He and I wrote one paper for a conference. I learned last week that the paper was ...
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How to integrate partial version control, data exchange and research assistants?

Currently, my coauthors and I use GitHub to collaborate in coding and writing but also in data exchange. We have a lot of data, often not in text format (e.g. pdf). Most of this is collected by ...
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How to request that collaborators add my supervisor's name to a manuscript

I am collaborating with a foreign author. As I am still pursuing my degree, I have to add my supervisor's name in that paper, even though my supervisor has not contributed to the preparation of this ...
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How do I ask whether I am going to be an author on a proposed research project?

I am a PhD Student in Australia and I have been asked to help out a research team in my lab on a grant related research project. I have a fair bit of knowledge in the area they are looking in too. I ...
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How is a paper with multiple authors usually written?

I am attending graduate school this fall and one thing that I still could not wrap around my head is that some of the papers are written by seemingly a group of authors (5 people or more). I am ...
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What methods exist for identifying new potential international collaborators for a grant application aside from conferences and literature? [closed]

I'm interested to understand what methods others are successfully using to discover potential collaborators in other countries or fields for interdisciplinary funding applications.
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How to handle pressure from collaborators when life circumstances make it impossible to get work done?

I am looking for a bit of advice on how to handle the workload in a PhD while juggling several collaborative projects plus family pressures. I am in the final year of my PhD which, overall, has been ...
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Figures of Merit (Erdős number) in Resume/CV

I've noticed recently that colleagues, friends, and others seeking employment, have shown, among other things, their Erdős number on their resume/CV. I've also seen some put down their h-index, or ...
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Proposing collaboration to an invited speaker?

I am organising a conference. This will take place in 6 months time. One of the invited speakers works on a topic that is highly related to my research interests. I would like to propose a specific ...
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Should I continue a project someone else started?

I think there are two situations where your supervisor might ask you to continue a project someone else started: Someone produced some data, but never wrote a paper about it Someone wrote a paper ...
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Why do some fellowships require “leadership experience”?

The fellowship I'm about to apply requires me to express my past leadership experience in the personal statement. Why? I understand that leadership is a soft skill that everyone should have, but this ...
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How can physicists help in theoretical biology, besides math and fresh perspectives? [closed]

By googling this keyword: "theoretical biology" and physics, I get many interesting pages, such as: Physics meets biology: Bridging the culture gap Biology is more theoretical than physics Why ...
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How should I stay in professional contact with former supervisors and/or colleagues?

I want to ask if anyone still keeps in touch with former supervisors and/or colleagues from previous universities and how to do it in a professional way. I want to keep in touch with them for not ...
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Should I contact a PhD student or his supervisor for potential collaboration?

I found some recently published papers which are related to my research and am interested in contacting the authors for potential collaboration. However, in those papers, the first author is a Ph.D. ...
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How to resolve disagreement with project teammates over which professor to work with?

I would like some advice about a conflict I am having in a graduate course taught by two professors. I am pursuing a masters (MS) degree in Finance and for the capstone course in the program, each ...
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How to deal with bad smelling (smoking) co-student

For a graduate project I need to work together with a fellow student who smokes a lot (every time we take a break); the smell is really strong and actually distracts from the work at times. Some days ...
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Suggestions for Working with Uncooperative / apathetic teammates [duplicate]

I am getting very frustrated / angry in working with my research teammates on a capstone course project in my Masters program. The project we are working is fairly complex and includes a good amount ...
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How important is primary authorship in judging someone's research contributions?

I wanted to know how the research profile of a doctoral student or a post-doc is usually judged in academia. In the list of peer-reviewed conference or journal publications, how crucial is the ...
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How can I make sure I'll get credit for my work when working with unwanted and untrusted collaborator?

I am taking a course with a major final project. I was looking for a topic when my co-advisor noticed this. He suggested that I do a project related to my master thesis, and I agreed since I didn't ...
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Is it OK to only invite one of three co-authors of a previous joint paper to do another joint paper?

I have co-authored one paper with Professor A, PhD student B and PhD student C. B left the best impression on me as the most friendly, productive and hard-working. Now, I want to do a joint paper ...
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Is it impolite to ask a professor who was not my master's thesis advisor (but with similar research field) to help me to work on a research topic?

I have finished my master's thesis and graduated from the university in which I used to study for my masters degree. Now I have two or three months free time and I am searching for a PhD position; in ...
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How should I approach a Tokyo University professor to join their lab?

What are the guidelines that I should follow when contacting a foreign University professor to ask for joining their lab? I need to find a professor for my already accepted semester abroad as an ...
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What to do if a co-author is delaying announcement of results?

I am finishing writing a joint paper with a collaborator and we are both extremely excited about the results. However, we cannot agree on when to announce the results. In my opinion the paper is ...
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How to work in a group where the group members need to be taught everything?

Edit: I met with the prof and she agreed that it wasn't my responsibility or place to teach my group mates the foundations they were supposed to have learned. A direct quote was that "everyone has to ...
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Team work at Masters level

Ok so first off a bit of background. I've been working professionally three years in a software engineer position after my BSc. in Mathematics and Physics. At some point I realized I missed doing true ...
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collaboration with a professor from other school

Is it acceptable/advisable to seek to collaborate with a former professor (e.g. from undergrad school) while doing research with ones adviser at grad school (the two schools being different)? Of ...
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How do you find interdisciplinary collaborators for your research?

I would like to know if someone knows whether there are IT solutions (websites etc) that help with meeting interdisciplinary researchers from local academic institutions (socal).
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How to contact author whose work I built off of?

I'm working on a manuscript for a scientific paper that alters/adds onto what another study found over 20 years ago. This old study is highly cited and the graphs are reproduced in a lot of textbooks, ...
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What must a researcher know or understand about another researcher to ensure successful research collaboration?

What must a researcher know or understand about another researcher to confidently conclude that he or she can become a good partner in collaboration? Specific opinions will be appreciated, e.g. the ...
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Should I mention my co-authors while tweeting about our publications?

Assume we have a paper published in a conference or journal. Should I mention my co-authors while posting some content of the paper (or just paper's link) on Twitter or Facebook? Let's assume I am ...
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How to treat an under-performing coauthor?

I am a postdoctoral researcher in a lab, having person (e.g.) X as a colleague, also a postdoctoral researcher like me, having obtained a PhD two years after me. Here is the problem: In the last two ...
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Is it unusual for a collaborator to ask for funding for a very short project?

I am working on a paper that requires a comparison method to be implemented. The method of choice is not in my discipline. I asked a collaborator, who is an expert in the area and with whom I have ...
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How to confront advisor about the expectation that I will support another student's project for extended period of time?

I work in a collaborative scientific research group at a public university in the US. Specifically, my lab has two graduate students: myself and another who is expected to graduate shortly. I'm told ...