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Questions tagged [collaboration]

Queries related to establishing and maintaining collaborative academic research endeavors or other activities.

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What tools do you use to manage writing co-authored papers?

What tools do you use to manage co-authored papers? This is similar to questions active 4 years ago and 5 years ago. I assume tech has changed since then. Co-authored projects I have been on have ...
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Where to post a research request?

I want to find someone who is already or willing to begin researching the answer to this variation of the linear assignment problem as it has practical utility. Is there a systematic way to find such ...
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My collaborator has asked to be only acknowledged in a paper. Should I make him a co-author?

I am writing a paper in mathematics. It relies heavily on a result from a different topic that I phrased, felt that it should be true, but I did not know how to prove that result. I asked someone who ...
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How to request the supervisor email from a researcher

I am trying to contact a professor in another university in a different country for a potential collaboration. I only got the email that he uses on his papers, which he doesn't open as much because I ...
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A potential collaborator and PhD student took a commanding tone with me (faculty) – how should I react?

Background about me I am an early-to-mid-career teaching-track faculty (four years of cross-curricular teaching experience in engineering) in the USA. I teach courses both at the undergraduate and ...
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My supervisor is trying to “steal” my collaborators: what can I do?

I work as a postdoc in Prof. X's research group. I have my own funding and work on my own topics, which are related to X's interests. X is an expert in experimental work and I do simulations, on which ...
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For STEM fields, is there self-segregation in United States academia?

I notice that often a lot of Chinese mathematicians collaborate with other Chinese, and Americans collaborate with other Americans. Many of the journal papers that I look up seem to indicate this ...
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Long distance collaboration with a professor – wrote manuscript, getting ignored. What to do next?

This summer I was involved in a long distance collaboration with a researcher at an institution for clinical research. I was essentially CC'd to this person via an old colleague who currently works ...
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Can co-authors disagree in their own paper?

Co-authors are increasingly required to report their individual contributions to a research paper. But can they report their (internal) disagreement? Co-authors may disagree on parts of a final draft....
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Collaborator has shared a draft paper with a significant amount of self-plagiarism. Should I say something?

I am a theoretical physics postdoc. A while ago I began collaborating with a certain group of experimentalists on a joint project. This group has a good reputation in the field and I regarded the ...
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Avoiding use of a red pen in providing handwritten comments on student work

As is common practice, I usually have used a red pen to grade student work and provide edits and comments on papers I collaborate on. However, I was speaking recently with an elementary school teacher ...
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Stop someone Publishing a thesis without giving credits to original author [closed]

I am serving notice period and have written a thesis, matured enough to be published. All the work related to thesis has been done solely by me while I was working there before resignation. Now I am ...
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My co-authors don't want to help get our manuscripts published anymore. What should I do?

Recently I've had two different sets of co-authors give up on the publication process. Here are the two cases: Publication was rejected on the basis that additional work was needed, amounting to ...
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Are problems in PhD science labs not present in math phd research?

I must say that I am shocked at the number of questions on this site that reads like the following, "my advisor has stopped funding me" "my advisor has been completely ignoring my emails" "my ...
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Contacting university for potential PhD collaboration without the presence of my supervisor

The question might be misleading, so I will explain in more details: The company in which I am employed offered me to do a PhD. The subject and everything else has been already approved and funded, ...
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Am I entitled to any benefit by implementing an idea from my professor's published paper?

I'm an undergraduate student. A new professor joined our college this year. The new professor went about asking other department faculty about students proficient in programming and one of the ...
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Is academic collaboration overrated? Should one seek it or avoid it? [closed]

In our country, the first author gets most of the credit and the other authors practically fall much behind. While, the first author should really get more point as he does maximum work, I find the ...
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How to increase my collaboration “network” as a new faculty?

I recently got a tenured (yes, permanent) faculty position in mathematics. During my PhD and postdoc, I collaborated with the same people on some projects, one big and one small, but most of my time ...
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Acknowledgment of funding and adding an affiliation in exchange of permission to use experimental data?

Since it is required to be precise and ask one question at a time, I had to split my problem into two. The first part (background) is mentioned here: Gifting co-authorship if the topic of research ...
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Gifting co-authorship if the topic of research was suggested by my boss? [duplicate]

This is an update of a query that I had asked few months ago: Co-authorship just because a Professor provides me the employment? In fact I have even adopted some of the suggestions given by @...
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How to initiate the collaboration 'talk'?

Following my question How to effectively e-mail a professor I met briefly about collaborative work? here, I managed to convince the professor for collaboration. Now he has linked me to his post-docs ...
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Conferencing tools for online tutoring

I provide tutoring services to off-site students, and I'm curious what kinds of conference systems or 'virtual classrooms' others are using. Right now my favorite is Blackboard Collaborate, which has ...
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Is it a valid concern that a PhD student runs out of research ideas?

A PhD student "Alex" has a few years to impress their research lab advisor and then their dissertation committee. During these years, I imagine that Alex will come up with some great ideas that can ...
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What are the pros and cons of writing papers alone?

In my field (economics), there are many co-authored papers. People are even writing some chapters of their PhD thesis with other colleagues. I know that single-authored papers are more appreciated ...
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How to effectively e-mail a professor I met briefly about collaborative work?

Recently in a conference, I met a professor from an esteemed university and head of a research group I have been following. I told him about my research and he gave me his email address (though I ...
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How to establish partnerships with a university

As a young assistant professor in civil engineering, i was tasked with building a new education program that leads to a masters degree in engineering. In order to offer the future students of this ...
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How to collaborate with unmotivated postdocs

As a PhD student in a multidisciplinary subject, I am grouped with a postdoc by my supervisor. In our lab, the usual rule is student do the theory and coding, and postdoc do the experiment. My ...
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How to become a supervisor? Finding students to supervise

I'm currently finishing the corrections of the PhD I've done in the UK. In the meantime, I've returned to my home country, Portugal, and started working at a hospital as a medical statistician. I have ...
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In recent academic history, why has research funding increasingly focused upon large interdisciplinary teams?

As noted in Derek Bok's "Higher Education in America," there is a trend in increased funding for large interdisciplinary research programs since the 1970's (Think NSF MRSEC, for example). What is the ...
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Any platform for building research collaboration? [closed]

My research is theoretical and have published some papers in high impact journals. However, I need further expertise to advance my works (e.g., advanced mathematics). Is there any online platform to ...
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Collaboration on a suggested project - problem with a colleague

I would like to ask you for an opinion on how to act in the following scenario. A year ago, some colleague PhD of me has suggested an open problem to me. This problem was already published in his ...
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May I include results from a collaboration in my PhD thesis?

As a Ph.D. student, I am curious about the following: if you collaborate with a researcher(not necessarily your advisor) while being a student, should you write in your dissertation the work of the ...
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How to establish a collaboration with other researcher? [closed]

As a Ph.D. student, I am curious about how collaborations among researchers are established. To me, it seems like it is a very informal process: someone proposes an idea(while in a lunch discussion, ...
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Coauthor used large part from common paper almost verbatim in another paper

Some time ago I was approached by a fellow researcher that had an idea on an earlier work of mine. We started a collaboration and as a result we submitted a manuscript in a prestigious journal. ...
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What if the lead author disagrees with the coauthors on manuscript content and target journals?

The lead author has conceived the initial idea, developed the methods, the experiments, the analysis, and has written the draft. Coauthors have contributed to that draft mainly by rephrasing and ...
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How to ask “Do you have any projects for me?” to a professor (who is not your own advisor)

Suppose that you already have an advisor and an ongoing project. Suppose that you are willing to get a "side gig" and that there is a professor you know at your school who is working in an area that ...
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What should be taken note of in collaborating with professors/ researchers?

Recently, as a fresh graduate with a BSc in both physics and mathematics, I've met up with a mathematics professor from a University in my home country. During the discussion, he asked for my ...
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Where can I find online research projects that I can work on? [closed]

I am interested in doing some research online in theoretical physics, quantum mechanics or computational physics. Is there a way that I can work with an advisor or in a group online? I don't mind ...
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How to negotiate with collaborators on adjusting procedures to interdisciplinary projects?

This is an issue I frequently face. As a biologist I like doing interdisciplinary science. In fact I believe interdisciplinarity is the key to producing any truly insightful observation, at least in ...
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Cannot attend CS conference but coauthor isn't registering

The deadline to register for a peer-reviewed computer science conference with proceedings is in three days and I cannot attend despite being the main author of a paper there since I am leaving the ...
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Resolving dependency on a senior colleague before deadline

(Disclaimer: While this question pertains to interpersonal issues in a working environment, I feel it is better suited to this SE than Workplace because of it being in the context of a lack of formal ...
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How to avoid being plagiarised when suggesting an idea to a potential collaborator? [duplicate]

Say I have some idea about research and I want to suggest it to a potential collaborator (researcher). Assume that I don’t know the researcher personally and have no any ties with him. If I write my ...
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How can collaborative research be conducted?

At least two methods are available for collaborative research: Group work, whereby collaborators work on a problem together; and Individual work, whereby collaborators establish sub-problems and each ...
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How will the academic boycot of Israel (BDS) influence my career if I get a PhD in Israel?

I'm considering doing a PhD in the social sciences at an Israeli university. My research will not be conflict-focused, and I'm not sure yet whether it will have a local component. I would likely do ...
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Would peer-reviewed articles of single author give insights into the author's collaborative skills?

I was searching a specific person (scientist) online to seek for potential collaboration. I retrieved his/her peer-reviewed publication list and found out that more than 70% (I just did the ...
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Should I ask a journal for provided peer review when a corresponding author will not share communications?

This question stems from a broader question at: How to deal with corresponding authors not sharing submission steps? (E.g. Peer reviews & Decisions) I often run into the uncomfortable situation ...
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Splitting conference expenses between authors

Suppose I submit a paper with a co-author to an expensive computer science conference, and we agree to split the expenses between us. How can it be done, from a bureaucratic perspective? Suppose it ...
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How to respond to threats by disgruntled, powerful former collaborator

I am a mid-career mathematician. I have had a long-term collaboration with a well established, influential, and recognized senior mathematician. We wrote many papers together for the last ten years ...
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How to deal with corresponding authors not sharing submission steps? (E.g. Peer reviews & Decisions)

I am a 3rd-timer postdoc, and I often run into this issue. Over my career I have greatly benefitted personally of responsible peer review and participating in the elaboration of 'Response to Reviews'. ...
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Asking for possible collaboration if unknown and early-stage researcher

I wonder if anyone can help with the following question. I'm doing research after a different professional experience, so I'm presently in an early stage of my new career - although I'm in my middle ...