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

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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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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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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 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 ...
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What to do with a likely collaborator who is not answering mails? [duplicate]

A few months ago, I contacted a person who conducted research in a topic that could easily be combined with my own work. For this reason, I sent him an e-mail exposing my research and why it could be ...
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Use a survey from a study under review?

I developed a survey and my study using the survey is still under review for a publication. However, my friend wants to use the survey and data for her study. I collected the data only in my school; ...
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Professional ways of saying "Keep me in the loop in case you have some other projects I may be able to contribute to"

I’m a student and I’ve been visiting a collaborator of my advisor to work on a project. The visiting period ends in a few days and it has been productive and enjoyable. We have worked well together, ...
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Contact professors regarding a not registered invention idea

I have received my MSc degree and I want to apply for Ph.D. programs. I have an idea for an invention (this idea came from my master’s thesis), but it is not completely related to my field – I will ...
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Pestering senior colleagues for drafts

I've talked a surprising number of graduate students in several disciplines, all in the same bind: They have a very senior and well respected academic as a coauthor That coauthor has been sitting on ...
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Asking about possible future collaboration

Last year, a researcher produced a nice dataset that happens to be uniquely well-suited for use in a study I plan to carry out. At this time, I am in the process of applying for funds. Does it make ...
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How to approach professor about potential paper?

Earlier in my undergrad I co-authored a paper with one of my professors. Initially it was supposed to be just a class project, but on his suggestion I did some more work and went with it at a student ...
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How does authorship work in large collaborations?

I am not in a field in which large (twenty authors or more) collaborations are common. However, I have always been interested in how authorship is distributed in those cases, particularly for ...
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etiquette/rules regarding acknowledgements and co-authoring of papers?

I have never published a paper before but I am wondering in the case of a collaboration, how this collaboration should be acknowledged to the reader in different situations. Specifically, I am ...
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What to do when a co-author submitted corrected proofs without the first author's knowledge?

I finished my PhD studies about a year ago, and am no longer working at the university. My supervisor, and co-author of three papers, urged me to work with him on the fourth paper in order to get it ...
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Authorship Dispute: Soft threats from funders to cancel project unless they are listed as coauthors

A lot of backstory but I will try to be brief. I am employee of USA university but work abroad at a research nonprofit serving industry. (industry meaning an industry in general; many companies) My ...
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How to deal with a complete failure in a group research?

I’ve led a small research project with another researcher. I’ve proposed a certain approach to a problem, but in fact, this approach doesn’t work, as even its simplest toy version doesn’t work. In ...
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How do I invite an expert to contribute to a review article I'm writing?

I am in the process of writing my PhD thesis, and I would like to extend the state-of-the-art part into a review article. Although I am confident that I have investigated and understood the existing ...
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Can I invite myself to a lab to give a talk?

I am a postdoc and will soon(er or later) begin a faculty position. At the moment, due to a rough academic job season and an increasing sense of feeling limited in what I can do in my current postdoc, ...
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Dealing with competition from inside the lab

I invited a coworker with shared expertise to collaborate on/coauthor a paper (both postdocs). The result was ultimately much better due to this input. He also had an idea for an alternative approach ...
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How do I communicate effectively and work in an interdisciplinary research team?

Forgive the MS paint. But as someone who often straddles two different domains of research and knowledge, how does one translate the jargon that is commonly found in one field and effectively ...
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Is it normal for collaborator to rerun experiments himself?

So I'm a few months into my PhD. It's built on top of previous work that has not been published. My supervisors, collaborators, and myself are working on to get this published. Now here's where things ...
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Supervisor not approving submission because of coauthor he didn't approve of

Okay I'm pretty desperate here. I'm a PhD student. I had a cosupervisor (Prof Y) that my supervisor (and head of center, Prof X) removed (without consulting me) from my project and assigned (again ...
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How to effectively write a paper of N>2 co-authors? [duplicate]

We are writing a manuscript with 7 people. I am not sure what is a good tool to write a paper collaboratively. Other than overleaf or sharelatex which cost money. What do you do if you have ...
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How can I view a collaboration graph between two arbitrary authors? [closed]

I'd like to view a collaboration graph between two arbitrary authors. For instance, the Erdos Number famously describes the distance between an arbitrary author and Paul Erdos, measured by authorship ...

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