Why partner on research?
There are many reasons to form partnerships with community, government and industrial partners during the course of a research project, including:
- Mutual benefit: research partnerships produce knowledge and products that are valuable assets for both academia and the public interest
- Expertise: private and public-sector partners can offer guidance and advice to ensure your project outcomes meet the needs of the intended community or market
- Improved study and instrument design: stakeholder input can produce user friendly and culturally sensitive practices and measures
- Funding and in-kind support: more and more grants require co-funding or letters of support and some partners can offer cash or valuable in-kind contributions to help secure project funding
- Facilities: partners may be able to offer access to cutting-edge equipment, facilities and collaborators.