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Collaborations workshop and launch of Collaborations guide – Glasgow

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10:00 – 15:00 14 Jun 2016
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IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 4 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

Speakers: Sara Shinton

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This event launches a new guide to collaboration in physics from the IOP.

It’s been written for researchers working towards a PhD, on fixed-term postdoctoral contracts, or beginning to work collaboratively on research projects.

The guide aims to identify opportunities to collaborate, to share advice from experienced researchers, and to help you develop a personal checklist to improve communication, recognition and the potential benefits of working with others. Being an effective collaborative researcher involves developing a set of critical skills that will boost your employability whatever your career destination.

You'll hear the experiences of, and get advice from, researchers who have worked on a variety of projects. Tailored for early-career researchers, the event will help you to:

  • Identify the opportunities for getting started in collaboration for your career stage and ideas
  • Understand how to develop a strong profile to help attract potential collaborators
  • Use collaborations to boost your career, while being aware of potential pitfalls
  • Understand the implications for intellectual property
  • Develop a collaboration checklist for more effective partnerships
  • The event will also be an opportunity to network with other early career physicists and the speakers and to learn more about other IOP support. Please come armed with the questions you have about collaboration – this is an ideal opportunity to learn from experts

Outline programme

09.30 Registration
10.00 A Physicist’s Guide to Collaboration. An introduction to the new guide from the IOP, and a summary of its main messages
10.30 Where does physics fit? An overview of a career in collaboration from Professor Jim Hough OBE, University of Glasgow
11.00 Getting it right from the beginning. Insights from Dr Kate Adamson, Marks & Clerk LLP on potential tensions and misunderstandings that can arise during collaboration, and ways to avoid them
11.30 The research leader’s perspective. Professor Rob Martin, University of Strathclyde describes his perspective on successful collaborations and advice on good places to start developing your collaborative profile
12.00 Taking the first steps. A chance to discuss the morning’s advice, question the speakers and think about the opportunities for collaboration available
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Collaboration across sectors. Dr Anne Pawsey, Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership on working effectively and to mutual benefit with commercial partners.
14.00 Collaboration checklist workshop. A short workshop giving you the chance to develop a personal collaboration checklist for your research.
14.45 What makes a winning collaboration. A summary of advice from the guide, including thoughts from funders.
15.00 Event close

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Sponsored by: Institute of Physics
Organised by: Vishanti Fox
Contact details: Vishanti Fox, Careers and CPD Manager
+44 (0)207 470 4906

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IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 4 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
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