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Collaborations workshop and launch of new ‘Collaborations’ guide – Nottingham

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10:00 – 15:00 4 Jul 2016
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De Vere Venue East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel
University Park, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ

Speakers: Professor Michael Merrifield and Richard Woolley

This workshop is designed for researchers working towards a PhD, on fixed-term postdoctoral contracts, or beginning to work collaboratively on research projects. The workshop will enable you to:

  • Get started in collaborations relevant to your career stage and research goals
  • Attract potential collaborators by developing a strong profile
  • Boost your career and avoid potential pitfalls through smart collaboration
  • Maximize the value of your intellectual property
  • Create more effective partnerships by developing a collaboration checklist
Why attend?

You'll hear from Professor Michael Merrifield, the head of school at the University of Nottingham, and Richard Woolley, the proprietor of Quantulus Technology Ltd, who will share their experiences, provide advice, and offer their tips on what makes for successful collaborations.

You'll also have the opportunity to network with other early career physicists and the speakers, and to learn more about how the IOP can support you. Please come armed with questions about collaboration – this is an ideal opportunity to learn from experts. You will also receive a free copy of our new Collaborations guide.

Attendance is free to members of the IOP. A £30 fee is applicable to non-members. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Programme outline

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 the different models of collaboration, their characteristics, and why collaborations are so important in research.
11.00 Getting it right from the beginning. Insights from an expert in collaborative agreements on potential tensions and misunderstandings, as well as good practice to avoid them.
11.30 The research leader’s perspective. Insights from a senior academic on their approaches and what they look for in potential collaborations and collaborators.
12.00 Taking the first steps. How to develop a collaborative approach and gain experience through small projects and other research activities to build a profile and reputation for good collaboration.
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Collaboration across sectors. Advice on working with non-academic 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: Event
Sponsored by: IOP
Organised by: Vishanti Fox

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University Park, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ
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