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Good partners are hard to find: The search for and selection of collaborators in the health sciences

Spallek, H and Schleyer, T and Butler, BS (2008) Good partners are hard to find: The search for and selection of collaborators in the health sciences. Proceedings - 4th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2008. 462 - 467.

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Abstract

Choosing the most appropriate collaborators is becoming increasingly crucial to biomedical research as many research questions evolve into complex and multidisciplinary projects. Despite a growing emphasis on translational and interdisciplinary research, little is known about how biomedical researchers form collaborations. We conducted 27 semistructured interviews with scientists from the University of Pittsburgh, used grounded theory methodology to identify major themes, and compared these themes to the literature in order to develop a model of how biomedical researchers establish collaborations. We identify and discuss four major aspects of collaboration: motivation for collaboration, evaluation of prospective collaboration partners, search and selection, and barriers to collaboration formation. © 2008 IEEE.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Spallek, Hhspallek@pitt.eduHSPALLEK
Schleyer, Ttitus@pitt.eduTITUS0000-0003-1829-971X
Butler, BS
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Center for Dental Informatics
Date: 1 December 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings - 4th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2008
Page Range: 462 - 467
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/escience.2008.105
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780769535357
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 17:57
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 07:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14803

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