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For this task, explore a variety of additional tools that may help you identify potential research partners. Sign up for these tools and put your profile out there for others to find as well.
Why Does This Task Matter?
Finding other researchers for the purposes of collaboration has many advantages. Research collaboration often leads to co-authorship opportunities, research networking, and joint research projects. Some research projects may be too daunting to take on with your current available resources; collaboration can help!
Tools & Tips for Finding Research Collaborators
Take Advantage of Professional & Scholarly Association Memberships
Use your professional and scholarly association memberships to their full advantage.
- Update your profile within these associations.
- Join member interest groups and participate on list-servs.
- Make a plan to connect with colleagues whose research interests align with yours. You may do this at conferences or virtually.
Online Tools for Finding Collaborators
UWF's Institutes and Centers
University of West Florida has established research institutes and centers to focus on particular areas of study and to foster research collaborations.
Look up other experts within the college and university system in Florida, and make sure your profile is up-to-date.
Ensure your Pivot profile is detailed and up-to-date. While many use Pivot to find research funding, you may also use it to connect with colleagues with shared research interests.
Join Piirus, a free networking site for researchers in the global community.
Tools in Particular Disciplines
Create your research profile and include a curated list of your publications and affiliations. Mendeley makes it easy to promote your work to one of the world's largest scientific communities.
HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory)
HASTAC is a free and open access community that values collaboration, diversity, openness, innovation, and creative contribution. As a member, you can connect with other members, receive newsletters and announcements, blog, participate in relevant groups, post funding and job opportunities, showcase new tools, find collaborators for projects, and share CFPs.