Lectures and seminars Inclusive and effective research collaborations

17-02-2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Online Online, zoom webinar

Research is increasingly a team-only endeavor, and teams grow and cross disciplinary boundaries to address complex scientific questions and societal problems. How do you bridge cultural, organizational, or disciplinary divides? How do you ensure buy-in and engagement from all team members over time?


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In this webinar we will address these, and other, questions by: 1) defining the different dimensions of research collaborations and outlining key challenges for each; 2) introducing our approach for framing research collaborations to enable co-design, co-development, and alignment of goals, interests and priorities; and 3) touching upon key aspects of planning, decision-making and team communications.


Target group

Postdocs and junior researchers are the primary target group.

PhD students might also find the webinar relevant and are welcome to attend.


About the speakers:

Dan and Gretchen have a combined experience of many decades in academic research and researcher training; research/team management and facilitating collaborations; grant writing; science writing and publishing; and science communication.


Dr. Gretchen Repasky
Senior Advisor at Elevate Scientific (ES); COO & Vice Education Director at ES Academy (ESA)

Gretchen has a wealth of academic, training and management experience. Prior to joining ES/A she was the COO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) in Copenhagen, where she managed teams of technology specialists and research coordinators as well as day-to-day operations. Before that, she was Research Training Coordinator and Doctoral Program Coordinator at the Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM) and the Doctoral School in Health Sciences, both at the University of Helsinki. She holds a PhD in cell and molecular biology from New York University.

Dr. Dan Csontos
CEO & Editorial Director at ES; Education Director at ESA

During his tenure at ES, Dan has facilitated the creation and development of research collaborations at various scales (e.g. multi-PI, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, multi-institution) and directed ES’s efforts to support researchers, teams and institutions to develop coherent research applications for funding from national, institutional, European and private funders. Before founding Elevate, Dan was an editor with Nature and Nature Physics. He holds a PhD in physics from Lund University (Sweden).


This event is organized by KI Career Service



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