How to build an effective research network: lessons from two decades of the GARNet plant science community

Parry, G. et al. (2020) How to build an effective research network: lessons from two decades of the GARNet plant science community. Journal of Experimental Botany, 71(22), pp. 6881-6889. (doi: 10.1093/jxb/eraa397) (PMID:32898228) (PMCID:PMC7906777)

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Successful collaborative research is dependent on excellent ideas and innovative experimental approaches as well as the provision of appropriate support networks. Collaboration requires venues, infrastructures, training facilities and, perhaps most importantly, a sustained commitment to working together as a community. These activities do not occur without significant effort yet can be facilitated and overseen by the leadership of a research network that has a clearly defined role to help build resources for their community. Over the past twenty years, this is a role that the UKRI-BBSRC funded GARNet network has played in the support of the UK curiosity-driven, discovery-led plant science research community. This article reviews the lessons learnt by GARNet in the hope that they can inform the practical implementation of current and future research networks

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaiserli, Dr Eirini
Authors: Parry, G., Benitez-Alfonso, Y., Gibbs, D. J., Grant, M., Harper, A., Harrison, C. J., Kaiserli, E., Leonelli, S., May, S., McKim, S., Spoel, S., Turnbull, C., van der Hoorn, R. A.L., and Murray, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Molecular Biosciences
Journal Name:Journal of Experimental Botany
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1460-2431
Published Online:08 September 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Experimental Botany 71(22) 6881-6889
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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