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SMMR Training (2 half days): Skills for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Training

October 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Join the Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources-Network (SMMR) for this 2 half day online Training on Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research, run by Dr Frank Siedlok of Heriot-Watt University:

17th and 18th of October 2023,

each day from 1 – 4:30pm

The course will cover 4 main sections:

Disciplines and interdisciplinarity
Exploring what we understand by a discipline and being aware of how disciplinary communities function is an essential starting point. It helps us understand (i) the nature of our own expertise that can be of use in collaborative projects and (ii) how and why our terminologies and processes might be unfamiliar to other collaborators from other disciplines.

Understanding drivers of, and barriers to, IDR
IDR is more difficult than disciplinary research. In this part of the workshop we explore why that is the case and why, nevertheless, there are good reasons for engaging with this kind of work. Participants will be able to consider how IDR lines up with their own motivations and interests, as well as beginning to think about how to overcome barriers.

IDR practices and skills (part 1)
The primary assets collaborators bring to IDR are their disciplinary expertise and enthusiasm. But building IDR projects and communities from scratch requires thoughtful leadership. In this part of the workshop we look at the practices that help researchers grow and maintain IDR projects and build a collaborative community.

IDR practices and skills (part 2) and conclusion
In this final part of the workshop, the focus is on how researchers can begin to translate the practices and skills into their own contexts.  In this way, the workshop group can begin to operate as a ‘community of (IDR) practice’ or problem-solving network of contacts for mutual support as new projects are explored in the future.


The SMMR Network is pleased to be able to provide this Training to the community at a reduced cost of £15 per person for both days (original cost for this Training £50 per person).

This Training will be held online via Microsoft Teams. When purchasing the ticket you will receive an Outlook Meeting invitiation via E-Mail, which will include the Microsoft Teams Link for the first day (17th). A Microsoft Teams Link for the second day (18th) will be send to you shortly after that.


October 17, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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