Research Collaboration as “Layers of Engagement”: INKE in Year Four

By Lynne Siemens1, INKE Research Team1

University of Victoria

Many academic teams and granting agencies undergo a process of reflection at a project’s completion to understand lessons learned and develop best practice guidelines. These reviews focus on the actual research work accomplished with...

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Many academic teams and granting agencies undergo a process of reflection at a project’s completion to understand lessons learned and develop best practice guidelines. These reviews focus on the actual research work accomplished with little discussion of the relationships and processes involved. As a result, some hard-earned lessons are forgotten or minimized. To address, the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project provides an opportunity to explore the changing nature of collaboration over a long-term project’s life. Now at the fourth year, team members reflect on the deepening and strengthening collaboration, with layers of engagement between the various individuals and sub-research areas, which has translated into productivity and external validation of the collaboration and its work. The article concludes with recommendations for other teams.

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Original publication: Siemens, Lynne. (2014). Research Collaboration as “Layers of Engagement”: INKE in Year Four. Schol-arly and Research Communication, 5(4): 0401181, 12 pp.DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/src.2014v5n4a181