Understanding How to Build an Efficient, Effective Partnership

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* What type of organization are you affiliated with?

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* UIDP has heard repeatedly that companies and universities are more likely to work with partners that they consider "easy" to work with. Think about your most successful and your most challenging partnerships. With those in mind, evaluate the following statements.

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PI to PI relationships are the best way to start a research collaboration.
Don’t get too technical in early discussions.
Be honest and up-front about your expectations for the relationship. Is this a one-off deal or is this a steppingstone toward a bigger collaboration?
Share what your company/university is looking for in order to help your partners to determine if their resources match your needs.
Collaborate with companies/universities that have the same expertise as your organization.
Collaborate with companies/universities that have complementary or supplemental strengths.
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