Research Collaboration in Medicine.

Buowari DY*
Department of Accident and Emergency, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
*Correspondence: Dr. Dabota Yvonne Buowari; +234 803 732 4401; dabotabuowari@yahoo.com

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Abstract

Background: Collaboration is necessary for medical practice including research. Research collaboration is important to give credibility to research and it allows the same research to be conducted in different settings and countries. Collaboration in research is beneficial as funding and grants application can be easier.
Method: This is a review article on research collaboration in medicine. A literature search of articles on medical research collaboration was done using Google Scholar, Medline and PubMed.
Conclusion: There are various forms of research collaboration with several advantages and also challenges. One of the major challenges of research collaboration is conflict in authorship. Trust and good communication form part of the ingredients for a successful research collaboration. A well-selected and well-resourced team of research collaborators, in which authorship is based on substantial contribution and authors arranged according to the extent of their contributions rather than by sentiment is recommended. The leader of such a collaboration should have leadership skills.


Keywords: Research, Collaboration, Partnership, Conflict of Authorship.

Cite this article: Buowari DY. Research Collaboration in Medicine. Yen Med J. 2022;4(1):16–22.

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