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Practical tools to help active corporate and academic researchers work together more effectively.

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The Researcher Guidebook is designed to enhance collaboration between industry and academic researchers. It offers comprehensive perspectives on common issues faced in U-I collaborations, integrating insights from both university and company viewpoints. The Guidebook covers topics ranging from general best practices like managing expectations to granular concerns like IP and budgeting. This tool is a valuable resource for researchers in any sector to navigate common challenges and help foster mutually beneficial outcomes from university-industry research collaborations.

UIDP member representatives may access related resources here, including:

  • Researcher Guidebook, digital format
  • The Insights for Researchers Learning Path, which navigates more key considerations for researchers when building successful cross-sector partnerships;
  • A Perspectives article
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography

The Researcher Guidebook was created and supported by the members of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership with financial support from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the National Science Foundation.

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