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© Allen Pope, Allen Pope, Neelu Singh, Elizabeth Erickson, Ribanna Dittrich

We present here a ‘Guide for Fruitful Collaborations’. This guide is a result of a yearlong effort by an Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) Project Group called Collaboration Guide, that spent the 2018/19 term collecting necessary data, and inquiring among APECS National Committees and Council members. Through this process we learned about and documented their experiences. We offer this guide in the hope that it will inform and enhance future collaborations. As a result we present a concise overview of the main aspects of collaborations starting with the basics:

  • an introduction to collaborations; and
  • the types of collaborations APECS members engage in? 

Then, we outline key strategies for :

  • initiating collaborations,
  • maintaining, and
  • ending collaborations in ways that aid in the endeavors of all APECS members.

We finish the guide with one providing direct insight into the process of collaborating. We express our sincere gratitude to all those who have contributed to this work, without whom this guide could have not been created.

Collaboration Guide Project Group Members 2018-2019

  • Natalie Carter, Indigenous Knowledge Researcher and Community Research Lead, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Juan Höfer, Biological Oceanographer, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Maciej Mańko (Group leader), Marine Biologist, University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • Kyle Mayers, Researcher in Molecular Ecology, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Norway
  • Kabir Rasouli, Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Dorval (Montreal), Canada
  • Paul Rosenbaum, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries, Glaciologist/Volcanologist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

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