|Kathryn Huggett, Maryellen Gusic, Ruth Greenberg and Jillian Ketterer|
|Medical Teacher, 2011|
"Background: Developing and ensuring successful collaborative research in medical education is no small task, but the rewards to researchers can be great. Collaborative research in medical education offers significant opportunities for investigators who wish to pool limited resources and expand professional networks. Despite this, collaboration often occurs without advance planning for the logistical aspects of collaborative work. Aims and Methods: These 12 tips, derived from developing and presenting a session on strategies for effective collaboration conducted at a national meeting, will assist readers who are planning to collaborate or are already engaged in collaborative scholarship. The tips are organized into items to consider in three phases of collaboration: planning, implementation, and dissemination of outcomes. Results and Conclusions: From selecting a topic to recognizing when the collaboration should end, the tips underscore the importance of good communication, and clear expectations for participants."