An increasing number of federal agencies (e.g., NSF, NIH, etc.)
and foundations are encouraging the formation of "collaborations" between units
within university and between universities (external collaboration).
- The purpose of these collaborations is to increase the breadth of the research, i.e.,
partnering medical science with social science to investigate societal in
addition to human impact.
- The Office of
Research Development can assist with effective team development through
the creation of alliances, collaborations, and access to collective