Collaborative research may involve a wide range of individuals and groups. In Co-create a research project, we focus primarily on prospective partnerships between academic researchers and four key societal groups: artists and creative practitioners, citizen groups, enterprise, and the voluntary sector (including non-governmental/non-profit organisations). Given the complex assortment of societal partners with a potential interest in transdisciplinary research, the focus in this first version of the toolkit is slightly more on what researchers need to know about working with societal partners, but we anticipate that those based in such organisations will also be interested in the goals below.
You may also find our Top Ten Tips for working in multi-stakeholder collaborations and Downloadable Guides such as the SHAPE-ID guide to the contributions Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences make to research addressing societal challenges useful. See our Case Studies for examples of collaborations between researchers and other societal partners.