Doing research remotely with external partners (Webinar)
Duration 0.5 days

This online course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Audience: This course is primarily intended for Postgraduate Researchers from all faculties. However, new Research Staff may also benefit.


This webinar will introduce you to the key considerations that are necessary when you need to work with external research partners who are located at a distance. During the webinar you will be introduced to other researchers who are already working remotely with one or more research partners. The facilitator and contributors will focus the discussion on those topics of interest to the audience in attendance on each occasion, but a selection of the following issues are likely to be covered:

  • Building and maintaining trust between partners.
  • Aligning expectations.
  • Establishing management and reporting responsibilities.
  • Navigating partner’s organisational cultures
  • Professional Conduct (including contractual obligations)
  • Agreeing processes for changes to research design and execution.
  • Intellectual property issues (including ownership of outputs produced)
  • Management of research data
  • Dissemination activities

The webinar will help you to anticipate some of the issues that may be arise within your own research project, and think about the options that may be available to you.

Aims/ Objectives:

The aim of this course is to help researchers acquire the essential knowledge relating to planning and conducting a research project that involves working with external organisations, for some or all of the research project duration, at a distance.

You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues relevant to conducting research in partnership with an external organisation.
  • Understand some of the difficulties that are likely to arise when working remotely with an external organisation and learn to anticipate issues and create solutions
  • To be able to list potential options for building a high performing research partnership where trust exists between partners.
Process: Webinar via Microsoft Teams

Related courses:

If you found this course useful you may also be interested in attending ‘Introduction to research data management’ and Identifying and managing intellectual property issues in research. Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are not running face to face courses for the time being.

Participants should also complete the Research Integrity online course. This is designed to strengthen your awareness of your own responsibilities and accountability when planning and conducting research and provides guidance on what to do should things go wrong.

Booking Conditions

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.


Webinar Access Instructions 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session.

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them. Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box.

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