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Open Research

What is collaborative research?

In this context collaborative research refers to projects in which members of the public are involved in some way as active participants, rather than simply being the subject of research or the source of data. Collaborative research can include:

  • Co-production, with an emphasis on public service development and improvement
  • Community based research- the emphasis here being on collaboration with community groups to work on issues
  • Citizen science- here members of the public gather data and perform analyses as part of a collaborative effort to research scientific problems

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