Experiences, Benefits, and Challenges of Initiating and Maintaining International Research Collaborations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335261
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experiences, Benefits, and Challenges of Initiating and Maintaining International Research Collaborations
Other Titles:
Symposium: Establishing and Maintaining International Research Collaboration: Processes, Outcomes, and Exemplars
Author(s):
Haase, Joan E.; Chen, Chin-Mi; Wu, Li-Min
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Joan E. Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN, Johaase@iu.edu; Chin-Mi Chen, PhD, RN; Li-Min Wu, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Processes for establishing international research collaboration often seem elusive; there are few descriptions of successful strategies for establishing or maintaining productive international collaborations. This presentation describes ways researchers in Taiwan and the United States effectively established and maintain international research collaboration. Methods: Our collaboration began through semester-long study-abroad programs required of PhD nursing students in Taiwan. Two students, now Drs Chen and Wu, selected Dr. Haase, a faculty at Indiana University, as mentor. Their study-abroad experience required planning for family care and costs, completing pilot work prior to studying abroad as a basis for collaborating on a dissertation proposal, adjusting to life in another country, overcoming language barriers, and taking courses. From a mentor's perspective the experience included sensitivity to students' adjustment needs, becoming acquainted with their projects and learning styles, and establishing collaborative, rather than hierarchical, communication. The goals of our collaborations were dissertation proposals ready for implementation upon return to Taiwan. Dr. Haase served as an external member of both committees. Following dissertation completion, because we all had positive experiences and common research interests, our collaboration continues productively into its 7th year, through internet conferencing, visiting lectureships, attending professional meetings, and formal university partnerships. Results: We experienced challenges (e.g. obtaining funding support and time commitments), developed strategies to overcome them (e.g. establishing mutually beneficial goals, writing grants, establishing formal university partnerships) and derived many benefits (e.g., productive, culturally sensitive research programs addressing important questions, lasting friendships, travel enrichment). Products of our work include grants for mixed method studies, publications and presentations. Conclusions: By understanding potential challenges and strategies, researchers who want to have international collaboration can anticipate and plan appropriately to make connections, conduct research that will can be universally applied and reap personal and professional benefits. Examplars of collaboration can serve as one model.
Keywords:
collaboration benefits and challenges; pediatric oncology research; international research collaboration
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14C11
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.titleExperiences, Benefits, and Challenges of Initiating and Maintaining International Research Collaborationsen
dc.title.alternativeSymposium: Establishing and Maintaining International Research Collaboration: Processes, Outcomes, and Exemplarsen
dc.contributor.authorHaase, Joan E.en
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chin-Mien
dc.contributor.authorWu, Li-Minen
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen
dc.author.detailsJoan E. Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN, Johaase@iu.edu; Chin-Mi Chen, PhD, RN; Li-Min Wu, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335261-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Processes for establishing international research collaboration often seem elusive; there are few descriptions of successful strategies for establishing or maintaining productive international collaborations. This presentation describes ways researchers in Taiwan and the United States effectively established and maintain international research collaboration. Methods: Our collaboration began through semester-long study-abroad programs required of PhD nursing students in Taiwan. Two students, now Drs Chen and Wu, selected Dr. Haase, a faculty at Indiana University, as mentor. Their study-abroad experience required planning for family care and costs, completing pilot work prior to studying abroad as a basis for collaborating on a dissertation proposal, adjusting to life in another country, overcoming language barriers, and taking courses. From a mentor's perspective the experience included sensitivity to students' adjustment needs, becoming acquainted with their projects and learning styles, and establishing collaborative, rather than hierarchical, communication. The goals of our collaborations were dissertation proposals ready for implementation upon return to Taiwan. Dr. Haase served as an external member of both committees. Following dissertation completion, because we all had positive experiences and common research interests, our collaboration continues productively into its 7th year, through internet conferencing, visiting lectureships, attending professional meetings, and formal university partnerships. Results: We experienced challenges (e.g. obtaining funding support and time commitments), developed strategies to overcome them (e.g. establishing mutually beneficial goals, writing grants, establishing formal university partnerships) and derived many benefits (e.g., productive, culturally sensitive research programs addressing important questions, lasting friendships, travel enrichment). Products of our work include grants for mixed method studies, publications and presentations. Conclusions: By understanding potential challenges and strategies, researchers who want to have international collaboration can anticipate and plan appropriately to make connections, conduct research that will can be universally applied and reap personal and professional benefits. Examplars of collaboration can serve as one model.en
dc.subjectcollaboration benefits and challengesen
dc.subjectpediatric oncology researchen
dc.subjectinternational research collaborationen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:48:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:48:14Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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