Manual for New Research Consortia

The purpose of this manual is to facilitate the creation of a research consortium. The manual provides researchers with an introduction to developing an infrastructure and collaborative team that will provide efficient and cutting-edge research. It outlines challenges common within a large consortium, while suggesting solutions and tips. The manual serves as a resource for consortium directors, program managers, coordinators, and large research teams wanting to further develop their effectiveness in translating research into practice and creating a public image.

The manual provides suggestions from the Military Suicide Research Consortium’s staff and Funded Principal Investigators (PIs) based on their experiences. We hope that large funding agencies, researchers, and their teams find value in our recommendations. In addition, the intended recipients of the research such as our service members, veterans, and community at large, will benefit from the collaborative and efficient research efforts of future consortia.

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