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An Innovative Method for Collaboration

Introducing The Research Collab


The recording of this webinar will be available for 24 hrs. Register to get an email.
Friday, October 30th
1.00pm - 2.00pm AEDT
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What we will be discussing

2020 has been a challenging year for many reasons. It has seen heartache and heartbreak in many instances. But what is interesting is how it has also led to some innovative ways of working and thinking. One of those is how we collaborate and even meet new people to bring into our network.

The inability to attend conferences in person has stifled networking and potential collaboration opportunities. As researchers,  many of the wonderful ideas and projects are thought up and discussed when meeting new people and listening to others experiences at conferences and other in person events. Without these opportunities, which are tricky to recreate online, we are missing those connections that can be both opportunistic but also incredibly valuable to have.

This webinar, with one of the founders of the Research Collab will discuss the challenges they have witnessed and some solutions they have come up with to overcome these missing opportunities. We will talk about a solution that is helping researchers find projects and connect to the support they need. Come and hear case study examples of how The Research Collab have helped connect people across the world to improve access to skills, people, funding and other expertise via an online market place for medical research and innovation.

Discussion topics include:

  • Challenges faced by medical trainees and researchers in a time of COVID
  • Stories of connection that has led to impact
  • How this method of connecting and collaborating can lead to and support multidisciplinary success
  • How you can start collaborating and connecting through the Research Collab

Webinar Host
Dr Tamika Heiden
Principal, Knowledge Translation Australia
Tamika Heiden has dedicated the last five years of her career to impact pathways through knowledge translation and the identification and assessment of research impact. Tamika is passionate about making a difference and delivering projects that create significant and lasting change for her clients.
Tamika’s more than a decade of career experience as a researcher and research manager in the fields of health, sport and medical research, along with her formal qualifications in knowledge translation and impact make her one of the few specialists that doesn’t just talk the talk. Tamika enjoys helping her clients to form partnerships, develop impact plans, and be rewarded for their efforts.
Tamika founded and hosted the annual online Research Impact Summit.
Tamika's passion for impact, along with the summit success, led to her becoming known as  the “Australian powerhouse of Research Impact”, and resulted in her winning the 2018 Knowledge Mobilization Forum award for Innovation. With a 4000 strong audience representing 47 countries, Tamika has interviewed more than fifty experts in the fields of stakeholder engagement, translation and implementation, and research impact.
Our Guest Speaker
Dr. Sandeep Rakhra
Anaesthetist-in-training and a clinical researcher, The Research Collab
Sandeep Rakhra is an anaesthetist-in-training and a clinical researcher. He is based in Melbourne and has published a number of retrospective and prospective clinical trials, won several awards for his research, and received a number of research grants. After 10 years of navigating inefficiencies in healthcare research, he has co-founded The Research Collab - an online platform connecting researchers with projects. When not working in theatre, he likes to run, cook, and travel.
The Research Collab
The Research Collab is a digital platform that accelerates healthcare research by connecting the right researchers with the right research projects. It optimises collaboration by enabling research projects to be registered into an online searchable database that researchers can explore and express their interest in relevant opportunities. Our platform facilitates the exposure of research projects to an unprecedented level, thereby improving individual and institutional engagement with research, optimising skill and resource allocation, increasing sample sizes, and reducing costs - with the primary goal of improving healthcare research. The Research Collab aims to become the global ecosystem for research collaboration.


The recording of this webinar will be available for 24 hrs. Register to get an email.
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