What are the DOs and DON’Ts of collaborating?

From INCITE 17: Forging new collaborations is a vital component of a successful research career. This is evident in the publications we read and the grant applications we submit, which are rarely dependent on the endeavours of just one person. The advantages of collaboration are numerous: broader expertise and sharing resources, which can give your research the cutting edge for publication, not to mention more support and more researchers working towards common goals.

DO get out of your comfort zone: give talks, attend conferences12
DO empathise with your collaborator, and consider what’s in it for them. Be sympathetic to the way they see things
DO believe in web presence, update web contact details, but remember that talking to people directly is far more meaningful
DO stick to what you’re good at in collaboration

See incite issue 17 for more info.