The Aim of the International Research Collaborations SIG
Approximately 40% of Australian research papers are now co-authored with international collaborators. To ensure Australia can continue to capitalise on these networks and access world-leading science and innovation, greater coordination and integration across the research community is required. In the absence of significant investment e.g. International science linkage program and contracting research funding in Australia generally, a forum for the research community is critical to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences in managing and promoting international collaborations.
The International Research Collaborations Special Interest Group aims to:
- Provide a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences in managing research partnerships in priority regions ie Asia, Europe and Americas;
- Facilitate information sharing and experiences in dealing with compliance for international grants;
- Act as a collective voice in promoting and advocating international research collaborations with respective government bodies and authorities nationally and internationally
- Organise professional development activities and seminars on relevant topics of interest to members.
• Dr Ren Yi, Macquarie University
• Dr Adrian Collins, University of Melbourne
• Ms Vanessa Lao, Griffith University
• Mr James Hudson, CSIRO
• Ms Kate Taylor, University of Sydney
Adrian Collins, University of Melbourne
To contact the Chair of the International Research Collaborations Special Interest Group please email