Research Collaboration Request Submission Guidelines and Terms
Research Stir accepts research project collaboration request for promotion on our web pages from qualified researchers of nonprofit and for profit organizations, US based and international, in all fields of natural sciences including medicine. Research Stir welcomes request applications from all qualified scientists, engineers and educators, including faculty, research staff and students. Collaboration request applicants are wholly responsible for conducting their project activities and preparing the results for reporting and publication as may be required in case specific agreements by recruited collaborators. Thus, Research Stir does not assume responsibility for such findings, their interpretation or publication.
You can seek various forms of collaboration for your research project as:
- Access to Resources and Facilities
- Application of New Technologies
- Request for Expertise
- Outsourcing of Procedures and Applications
You can seek collaborators at every step of your research project from initial design, through project proposal writing and experiments execution to final analyses and publishing. You can seek a single or multiple collaborators for your project. You can modularize your project and seek independent collaborators to each module. We at Research Stir will make it as easy and straightforward for you as possible to submit your project collaboration request. We do not implement any limitations to the scope and the format of your collaboration request application.
Unlike with project support applications, for project collaboration application we encourage you to use as much technical language as necessary. You are writing to your peers. However, for the purity of language we discourage you from using technical jargon. We allow you to present your full project and include there the specifics of your request. You can however choose to present just the parts of your project for which you seek collaboration. The required parts of your application include:
I. Title Page. The title page needs to consist of:
1. Project title,
2. Names, titles, affiliations and addresses of investigators,
3. Name(s) and address(es) of Institution(s) overseeing the project,
4. Research Category and Key Words. (Research Stir reserves the rights to assign different Category and Key Words to your project as we may deem appropriate).
II. Project Description. There is no word limits for the description, but we discourage you from exceeding three regular pages. Image material can be included in the Project Description. This section should be a self contained, concise description of your research project, including:
1. Rationale and significance of the research,
2. Goals, supporting objectives, and hypotheses to be tested,
3. Methods used to meet the objectives,
4. Experimental plan with timeline,
5. Expected results.
III. Collaboration requested. The Collaboration Request Section can be organized as listing or as descriptive paragraphs.
Requirement of Your Research Project Collaboration Request Related Image Material
For the purpose of enhancing attractiveness of your project promotion we request that you provide graphic or video material related to your project collaboration request. This material is independent from the images and videos included in your project description section. We request minimum of 1 image to be provided solely for the purpose of enhancing your collaboration request. Only in rare instances images taken from the project description section would be applicable for such presentation. We encourage you to create a specific graphic representation that would visually attract your potential collaborators. This can be a schematic of your overall project goals, an exciting image generated in preliminary studies, art representation of your project proposed procedures, etc. Be creative. The images should have a minimal size of 640 by 480 pixels and minimal resolution of 96 DPI. The accepted formats for images are: TIFF, JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF, PNG and PSD. You can also submit your project related video material. The video material can only be second to the mandatory 1 image requirement. The total time of your video can not exceed 3 minutes. The accepted digital video formats are: AVCHD (mts), AVI, FLV, MPEG, WMV and MOV. No more than 1 video will be accepted per project application. Research Stir reserves the right to change the format of your images and video and to apply visual and audio enhancements as we deem appropriate for the presentation on our web pages. You can provide up to two extra images (for the total number of 3) to be presented along with your project collaboration request.
YOU HAVE TO OWN COPYRIGHTS TO THE IMAGES AND VIDEO MATERIAL WHICH YOU PROVIDE TO RESEARCH STIR. IF WE FIND THAT YOU DON’T OWN THE COPYRIGHTS, THEN YOUR PROJECT COLLABORATION REQUEST WILL BE REJECTED AND REMOVED FROM RESEARCH STIR.
Research Stir reserves the rights to assemble the image and video material with your project collaboration request as we deem appropriate (that means not all of the provided images and video may be presented on our web pages). At least one image will be presented along with your project collaboration request. We will not use the image and video material that you provide to us for any other purpose then co-presentation with your project collaboration request.
For the protection of your intellectual property rights we advise you not to reveal in your project collaboration request any specifics that might serve for dishonest parties to steal your intellectual property.
Only electronic submissions of project collaboration request are accepted by Research Stir. The accepted file formats for project collaboration request are Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF.
Potential collaborators interested in your project will be able to contact you via E-mail through contact form provided along with your project collaboration request promotion on our website. Your E-mail will not be revealed on our website.
Your communication with potential collaborators of your project (when you are approached by them as an effect of Research Stir services) takes place beyond Research Stir services, and Research Stir does not take part in that communication and in signing and execution of any research agreements or in execution of any means of research collaboration. Always have your Institutional approval and professional legal sector (Institutional or contracted, experienced in research agreements) involved in signing any research agreement.
After receiving your project application submission the Research Stir team will review it for completeness, and suitability to Research Stir services. You will receive our acceptance E-mail of your project collaboration request application or our request for additional information within three business days. If your project collaboration request is accepted then it will be promoted on Research Stir website at the same time.
Research Stir cannot guarantee the success of your project collaboration application. To substantially increase the odds of your application success we encourage you to promote your Research Stir project listing on research social networks and professional scientific forums available to you.
When your project is promoted on Research Stir you are responsible to inform us when you no longer request any collaboration for your project, such that we can remove it from our website.