Part Six - sustainability

Introduction

Overview

Checklists

Finding Partners

Managing expectations

Making the commitment

Getting started

Sustainability

Dominance of a single partner
Lack of consensus
Poorly motivated partners
Dependence on key personnel

Final checklist

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Once the collaborative project is underway, as it approaches completion and as it enters into a post-funding phase where the results can be exploited, a new set of pressures will appear. It is rarely possible to mitigate for these completely, although some steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of problems. At the very least, identification of one or more of the problems listed below will provide 'early warning' that the consortiumís future may be compromised.