Results from the Piirus Survey conducted in September 2015, are now on their blog. In their previous survey, Piirus found that 79% of researchers think international research collaboration increases research productivity, and 68% think an international collaboration can help them become more highly cited.
When asked how academics make connections with researchers from other disciplines, the replies gave the following:
- 21% connect through conferences
- 16% use social media, with this broken down as:
- Researchgate – 45%
- LinkedIn – 21%
- Twitter – 13%
- 10% use email
- 7% use the internet
Are you making full use of the variety of mechanisms available to reach potential collaborators?