In addition to technical skills for quality science and good project management, the following skills are desirable in research projects:
The first skill is collaborative leadership to bring and keep together the partners and stakeholders in research projects. This is the ability to:
Another skill needed in research projects are researchers and/or stakeholders that can take a wider view of the system (farm system and beyond) in which a problem is situated.
These people help to draw science and system together and ensure potential external influences on successful solutions are not missed.
Researchers and/or stakeholders that can work comfortably in both the research and stakeholder worlds act as a translator and bridge between the research and next and end-users.
Group Activity: Do a quick skills analysis