Use of the internet to optimise collaborative healthcare research
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Use of the internet to optimise collaborative healthcare research

Rachel Taylor Project manager, Virtual Institute of Research in Healthcare Practice, RCN Research Institute, University of Warwick School of Health and Social Studies, Coventry

This article explores some of the issues related to setting up and maintaining virtual collaborations in healthcare research. Using the learning from one such collaboration–the Virtual Institute of Research in Healthcare Practice–and the literature on collaborative and virtual working, this article examines the interface of collaboration and virtual working and some of the methods that may maximise achievement. Some pointers are also offered for those setting up or working in the area of collaborative healthcare research.

Nursing Standard. 22, 38,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.05.22.38.35.c6563

Correspondence

rachel.taylor@rcn.org.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review