Benefits of a CLARC Collaboration
Research collaborations are on the rise. Research questions are becoming more complex, requiring the combined unique/complementary expertise of different professionals. Collaborative research can further scientific and clinical progress, leading to results with greater impact and productivity than "single-investigator" efforts (National Research Council, 2015). Technological advances such as web-based telecommunications systems enable "collaboration at a distance" and easy simulation of face-to-face meetings.
- Encourages communication among research and clinical professionals.
- Increases appreciation of the talents of professionals in different settings (e.g., clinical service
provision in a school, clinic, or rehabilitation facility; research conducted in a university or
- Offers opportunities to learn about different research and clinical techniques.
- Makes research more fun and stimulating.
- Breeds new ideas that are co-constructed by members of the project team.
- Increases the generation of outcome data needed to support evidence-based practice and
demonstrate the value of audiology and speech-language pathology services.