Step 1 of 2: Join research4impact

Click here to create a profile. Provide some biographical information, an overview of the work you’ve done in the past, and an overview of your current goals and interests. You can edit your profile as often as you’d like. Also read our advice on creating a good profile.

Step 2 of 2: Use research4impact

There are three main ways to connect with others:

--Search the full set of profiles to find others that share your interests. Reach out to potential collaborators.

--Post an announcement to the r4i network. Whereas profiles contain an overview of you and your work, announcements contain project-specific and/or time-sensitive collaboration opportunities as they arise. Each week announcements are compiled and then sent via one large email to all r4i users.

--Read our How-to guide for finding collaborators if you want more guidance finding competent, available, and trustworthy collaborators.


Helpful Resources for Successful Academic-Practitioner Collaborations

--Check out our list of good practices for successful collaborations.

--Presentation slides from r4i's kick-off event (at the National Press Club in January 2017) are here.

--Read this recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review for information about how r4i is pioneering new ways to collaborate.

One Final Piece: Our Executive Director and The Board of Matchmakers

We encourage r4i members to contact each other as much as possible. Yet we also recognize that sometimes people want a bit more information and help finding collaborators than what appears on the site. To help facilitate collaboration, we now have an Executive Director and a Board of Matchmakers that are here to help.

We are thrilled to announce that our inaugural Executive Director is Tiffany Davenport!

She will work with the Board of Matchmakers to help people find ideal matches. As r4i's membership expands we'll expand the board so that it matches members' interests as much as possible.