Collaboratories are key to the success of our projects. The CRC brings together cross-sector and multidisciplinary collaborative teams through the practice of Epistemic Partnership (cf. Marcus). This practice views all partners as knowledge producers, and involves all partners in every step of the research development process, including generating research questions that are relevant to each stakeholder interest, and equally involving them in the design, implementation and dissemination of the research.
Rather than a one-way flow of research production and dissemination, research-in-progress is continually returned to each stakeholder in a feedback loop that is immediate, direct, and continuously updated. This ensures research outputs and outcomes are always responsive to exigencies of industry, government, and community.