Learning from senior researchers within a multidisciplinary established network

Adolfo Miguel Martins; Beñat Eguiluz Miranda

1University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion, SA48 7ED; A.Martins@uwtsd.ac.uk

2University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion, SA48 7ED; b.eguiluz-miranda@uwtsd.ac.uk

4th May 2017

Abstract

Quality of research is commonly defined by how scientists perform investigation using recognized methods by the scientific community, in order to meet the objectives of each project. The demands in terms of research projects end products are increasing year-by-year. Humanities research projects are not easy to be funded. Therefore, scientists have to have clear aims, well defined methodologies, but above all, to be able to deliver a comprehensive end product capable to indisputably making a contribution to science. Multidisciplinary research programs are now considered the solution to produce an integrated study to the scientific community and general public.

Planning and designing a research project might be the most complex part of research and yet is just the first stage of the process. Research should involve a symbiotic process between learning and teaching. Where each member of the team should be able to make “science to happen”.

Scientifically robust research projects will leave a legacy for future generations. They will inspire with their pioneer example. The researchers work is not to finish, but to inspire future generations. We will not discover the whole, but we will bring awareness over only a little, that will be continued by others to come.

Keywords: Science, multidisciplinary research, Network, Teaching and learning.