Guide to Collaborative Science


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Pelicans and a flamingo at Rookery Bay Reserve, Florida. Photo credit: Keith Laakkonen.

Guide Resource Index

Scope Your Project

Understand the Management Need
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Get to Know End User Needs
Define Your Project's Purpose
Additional Resources

Design Your Project

Fine-Tune the Products

Plan Communications Efforts
Engage Users in Communications Work
Identify the Products That Will Meet a Need
Additional Resources

This guide distills key observations and lessons learned from Collaborative Science projects funded by the NOAA NERRS Science Collaborative Program. Copyright 2022. For questions or permissions, please contact

Citation: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative. Guide to Collaborative Science. 2022.