Beneficial collaborations are necessary for research outcomes targeting global impacts. In the sciences (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) subjects), exchanges, linkages and networks have resulted in notable discoveries, inventions and innovations that have improved life on earth. To achieve the UN SDGs, science must play a leading role to ensure that evidence-based findings are beneficially utilized in combating global threats to man and his environment. For women in science, the story has not been without challenges owing to societal barriers, stereotypes and the dynamics of the modern workplace. In view of these setbacks, women scientists globally are currently evolving into a formidable group of excellent achievers who have generated ground-breaking footprints in scientific research. Recently, in the 2020 Nobel Prize awards and the development of various vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemic, great women scientists are now recognized and rewarded for their outstanding discoveries in different areas of science. This chapter brings to the fore the role, resources, beneficial pathways of research collaborations in career enhancement and visibility of women scientists. It is expected that these key points will help build the research capacity and outputs of women scientists for sustainable development. All six authors came to know one another through some, if not all, of the avenues shared in this chapter.
- Research collaboration
- Professional societies
- Women scientists
- Web resources
- Career enhancement and visibility
- UN SDGs
- COVID-19 impacts
- Barriers in research collaboration
- Career in STEMM
- Gender equity
- Data sharing
- Virtual platforms for research management
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Chikere, C.B., Tekere, M., Opeolu, B.O., Arts, G., Ofori, L.A., Odu, N.N. (2022). Research Collaborations for Enhanced Performance and Visibility of Women Scientists. In: Nwaichi, E.O. (eds) Science by Women. Women in Engineering and Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83032-8_4
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