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Supporting Nottingham and Nottinghamshire communities through partnership, research and collaboration.

Co(l)laboratory is an 8 year, £5.1m project that will train 50 PhD students and 50 Citizen Scientists through a programme of locally relevant, challenge-based research, guided by local communities to support the development of the local economy, increase productivity, and improve growth and wellbeing.

Welcome to Co(l)laboratory

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How can local residents, community groups and organisations get involved?

We need to Nottinghamshire residents and community-focused organisations to help us gain a better understanding of the challenges facing communities and to help guide and shape new research. Get involved through one of our live events or contribute any time through our online idea sharing platform. 

Start sharing your ideas today.

Residents researching ideas

How do I apply for a Co(l)laboratory PhD?

The PhD studentships will be open for applications from local citizens, employees and practitioners from early 2023. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to get involved with research that makes a real difference to the lives and livelihoods of the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. PhD candidates are expected to enrol in April 2023. 

PHD Students researching

I’d love to get involved but I can’t commit to a PhD. Is that possible?

Absolutely. Co(l)laboratory Citizen Scientist mini-placements offer local people the chance to gain real life, paid research work experience, looking into local challenges faced across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. As flexible placements these can fit around other commitments and can be completed part time.  Recruitment for these opportunities will commence in early 2023.

Work experience in an office.
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