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1. A coordinated effort by two or more people or functional entities.
2. Process of working together toward a common end by various participants (for example, clinicians, researchers).
[L.L. collaboro, to work together, fr. col- (for com-, fr. cum, with, + laboro, to work]
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Psychiatry A helping relationship between a family member and a mental health professional who share responsibility for a child with an emotional disorder
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Achieving effective collaborations to help communities age well.
"So, what's the difference between the Writing Center and that other program?" I am using the term "near collaborations" to discuss the collaborative work done between campus entities that overlap in purpose or resources, entities that often face questions of differentiation like the example above.
While the local government managers who responded to this survey were cautiously optimistic about the use of collaboration as a leadership and management strategy, they were also realistic about the difficulty of designing and implementing successful collaborations.
Public collaboration can be referred to as a complex of human activities which take part together in order to reach a final goal.
If such simplistic views are taken, without any appreciation of the potential twists and turns in the development process, the collaboration may be poorly prepared for handling any difficulties that may arise.
As President of ANNA, one of my goals during this year is to establish more collaborations on a national level with nephrology and non-nephrology organizations.
* Focus on the skills and the know-how of the collaboration team to create a win-win situation, rather than the collaboration partners' general knowledge.
Ablynx, a Belgian company developing camel antibodies (which resemble Evibodies(TM) in size and attachment capacity) completed a collaboration agreement with German company Boehringer Ingelheim worth US$265 million (A$ 330 million) to develop new treatments for Alzheimers Disease, while private US company Avidia was recently purchased by US Biotech company Amgen for a minimum US$290 million ($A363 million) on the basis of its Avimer technology, another antibody alternative for drug and diagnostic development.
The aim of this article is to critically assess the international literature on the policy implications of collaboration as a service delivery strategy.
We are always interested in learning more about collaboration and collaborative processes.

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