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  • Create “neutral space” opportunities, such as consortia and meetings, allowing for fruitful interactions.

  • Protect the interests of all parties to ensure that academics can remain a credible source free from bias.

  • Find and establish partnerships through corporate or government information “gatekeepers” and internal influencers.

  • Work collaboratively to create a logic model to clarify shared goals and document the partnership’s objectives, success metrics, expectations, and timeline.

  • Prior to committing to work together, anticipate potential problems and challenges in the partnership and, if the partnership proceeds, develop strategies to resolve issues.

  • Start small: confirm and establish a framework for engagement by implementing short-term projects and goals.

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