Predominance of Trichophyton interdigitale Revealed in Podiatric Nail Dust Collections in Eastern Australia
This plan includes a higher-level review of general project scope and in that context, this pre-schedule process is intended to:
- Ensure efficient and effective use of available resources through adoption of soundresearch methodology and research design, and meticulousexecution of research, to enable valid, defensible and publishable inferences and specified project outcomes to be achieved.
- Enable effective forward planning in allocation of required resources (labour, equipment).
- Provide efficiencies in terms of the subsequent writing of theses, reports and scientific publications.
- Provide relevant documentation to complement subsequent Human and/or Animal Ethics proposals (where applicable)
Planning is an integral part of the research process. Projects that are not adequately planned and prepared for will not generate good data, and so should not be resourced/undertaken.
Projects that are multi-disciplinary, and involve several (or more) research and support staff and/or institutions require more planning than those that involve only a single person or a few people within the same discipline. Project planning documentation can be used to ensure everyone within a project knows:
- Whythe project is being undertaken;
- Whothe project is being undertaken for;
- What the experimental/fieldwork timetable is;
- What a person’s role within a project is;
- Whenthe experiment/fieldwork/lab data collection has to be completed by;
- Whendata has to be delivered;
- What expectations participants have with respect to authorship on research papers arising out of the project.