partners are crucial for your projects success.
you almost always need them for your proposal tu succeed, but you should try to be able to to your research independently.
They will have different priorities. IN doubt, they will always preferr project work over research work, which always makes you the second most important thing.
- try to write the proposal and playn your research in a way that you never rely on a partners performance, or at least have a plan b!
- Consider your colleagues, ask them for partners that have performed well in the past. Its the msot reliable source of potentially guessing the performance of a partenr in the project.
Typically you will be in project lead, writing and coordinating.
involve them in certain tasks(Motivation,..) but mail fail.
and letz themd o stuff on their own, where they have the epxertise: (self desription!, financial calculations)
try to get them to define Work packages and verwertung.