Major steps in carrying out research project: emergence and definition, planning and organization, execution, monitoring and completion. Generating and defining an original project. Planning and organization: research strategy; selection of tools and methods; types of activities and work breakdown structure; resources, deliverables, and timelines. Implementation, monitoring, and completion: starting the project, best practices, critical progress assessment, completion of a research project, networking, communication, and documentation. Management of risks, time, and priorities: risks inherent to an original research project with uncertain outcomes; locks, conflicts and delays; integration of ethics in research activities. Writing a preliminary research proposal