RSW encourages collaboration across disciplines and fields. In conjunction with the Irkutsk Center for Independent Research, RSW supports the Siberian Studies Working Group at IU as a long-term research and training-based collaboration project that draws on IU's strengths in Siberian studies.
Other research clusters at IU were intiated by interdisciplinary conferences at the IU Europe Gateway that involve scholars from all disciplines and level of training and from a number of research institutes and universities in the Russian Federation, Europe, and the US. Participants of the Urban Activism conference are aiming to publish edited volumes based on conference contributions and are working toward the emergence of a cross-national research community that will pursue future research collaboration; two conference participants have already followed up with extended stays at IUB in order to continue this conversation. Meanwhile, the steering committee of the original Religion & Revolution in Russia conference has since been formed into a group of editors in order to publish a volume made up of contributions by both well known historians and a few younger post-doctoral specialists. The RSW-supported Gateway conference made this discussion and work possible.