Academic staff have acknowledged that they receive direct benefit to their research efforts and to the training of their postgraduate students by being affiliated with GGREP. Academic convenors of masterclasses find that the time and effort they spend on preparing and delivering the sessions is easily outweighed by the advantages of having the opportunity to re-engage with the literature around their research discipline. They claim that these efforts provide stimulus for the generation of new ideas for future research. Other academics have reported that attending masterclasses can also be a time effective way of keeping abreast of developments in related research disciplines. Attendance also provides unique opportunities to explore potential collaborations that would otherwise be unavailable.