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"Drivers" of translational cancer epidemiology in the 21st century: needs and opportunities.
Cancer epidemiology is at the cusp of a paradigm shift--propelled by an urgent need to accelerate the pace of translating scientific discoveries into health care and population health benefits. As part of a strategic planning process for cancer epide
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"I see this still as a journey": Community-based research from a faculty perspective
Academic faculty members are increasingly following community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles. We conducted qualitative, in-depth interviews with 22 Johns Hopkins faculty members who conduct community-based research to understand their
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"Monitoring the Interidsciplinary Career" in Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures
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"Opening up" and "closing down": Power, participation, and pluralism in the social appraisal of technology
Discursive deference in the governance of science and technology is rebalancing from expert analysis toward participatory deliberation. Linear, scientistic conceptions of innovation are giving ground to more plural, socially situated understandings.
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"Science as a Vocation" in H.H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills, From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology
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"That's a good point": Collaboration & Idea Development at Datathons
The engagement with complex problems often requires collaboration between individuals with diverse expertise. This study takes a mixed method approach to examine the relationship between interactions perceived to facilitate creativity, creative o
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"Antedisciplinary" science.
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(Re)defining Interdisciplinarity: (Re)forming Universities
The differentiation of forms of interdisciplinarity, each of which has merit, is a critical first step in responding to the challenges these crossings pose to traditional institutional structures. The relevance of the 21st Century university may dep
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). A Bibliometric Analysis Assessing the Impact of Participation in a Transdisciplinary Tobacco Research Center on an Investigator’s Research Trajectory.
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). Examining publication outcomes of transdisciplinary center grants and investigator-initiated grants: A longitudinal comparison.
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‘Interdisciplinary strategies’ in U.S. research universities
In the context of increasing support for interdisciplinary modes of research, many in the policy, scientific, and academic communities propose that universities should change structurally to reduce the barriers to investigation that involves research
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‘Participatory interdisciplinarity’: Towards the integration of disciplinary diversity with stakeholder engagement for new models of knowledge production
Calls for new models of knowledge production demand more interdisciplinary research in order to: develop holistic solutions, increased stakeholder participation, to consider a plurality of perspectives, and to support a more deliberative democracy ap
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‘We didn’t know anything, it was a mess!’ Emergent structures and the effectiveness of a rescue operation multi-team system
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“Big Science”
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“Old” Technology in New Hands: Instruments as Mediators of Interdisciplinary Learning in Microfluidics.
In his article on radical innovation, Shinn (2005) examined the role of scientific instruments in innovation. This paper continues to investigate this theme, but the main focus is on how scientists or engineers from one discipline may learn from anot
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“One Health” or Three? Publication Silos Among the One Health Disciplines
The One Health initiative is a global effort fostering interdisciplinary collaborations to address challenges in human, animal, and environmental health. While One Health has received considerable press, its benefits remain unclear because its effect
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21st Century Techniques for Achieving Collaboration Despite the Hidden Cirriculum
In her Science of Team Science 2014 keynote, Carole Goble noted “Open Research Practice is increasingly like Open Source Software Practice.” This is one example of a co-informing between Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) and Interdisciplinary Prod
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A 23-year Experiment in Sustainable Team Science: The Health Care Systems Research Network
Real-world health care delivery systems provide unique advantages for conducting research on how to improve health of individuals and populations. These systems offer assets including: automated data from electronic health records and health car
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A Better understanding of Interdisciplinary research in Climate Change
This report is the position paper from a preliminary project financed by the Research Council Norway initiative “Kreative og dristige forprosjekter om klimaomstilling” as part of the research programme on climate change “Klimaforsk”. The project, cal
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A bibliometric analysis of NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
Bibliometric analysis techniques are increasingly being used to analyze and evaluate scientific research produced by institutions and grant funding agencies. This article uses bibliometric methods to analyze journal articles funded by NOAA's Office o
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A Bibliometric Comparison of the Characteristics and Productivity of the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers and Tobacco R01 Grants
Abstract not available.
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A bibliometric evaluation of research performance in different subject categories
In this article, bibliometric indicators with publications and citations are used for a direct research-performance comparison among different or interdisciplinary categories, the work of individual scientists, and their research teams and institutio
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A brief introduction to critical systems heuristics (CSH)
Abstract not available.
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A case study of strategies for fostering international, interdisciplinary research
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A Challenge for Collaborators: Acceptance
Workplace partnerships succeed only when both people accept each other for exactly who they are the most successful workplace partnerships agree with the following three statements about their partnerships: (1) we focus on each other's strengths, not
  • Wagner, Rodd
  • Muller, Gale
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A commentary on the pluralistic goals, logics of action, and institutional contexts of translational team science
Teams have emerged as a pivotal form for organizing science efforts. Team goals and issues such as goal alignment are generally considered to be essential to team success. However, given the interdisciplinary and pluralistic goals associated with tra
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A Comparison of Motivational Antecedents of the Work Performance of Scientists and Engineers
66 scientists and engineers served as Ss. The 4 models assessed were direction of motivational orientation, source of motivational stimulation, job dedication, and an expectancy model. Work performance was measured by both self-reports and actual out
  • Goodman, Paul S
  • Rose, Jerry H.
  • Furcon, John E.
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A computational approach to qualitative analysis in large textual datasets.
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A Computer Network Model of Human Transactive Memory
Several of the design factors that must be considered in linking computers together into networks are also relevant to the ways in which individual human memory systems are linked into group memory systems. These factors include directory updating (l
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A Conceptual Framework for Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design: A Case Study in Neuroscience
Teaching of interdisciplinary fields of study poses a challenge to course organizers. Often interdisciplinary courses are taught by different departments, and hence, at best provide a multidisciplinary overview. Scientific progress in neuroscience, f
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A conceptual model for knowledge integration in interdisciplinary teams: orchestrating individual learning and group processes
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A conceptual model to help plan, manage, and enhance transdisciplinary team research
This poster (1) presented the four-phase model of transdisciplinary team science, (2) included examples from the experiences of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research (CIHDR), based at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL, t
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A consideration of group work processes in modern epidemiology
PURPOSE In the field of epidemiology, much attention has been given to the reduction of random or systematic errors in study design, analysis and reporting. This paper reviews relevant literature on group work processes. The review orients attention
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A consideration of the rhetorical causes of breakdown in discussion
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A Contingency Theory of Task Conflict and Performance in Groups and Organizational Teams
This chapter contains section titled: * Introduction * A Contingency Perspective of Group Conflict * Conclusions and Avenues for Future Research * Acknowledgements * References
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A CTSA-Sponsored Program for Clinical Research Coordination: Networking, Education, and Mentoring
Upon receipt of the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award, the University of Iowa’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science committed to develop an infrastructure for research professionals. Three goals were
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A cultural lens on interpersonal conflict and creativity in multicultural environments.
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A cure for medicine's ailments?
Translational research is the discipline involved in bringing basic scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the patient. It is currently a high priority at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIH wants to see cures after it had its bud
  • Kaiser, J.
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A DECADE OF DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY , A REPORT BY THE WORLD BANK
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A decade of molecular cell biology: Achievements and challenges
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A Dialogical Approach to the Creation of New Knowledge in Organizations
Despite several insightful empirical studies on how new knowledge is created in organizations, there is still no satisfactory answer to the question, how is new knowledge created in organizations? The purpose of this paper is to address this question
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A Discursive Approach to Skillful Activity
We propose a discursive approach for exploring how practitioners intelligently respond and create a sense of coherence in their linguistic practice. A discursive approach to skillful activity is able to account for the role of meaning making in conve
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A Dynamic Ecology of Teams in an International Virtual Research Organization: What Makes Teams Productive?
Traditional research on organizational teams primarily focuses on the interactions among team experience, task, and team-organization alignment (Tannenbaum, Mathieu, Salas, & Cohen, 2012) where membership, leadership, purposes, and boundaries are
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A dynamic theory of leadership and team effectiveness: Developmental and task contingent leader roles
The role of team leaders in the development of coordinated, adaptive, and effective teams is not well defined in the literature. Moreover, it is difficult to apply prescriptions from existing leadership research to teams operating in complex and dyna
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A Field Experiment on Search Costs and the Formation of Scientific Collaborations
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A five-factor theory of personality
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A forum for the communication of information , knowledge , and wisdom in prevention science , education , practice , and policy . EDITORS AJPM Online : Fed Ex Address : of Preventive Medicine Author ’ s Instructions on AJPM ’ s Website Complete author ’ s
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A Four-Phase Model of Transdisciplinary Research: Goals, Team Processes, and Strategies
The complexity of social and public health challenges has led to burgeoning interest and investments in cross-disciplinary team-based research, and particularly in transdisciplinary (TD) team-based research. TD research aims to integrate and ultimate
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A framework for analyzing funded and nonfunded teams through each phase of a research grant competition
In this presentation we describe our approach towards evaluating teams participating in an internal funding competition for $50,000 research pilot grants, conducted within Harvard in 2009 by its Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Of 37
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A framework for examining leadership in extreme contexts
In this review, we develop a framework to guide future research and to examine the execution of leadership in extreme contexts. We start by defining and distinguishing extreme contexts from crisis and other contexts. A five component typology is deve
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