Resources to enhance your team-based research -- The “Team Science Toolkit” website
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has developed the Team Science Toolkit (https://www.teamsciencetoolkit.cancer.gov/public/home.aspx?nav=email), an interactive website that provides knowledge and practical tools to enhance team-based research. Resources in the Toolkit can help you engage in, manage, support, or evaluate team-based research.
There is a growing body of knowledge about how to enhance team collaboration in science to maximize productivity and innovation. But this knowledge may be hard to access, as it is generated by multiple fields, including communications, management sciences, psychology, and information technology. In addition, many researchers do not have the time to search the academic literature.
The Team Science Toolkit (https://www.teamsciencetoolkit.cancer.gov/public/home.aspx?nav=email) puts this knowledge at your fingertips. It consolidates information and practical tools in one accessible online location. Resources in the Toolkit include: practical tools and strategies for effective team science, measures and metrics to study team science, and scholarly articles. It also includes expert blog posts and an introduction to team science. Toolkit resources are user-generated, reflecting the knowledge of the broad range of stakeholders involved in team science.
The Toolkit can be used in three ways:
- Discover. Learn from colleagues by exploring available resources to support your team science goals, and download resources or link to them online.
- Contribute. Share your knowledge by uploading documents, links, information, or comments on resources in the Toolkit database.
- Connect. Join our listserv, add your name to the expert directory, or views news and events announcements.
Some popular resources in the Toolkit include –
If you have used the Team Science Toolkit, NCI wants to hear about your experiences! NCI is also interested in hearing your comments or questions about the Toolkit, or suggestions about how to enhance the content or user interface. Please email Amanda Vogel at – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Team Science Toolkit is available at: www.teamsciencetoolkit.cancer.gov