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"Inreach" and the Interdisciplinary Executive Scientist: The missing puzzle pieces for effective interdisciplinary research
It is widely agreed and readily apparent that every wicked human and environmental health challenge facing us today will require us to harness interdisciplinary expertise. “Wicked problems”, a term borrowed from social planning, are those that a
  • Hendren, Christine Ogilvie
Building and Evaluating an Interdisciplinary Team in Oncofertility
Over the past decade, federal funding has played a key role in encouraging the advancement of interdisciplinary team science. The 2007 Roadmap for Medical Research Initiative, which was created by the National Institutes of Health, is one su
  • Waimey Timmerman, Kate (Northwestern University)
  • Lungeanu, Alina (Northwestern University)
Can Principles of Effective Team Science Promote More Robust and Reproducible Research?
As scientific philosopher, Karl Popper, once argued, progress in scientific knowledge can only occur if researchers openly share the details of their findings so that others can subject them to empirical scrutiny. To achieve these ends, scientist
  • Hesse, Bradford W. (National Cancer Institute)
Data Sharing and Reuse: Expanding Our Concept of Collaboration
Background When we consider the spectrum of ways in which scientists are now interacting and collaborating with colleagues, a new set of collaborative practices comes into view: data sharing and reuse. While conventionally not conside
  • Rolland, Betsy
Enhancing Teamwork to Improve Team Science
Teamwork and Team Science The Science of Team Science community has had a robust discussion about the importance of teamwork in team science.1,2 Organizations rese
  • Nembhard, Ingrid M.
  • Valentine, Melissa A.
Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM): A Crowdsourcing Tool to Support Team Science
"To historians looking back a hundred years from now, there will be two eras of science: pre-network science, and networked science…Over the next couple of years we have an astonishing opportunity to change and improve the way science is done." -
  • Coa, Kisha I.
  • Moser, Richard P.
Interdisciplinary Research and Team Science
Many consider interdisciplinarity to be synonymous with teamwork. It is not. Individuals engage successfully in a variety of solo interdisciplinary activities, ranging from borrowing tools, methods, and concepts from another discipline to teaching
  • Klein, Julie Thompson
Science Overlay Mapping as a Tool to Explore Interdisciplinary Research
Addressing complex societal challenges, such as climate change or the diabetes pandemic, requires bringing together different types of knowledge from disparate academic disciplines and societal stakeholders (Stirling, 2007). There is evidence t
  • Rafols, Ismael (University of Sussex)
Team Science Is Harder than It Looks, But the Free E-Learning Resources on Can Help
Empirical findings on the nature of scientific inquiry (i.e., "the science of science") indicate that research is increasingly being conducted by teams rather than individuals. Working on a cross-disciplinary research team also has been shown to
  • Spring, Bonnie (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
  • Moller, Arlen C. (Northwestern University)
Training Undergraduates in Cross-Disciplinary Team Science
We have now entered into a new data driven age of scientific discovery, where intersections among scientific disciplines are on the increase and are melding various groups of researchers closer together. This is increas
  • Khuri, Sawsan
  • Wuchty, Stefan
Welcome to the Team Science Toolkit!
The Team Science Toolkit is a dynamic, interactive website to support team science and the Science of Team Science (SciTS) field. The Toolkit provides resources for investigators who are using team science approaches, as well as scholars and evalu
  • The Science of Team Science (SciTS) Team (National Cancer Institute)
When Questions about Health Care Teams Require a Team Science Approach
In May, 2012, Steve Clauser, PhD and Stephen Taplin MD, MPH of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) led a supplement in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs series that focuses on multilevel intervention research in healt
  • Taplin, Stephen (National Cancer Institute)
  • Edwards, Heather (SAID-Frederick, Inc.)

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