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Interview Guide for TREC Scientists

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This is a qualitative interview guide that was used for interviews with investigators who participated in an initiative funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health, to support TD team science at the intersection of obesity research and cancer research. The initiative was called TREC -- Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer. It funded four research centers, located at Case Western Reserve University, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Minnesota and University of Southern California, from 2005 to 2010. It also funded an independent Coordination Center located at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to help support communication, coordination and collaboration across research centers. In the final year of funding, NCI staff conducted one-on-one in-depth interviews with 31 grantees in multiple roles in TREC, including the directors of the five centers, senior and junior investigators, trainees, and Coordination Center staff. The goals were to learn about their experiences participating in TD team science in a cancer control context, including challenges, facilitating factors, strategies for success, and impacts of participating in TREC. This interview guide was used for interviews with investigators. Other interview guides used for interviews with center directors and trainees are also included in the Team Science Toolkit, Measures section. TREC scientists from 2010 study on lessons learned from the TREC I initiative

Amanda Vogel, PhD, MPH, NCI

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Resource created by Brooke Stipelman on 6/6/2014 10:29:10 AM.

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