The SciTS 2015 conference will bring together thought leaders in the SciTS field, researchers engaged in team-based science, and institutional leaders, policy makers, and federal agency representatives. Central themes include effective practices and policies for team science and hot topics such as team diversity, big data, citizen science, open data, and research networking.
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In this blog entry, Dr. Ingrid Nembhard of Yale University and Dr. Melissa Valentine of Stanford University summarize the rich literature on the importance of good teamwork to successful outcomes, as relevant to team science. They assert that quality improvement oriented evaluation of teamwork is key to success, and highlight four survey instruments for this purpose.
A comprehensive report written by an interdisciplinary team of preeminent scientists, that offers research-based guidance on team composition, training, leadership, management, and more. It also identifies key supports that research institutions and funding agencies can put in place to support science teams and speed scientific discovery and translation.
Created by the NIH Office of the Ombudsman, this document offers useful guiding questions to help craft a "prenuptial agreement" among scientists embarking upon a new collaboration. Issues addressed include: length of collaboration, expected contributions, anticipated products and authorship.
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