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NORDP 2020: Team Science Takeoff: Facilitating Collaboration Planning for Teams
Monday, August 31, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Virtual NORDP 2020

Team science initiatives are characterized by cross-disciplinary collaboration focused on complex problem-, project-, or product-oriented research. Academia has generated an upsurge in team science initiatives, while funding agencies in the United States and around the globe have made more collaborative and team-based science funding opportunities available. As the size and scope of such initiatives continues to grow, researchers are increasingly looking for support from their institutions to build and lead high-impact, breakthrough teams. Yet, outside of the NIH-supported CTSAs, few universities have resources specifically devoted to fostering and facilitating interdisciplinary research teams. This gap provides an opportunity for research development professionals to expand existing services or develop new services to provide this support. 

In this workshop, three seasoned research development professionals experienced in team science development will introduce you to the burgeoning field of the Science of Team Science (SciTS), then provide interactive training in a collection of evidence-informed tools and approaches available for supporting teams through the team-building and formation, proposal development, and collaboration start-up phases of collaborative research. The goal is for participants to become leaders in implementing effective practices in team science, thus enabling a stronger praxis of team science at their institutions.

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