There has been a move in recent years to understand how different people come together to create productive healthy research teams. Indeed, this is becoming more critical as our efforts become more interdisciplinary in nature. A number of groups are developing online resources on this topic. For example, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provides a brief introduction to some of the issues surrounding team science, including the pros and cons of teams, steps you can take to make a team click, how to spell out expectations for team members, and a variety of other topics. More resources are listed below. Please leave a comment if you know of other resources that should be added to the list.
Team Science Resources
- Background information
There’s even a conference dedicated to team science! The 3rd Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference will be held April 16-19 at the Wyndham Chicago. Learn more on the conference website.