Team Science and Collaborative Research: What is Team Science?

This libguide will point you to essentials resources to improve your knowledge and practice of collaborative research, and, more importantly, team science.

Team science is the collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise of professionals trained in different field.  This libguide will point you to essentials resources to improve your knowledge and practice of collaborative research, and, more importantly, team science. 

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Team Science Training

Team Science Books

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NCI's Team Science Toolkit

Characteristics of High Performing Research Teams

What are some characteristics of high-performing teams? 

  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Self and other-awareness
  • Trust established among members
  • Strategies for communicating openly
  • Effective building of team
  • Created, shared and revisited a shared vision
  • Provisions for recognition and credit
  • Disagreements while containing conflict
  • Learned each other’s languages
  • Fun and enjoy the work together

Source: Bennett, L. M., & Gadlin, H. (2012). Collaboration and team science: from theory to practice. Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research, 60(5), 768-75.