The power of interdisciplinary research teams has been recognized by NIH as a critical component of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) sites’ mission to advance the translational research pipeline and ultimately to improve public health. At ICTR, our program uses a Team Science framework to support the association of investigators from different departments and schools in the formation of effective, innovative teams composed of individuals with complementary expertise.
Our Team Science initiative will provide a wide array of training and support for trainees, staff, faculty, and teams engaged in translational research.
Increasingly, interdisciplinary teams are seen as the key to accelerating research progress across a broad spectrum of fields, not least, clinical and translational research. Team training and support has become a high priority of the …
How We Can Help
Our team science experts can help investigators write specific sections of grants that apply to newly formed leadership teams or interdisciplinary collaborations. We can also provide custom training for your new or existing research group.
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Writing Team-Science Grants
For individuals who are applying for a team-based grant, we can help you with your proposal, including assistance with:
- Developing multi-PI plans
- Responding to team-based review criteria
- Creating collaboration management sections
- Negotiating governance plans, including authorship and publication policies, communication strategies, and committee charters
- Facilitating interdisciplinary conversations, especially for NSF proposals that focus on “integrated research.”
Team Science Training for Individuals and Teams
ICTR KL2 Scholars receive Team Science training as part of their program curriculum; TL1 trainees will be introduced to the curricula in Fall 2019. In addition, select ICTR pilot teams receive this training.
In 2019, we will begin offering tailored group training to research groups who may select relevant topics from a menu of eight modules.
The following topics are planned for group training:
- Intro to Team Science Concepts
- Collaboration Readiness – Preparing to Launch a Team-Science Project
- Team Leadership
- Building a Research Team
- Team Science Project Start-up or what to do once you get your grant
- Writing a Collaboration Plan
- Managing Research Teams [project management and meeting facilitation lite]
- Writing a Team Management Plan
- Conflict Prevention and Management
- Team Monitoring and Evaluation
- Data Management Planning (Ebling Library staff)
Additionally, we are developing a separate course on facilitating team science for senior-level managers of existing large team-science projects, with an expected availability date of January 2020.