Building Research Teams

It is increasingly likely that most researchers will find themselves asked to participate on or lead a research team at some point in their careers (L. Bennett et al). Team collaborations of scientists from different fields are the key to solving critical research problems—and funders know it!  Moreover, because funding trends are more supportive of research teams as opposed to individual grants, researchers need a basic understanding of how to form or join a science team. Here are resources to help you learn more about research teams:

Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide

Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide:

Short Video Talks on Building Research Teams

Dean Christine Himes
Assoc. Dean Philip Troyk
Professor Hamid Arastoopour
Professor Pat Corrigan
Professor Roya Ayman
Professor Eun-Jeong Lee

International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS)

INSciTS membership draws together researchers, scholars, practitioners, funders, thought leaders, tool developers, policymakers, and institutional leaders from all disciplines and types of organizations. Together, we are dedicated to enhancing fundamental understanding of how to collaborate and to best support and foster team science. Research generated by INSciTS’ broad and diverse community can enhance the effectiveness of science teams, as well as diverse research collaborations across social sciences, humanities, and professions.

The Science of Team Science Listserv

The Collaboration Success Wizard

Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference