Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative to host Team Science Workshop Feb. 17

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) will hold a Team Science Workshop on Monday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Wolstein Research Building Auditorium, Room 1413. Stephen M. Fiore, associate professor of cognitive science at the University of Central Florida, will give the keynote address.

The Team Science Workshop is a forum to enhance attendees’ understanding of Team Science and how it can advance research efforts through collaboration. Team Science is a collaborative and multidisciplinary research effort that joins together researchers to explore a specific research problem with specific targeted goals. Team Science collaborations can join together individuals from the same department, other institutions, community organizations, and/or other organizations that typically do not interact with one another. Teams can vary in focus from training, clinical translation, public health issues, and scientific discovery.

Team science initiatives are designed to promote collaborative, and often cross-disciplinary (which includes multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary) approaches to answering research questions about particular phenomena. This includes understanding how teams connect and collaborate to achieve scientific discoveries and results that would not be attainable by individuals or traditional methods, and to catalyze the translation of research discoveries into clinical applications.

At the meeting, attendees will:

  • Define team science;
  • Discuss the growth and impact of team science;
  • Learn about different forms of conflict in teams (intellectual versus personal);
  • Discuss trust in teams;
  • Discuss the role of the science team leader;
  • Describe resources for forming teams and achieving results in teams.

The National Institutes of Health has been explicit in its support of scientists working in teams to solve complex problems. The National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences promotes this model. The partner institutions will demonstrate their support of a team science environment by enhancing the infrastructure through pilot funding, technology transfer resources and support, and other shared resources.

The Case Western Reserve University Continuing Research Education Credit Program approves this workshop for four credits.

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