SESYNC Networks-of-Networks Workshop

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Award Year: 
2019
Principal Investigator: 
Carrie Hritz, SESYNC
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NOTE: This workshop took place in September 2019. Videos and slides from the workshop are available below.

 

Workshop Overview

On September 12-13, 2019, SESYNC will hold a 1.5-day workshop focused on team science and the fundamentals of organizational management. The workshop will be held at SESYNC’s facilities in Annapolis, Maryland. SESYNC will provide funding for travel, lodging, and meals for 30 on-site participants, and the workshop will also be web streamed for additional remote participants. 

This preparatory activity will introduce participants to ways to plan and respond to the NSF “Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations” (AccelNet) Call for Proposals, which funds the development of international networks-of-networks.

Participants will gain an enhanced understanding of the critical roles played by leadership styles, well-developed organizational and communication strategies, establishment of a shared vision and goals, data management/sharing agreements, and adaptation as network needs change.

Discussions and presentations during the workshop will include material on effective network communication, participant engagement, network leadership, and management techniques that are effective at fostering and leveraging existing US investments in critical research networks. The workshop will explore examples and include exercises for participants to begin to implement concepts into practice

 

Workshop Videos

The full workshop was livestreamed and recorded. Videos of each session are available on our YouTube channel here: Networks-of-Networks Workshop Playlist.

See below for the full workshop agenda.

 

Workshop Slides

Slides and resources from each session are available here:

Welcome and Introduction to Workshop

What is the Network-to-Network Approach?

Existing Models and Inspiring New Networks-of-Networks

Defining a Collective Mission and Vision

 Tools to Build and Sustain Dispersed Networks-of-Networks

Collaboration, Team Science, and Leadership Training

Clarifying Internal Expectations and Evaluation

 

Workshop Agenda

 

Networks-of-Networks Workshop Agenda

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

1 Park Place, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401

September 12-13, 2019

 

Livestream Participants Please Note: All times are in eastern time

Day 1:

Time

Activity

Livestream Link

8:30-9:00

Coffee & Arrive at SESYNC

9:00-9:30

Welcome and Introduction to Workshop

 

Margaret A. Palmer, Professor, University of Maryland and

     Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

 

Livestream Session 1

(Click here for livestream link)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:30-10:30

Participant Introductions (In-Person Attendees)

 

Moderated by Carrie Hritz, Director of Research,   

     National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

 

10:30-11:00

Morning Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

   

11:00-12:00

   

   

12:00-12:30

What is the Network-to-Network Approach?

 

Claire Hemingway, Program Director, NSF Office of International

     Science and Engineering 

 

Q&A (In-Person and Remote)

 

12:30-1:30

Lunch Provided

Break

1:30-2:40

   

1:30-1:50

   

   

1:50-2:10

   

   

2:10-2:40

   

 

Existing Models and Inspiring New Networks-of-Networks

 

Leslie Ries, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology,

     Georgetown University

 

Jessica Vitak, Associate Professor, College of Information Studies, 

     University of Maryland

 

Questions/Discussion

Livestream Session 2

(Click here for livestream link)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:40-3:50

   

2:40-3:00

 

   

  

3:00-3:20

   

    

   

3:20-3:50

Defining a Collective Mission and Vision

 

Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, Associate Dean, Innovative and

     Collaborative Pedagogy and Associate Professor, George

     Washington University

 

Roberto Delgado, Program Director, Arctic Observing Network

     Section for Arctic Sciences, Office of Polar Programs

     National Science Foundation

 

Questions/Discussion

 

3:50-4:10

Afternoon Coffee Break

4:10-5:30

   

4:10-4:30

 

   

4:30-4:50

 

   

4:50-5:30

Tools to Build and Sustain Dispersed Networks-of-Networks

 

Cynthia Parr, Technical Information Specialist,

     US Department of Agricultural, USDA

 

Owen White, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public

     Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore  

 

Questions/Discussion

 

 

Day 2:

Time

Activity

Livestream Note

8:45-9:10

Coffee & Arrive at SESYNC

9:10-10:30

 

9:10-9:40

 

 

9:40-10:00

 

 

10:00-10:30

Collaboration, Team Science, and Leadership Training

 

Christophe Marchand, Health Scientist Administrator, NIH

     National Cancer Institute

 

Selena Connealy, Education and Outreach Manager, New Mexico  

     EPSCoR

 

Questions/Discussion

 

Livestream Session 3

(Click here for livestream link)

 

 

 

10:30-11:00

Morning Coffee Break

11:00-11:45

   

11:00-11:30

   

   

11:30-11:45

Clarifying Internal Expectations and Evaluation

 

Jonathan Kramer, Director for Interdisciplinary Science, National

     Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

 

Questions/Discussion

 

11:45-12:30

Follow-Up Questions and Discussion

 

Claire Hemingway, Program Director, NSF Office of International

     Science and Engineering   

 

12:30-12:45

Workshop Wrap Up

 

Carrie Hritz, Director of Research, National Socio-

     Environmental Synthesis Center

 

12:45

Lunch Available

End Broadcast

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