Team Science, Interdisciplinary, and Transdisciplinary Resources

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The Science of Team Science Video Series 

Knowledge Integration Across Disciplines Video Series 

SESYNC Resources 

Other Resources

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Recommended Publications

Many of the publications on interdisciplinarity and team science are descriptive case studies, theoretical papers, or fundamental research papers based on the study of teams or are focused on health care team science; however, the articles listed below are ones that provide some practical application information.  

  • Bammer, G. (2022, June 16). Understanding diversity primer: 9. Team Roles. Integration and Implementation Insights
  • Cvitanovic, C., Colvin, R.M., Reynolds, K.J., & Platow, M. (2020). Applying an organizational psychology model for developing shared goals in interdisciplinary research teams. One Earth, 2(1), 75-83.
  • Cvitanovic, C., Shellock, R.J., Mackay, M. et al. (2021). Strategies for building and managing ‘trust’ to enable knowledge exchange at the interface of environmental science and policy. Environmental Science & Policy, 123, 179-189.
  • Cwik, B., Gonnerman, C., O’Rourke, M. et al. (2022). Building community capacity with philosophy: Toolbox dialogue and climate resilience. Ecology & Society, 27(2).
  • Hall, K.L., Vogel, A.L., & Crowston, K. (2019). Comprehensive Collaboration Plans: Practical Considerations Spanning Across Individual Collaborators to Institutional Supports. In: K.L. Hall, A.L. Vogel, & R.T. Croyle (Eds.), Strategies for Team Science Success (pp. 587-612). Springer Nature.
  • Hensen, V.R., Cobourn, K.M., Weathers, K.C. et al. (2020). A Practical Guide for Managing Interdisciplinary Teams: Lessons Learned from Coupled Natural and Human Systems Research. Social Sciences, 9(7), 119.
  • Hoffmann, S., Weber, C., & Mitchell, C. (2022). Principles for Leading, Learning, and Synthesizing in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research. Bioscience, 72(10), 963-977.

  • LaPensee, E., Doshi, A., & Salem, B. et al. (2021). Mobilizing cross-disciplinary teams to advance translational research using design thinking methods. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 5(1), E184.

  • McInerny, G.J. (2016) Ten Simple Rules for Curating and Facilitating Small Workshops. PLOS Computational Biology, 12(7): e1004745.

  • Morgan, S.E., Ahn, S., Mosser, A. et al. (2021). The Effect of Team Communication Behaviors and Processes on Interdisciplinary Teams’ Research Productivity and Team Satisfaction. Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 24, 83-110.

  • Morss, R.E., Lazrus, H., & Demuth, J.L. (2021). The “inter” within interdisciplinary research: Strategies for building integration across fields. Risk Analysis41(7), 1152-1161.

  • Norris, P.E., O’Rourke, M., Mayer, A.S. et al. (2016). Managing the wicked problem of transdisciplinary team formation in socio-ecological systems. Landscape and Urban Planning, 154, 115-122.

  • Pavelin, K., Pundir, S., & Cham, J.A. (2014). Ten Simple Rules for Running Interactive Workshops. PLOS Computational Biology, 10(2): e1003485.