Science is becoming more and more team-based! Translational scientists play a key role in many aspects of science, ranging from basic science, to clinical trials, to development of public health initiatives. Watch the Role of Translational Scientists or read The Fundamental Characteristics of a Translational Scientist from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to learn more.
Working in an interdisciplinary team can be challenging. The thought of bringing together people from different backgrounds and careers can be intimidating. Here are tips and resources on how to make this concept a successful possibility:
- What Makes an Interdisciplinary Team Work? A collection of Informed Ideas, Discussion Prompts, and Other Materials to Promote an Atmosphere of Collection, Trust and Respect1
- Ten Principles of Good Interdisciplinary Team Work2
- 4 Things to Know When Working with an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team3
Not only do you want to create an interdisciplinary team, but you want to create a high functioning interdisciplinary team. Read 5 Ways to Build a High-Performance Team featured by Forbes.
Did you know the Georgia CTSA celebrates Team Science by awarding Team Science Awards of Distinction? To learn more about the criteria and learn how our previous winners have become so successful, click here.
Tools developed by:
Carrie Bader and Margarete Jaeger from Pacific University
Nancarrow, S. A., Booth, A., Ariss, S., Smith, T., Enderby, P., & Roots, A. (2013). Ten principles of good interdisciplinary team work. Human resources for health, 11, 19. doi:10.1186/1478-4491-11-19