Science is becoming more and more team-based! Engaging in team science has become crucial to a successful scientific career.

This toolkit provides resources, guides, and connections that will provide insight and help you explore the translational impact of your research.

Translational scientists play a key role in many aspects of science, moving basic science to clinical trials, to the 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.


Team Science Online Learning

In March 2020 NIH Center for Research Strategy director, Michelle Bennett gave a webinar for the Georgia CTSA on the science of team science. If you would like to view the recorded webinar please use the following link, The Science of Team Science: Webinar.

The NIH has provided a variety of tools for anyone who is interested in Team Science. Their Team Science Toolkit provides a wide range of searchable resources to help start projects, boost team performance, get institutional support, conduct research, evaluate, and engage partners. It also provides a way to connect with researchers across other disciplines by hosting blog discussions and allowing you to share your knowledge by uploading your own work.

Additional NIH Resources:

Collaboration and Team Science Field Guide

Collaboration and Team Science: From Theory to Practice


CTSA Online Assistance for LEveraging the Science of Collaborative Effort

Developed at Northwestern University the COALESCE (CTSA Online Assistance for LEveraging the Science of Collaborative Effort) project has created wonderful self-guided learning modules and an online video course to enhance skills needed to perform transdisciplinary, team-based translational research called Solutions to complex scientific problems require teams of diverse specialists working across the boundaries of disciplinary silos. aims to create, evaluate, and disseminate durable, readily accessible online learning resources to enhance skills needed to perform transdisciplinary, team-based translational research. The tools on are designed to help learners envision how transdisciplinary collaboration can work and overcome the inevitable communication challenges that arise when working in multidisciplinary teams. Users are able to move freely throughout the site’s learning modules, identifying topics of interest and viewing expert and research-based information on those topics at will.


To Register for the Team Science Training Institute:

 Browse to the Team Science Training Institute.

  1. Select “Click Here” to log in or register.
  2. On the next page, select “Register (free)” at the top right of the page.
  3. Enter your profile information and click “Next” to complete a brief survey.
  4. Click “Register” on the final page of the survey.
  5. Click “OK” when you get the notification that registration is complete.
  6. Click “Back to Login Screen” to log in with your newly created account


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