April 4, 2018: Gender & Team Science: Toward Improving Effectiveness of Research and Collaboration

Click here to view the April 4th webinar presented by Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski on the topic of Gender and Team science, drawing on a growing array of empirical research and literature review work that she and others have contributed to the Science of Team Science on gender issues in team science. In this webinar she reviewed and presented relevant literature with a focus on evidence-based policy implications, highlighting clearly how research institutions can improve their understanding of how gender issues can affect science outcomes and how they might improve their practices and institutional support. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is Vice President of Global Academic Relations at Elsevier, Adjunct Senior Instructor in the School of Professional Studies at Northwestern University, and founder of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP).

March 14, 2018: The R3 Graduate Science Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Click here to view the March 14th webinar presented by Gundula Bosch PhD, Program Director and Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who joined us to present the R3 (Rigor, Reproducibility, Responsibility) Graduate Science Initiative that she is involved in developing. The mission of the R3 program is to provide graduate students with critical thinking and creative problem solving skills, and to enhance students' capacities to communicate, view science in a broader context and through the lens of social responsibility. Watch this webinar to learn about the background and development of the course, key elements of the course and how it is taught, along with reflections on the challenges of introducing such a course into an already crowded curriculum, along with how its effectiveness can be evaluated.

November 30, 2017: Motivating Investment in Interdisciplinary Infrastructure: What Can One Person Do?

Click here to view the November 30th webinar presented by Dr. Michael O’Rourke, Interim Director of the MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity, Professor of Philosophy, and faculty in AgBioResearch and Environmental Science & Policy at Michigan State University. Dr. O’Rourke shares his thoughts on how to gather resources, data, and good arguments for investing in interdisciplinary research, in its infrastructure, and in hiring and training capable staff. Reflecting on multiple interdisciplinary pursuits over the course of his career, he shares details about successful and unsuccessful strategies for building interdisciplinary capacity in an academic institution.

October 26, 2017: Team Science Education and Training

Click here to view the October 26, 2017 webinar presented by Dr. Sawsan Khuri, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School and freelance consultant. Dr. Khuri presents a variety of approaches institutions take to provide team science training to their research communities and offers a comparative analysis between US and UK. She summarizes curricular and methodological resources available for those wishing to establish team science training at their own institutions, and advocates strongly for a communally grown clearing-house website to house these resources as well as on-going discussions. As a start toward this goal, she invites comments to The Team Science Glossary where all stakeholders are invited to offer their input on terms and definitions.

July 12, 2017: AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP)

Click here to view the July 12, 2017 webinar presented by Dr. Lou Woodley and Dr. Jennifer Davison. Program Director Lou Woodley gives an overview of the new AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP) to support community engagement professionals in science (https://www.aaas.org/cefp/about); the CEFP is currently in its pilot year with a class of 19 Fellows.  As one of the Fellows, Jennifer Davison shares what is involved in participation and the benefits she has experienced thus far. Jen and Lou also discuss their involvement on one of the program's project teams that is exploring the roles and job descriptions of scientific community managers.

May 30, 2017: Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski Shares Evidence-based Guidance on Leadership and Communication for Success in Team Science

Click here to view the May 30, 2017 webinar presented by Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski entitled "Evidence-based Guidance for the Successful Praxis of Team Science". In this densely packed hour of insight she focuses on Leadership and Communication for team science, citing specific behaviors and example applications and distilling a vast body of research on team science into useful guidance to help maximize team science outputs for both practitioners and research development administrators. 

April 19, 2017: Dr. Gabriele Bammer Makes a Case for Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S)

Click here to view the April 19, 2017 webinar presented by Dr. Gabriele Bammer entitled "Valuing our knowledge and skills: why we should consider a new discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences.” She introduces the discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S), and describes its scope, how it operates in academic teams, and existing resources. Her presentation is followed by an open discussion.

March 23, 2017: Interactive Brainstorming Session for Intereach Community

View the March 23, 2017 Intereach Webinar session dedicated to "Brainstorming Next Steps". Christine Ogilvie Hendren kicks the session off with an overview of Intereach and intersecting communities, especially Integration and Implementation Sciences, Association for Interdisciplinary Studies and Research Development Professionals. Webinar members then join a discussion of Intereach purposes and goals.