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Scientific Identity and Leadership in the Era of Collaboration

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Hall K, Vogel AL. Scientific Identity and Leadership in the Era of Collaboration. Oral presentation at Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 20th Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Apr 23, 2015.

Traditional conceptualizations of the scientist’s identity, roles, and activities are shaped by the implicit assumption that scientists work largely independently. But a growing focus on addressing complex, multi-factorial real-world problems has led to increasing investments in collaborative approaches that capitalize on the diverse expertise of multiple specialists. This trend requires new thinking about what constitute the core activities of scientists. Specifically, scientific collaborations require scientists to take on roles and activities such as leadership, administration, management, knowledge integration, and data harmonization and synthesis. Such thinking about the changing roles and activities of scientists in the era of collaborative science is critical to our understanding of the scientist’s identity. It is also critical to our understanding of how multiple other factors influencing scientists’ identity and activities.



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Oral presentation


identity, rewards, incentives, leadership

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Learn about the field of team science: history, theory and concepts
  • Provide institutional support for team science

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Resource created by Amanda Vogel on 10/7/2015 12:17:46 PM.

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