The Relationship between Collaborative Readiness and Scientific Productivity in the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers
Stipelman B, Feng, A., Hall, K.A., Stokols, D., Moser R.P., Berger, N.A., Goran, M.I., Jeffrey, R., McTiernan, A., Thornquist, M., Nebeling, L., & Vogel, A.. The Relationship between Collaborative Readiness and Scientific Productivity in the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers. Poster presentation at the 31st annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Seattle, Washington. 2010.
In recent decades there has been growing interest in the use of transdisciplinary (TD) research teams to facilitate scientific advances in health outcomes, practice, and policy. As investments in team science have grown, the importance of evaluating the scientific and societal outcomes of these TD research teams has increased. Moreover, there is a need to better understand the individual level characteristics and team processes that ultimately influence these outcomes. The TREC centers are an initiative funded by NCI to promote TD collaborations in research on energy balance and cancer. As part of an ongoing effort to evaluate the processes and outcomes associated with conducting TD research, TREC members completed a baseline survey which assessed a number of factors believed to be associated with collaboration readiness (i.e., antecedent conditions that exert a disproportionately strong influence on the success of a TD collaboration). These findings were then linked to basic bibliometric data to examine the relationship between baseline measures of collaboration readiness and subsequent research productivity and collaboration.
Type of Publication:
TREC, team science, transdisciplinary, collaboration
Addresses these goal(s):
- Establish or maintain effective team science endeavors
- Enhance team performance, interactions, and attitudes
- Conduct research on/evaluate team science
Resource created by Brooke Stipelman on 9/20/2012 10:20:18 AM.