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Creating a Culture of Collaboration at George Washington University (C3@GWU): University Seminar Think Tanks and Aims

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Lotrecchiano G, Cleary S, McDonald PL, Storberg-Walker J, Watkins R. Creating a Culture of Collaboration at George Washington University (C3@GWU): University Seminar Think Tanks and Aims. Oral presentation at 2017 SciTS Conference. Clearwater Beach, FL. Jun 13, 2017. Translational Health Research. Online at:

Creating a Culture of Collaboration at George Washington University (C3@GWU) is a University Seminar that convenes a cross-disciplinary community of expert faculty interested in issues related to scientific collaboration and connects them with regional and national partners and experts to explore and address topics that foster collaborative science. C3@GWU knowledge communities (“think tanks”) represent GWU, regional institutes, and federal government stakeholders. C3@GWU will generate short and long term agendas and discussions that emphasize the mechanisms of scientific collaboration at GW about: • Developing and educating team scientists • Measuring team effectiveness • Technologies for collaboration and scholarship informetrics • Required organizational supports for team science and collaboration • Faculty reward and recognition for collaborative activities, • Issues related to crossing cultural, ethnic, and gender boundaries in science. C3@GWU Seminar Objectives: 1. Assemble knowledge communities (“think tanks”) of key contributors and stakeholders from throughout and beyond GWU to foster cross-disciplinary discourse and generate agendas for action in creating a collaborative culture at GWU. 2. Explore key topical areas critical to scientific collaboration within and beyond the GWU scholarly community. 3. Examine critical areas of academic and organizational collaborative functioning that will strengthen a growing culture of collaboration at GWU. 4. Propose collaborative and team protocols, policies, and activities to university leadership and decisionmakers responsible for empowering GWU collaborative science. 5. Disseminate key products and create knowledgesharing events that will enhance collaborative activity at the GW department, school, and university levels.



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scits 2017 conference, presentation, GWU, culture, collaboration, think tank

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Enhance team performance, interactions, and attitudes
  • Provide institutional support for team science
  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science

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Resource created by Jane Hwang on 10/3/2017 5:45:18 PM.

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