Interdisciplinary Research Teams: Who to Include, Who to Avoid, and How to Manage Effectively 

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Interdisciplinary team research projects have existed since the beginning of the social and health sciences, but participants continue to complain about the difficulties of working across disciplines. Projects with multiple sites across one or several countries face particular challenges.

Developing an effective interdisciplinary team project involves a healthy respect for the multiple disciplines present and an ability to manage people from diverse backgrounds. This includes creating a productive team environment and managing each step of the research-to-results process to ensure that both the specific expertise of each participating discipline is honored and everyone works together towards a common goal. When done well, these projects can create life-long partnerships and results highly respected in many circles. But where exactly should you start? And what criteria should you consider for selecting the best team members?

During this insightful webinar your expert presenter, Dr. Jo Anne Schneider, will provide real-life examples and insider tactics to effectively construct interdisciplinary teams and manage them to get the best results. Walk away with proven tactics for developing an effective team design, choosing the correct team members, developing a shared language and a productive team culture, overcoming publication issues specific to interdisciplinary team projects, and much more.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • How to select the best team members—and who you should avoid
  • Developing the best common language and research culture for the interdisciplinary project
  • Drawing on the full range of team members in developing and carrying out the various aspects of the project while avoiding “my method is best” and competitive behavior
  • Identifying the most effective communication strategies, research reporting strategies, and deadlines for different aspects of the project
  • Managing the various publications styles and team writing expectations to ensure team members create publications appropriate to their discipline and effective interdisciplinary joint products

Who Should Attend?

Principal Investigators designing or managing interdisciplinary team projects, researchers who want to be part of interdisciplinary teams, funders or research proposal reviewers who review interdisciplinary team proposals.

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 Meet Your Presenter:

Dr. Jo Anne Schneider, has been designing carrying out multi-method, multi-site team research projects since 1988. She is a specialist in urban issues, social welfare, health and human services, and health projects with hard to reach populations. She has worked with a combination of government, foundations, national member benefit non-profits, community based organizations, faith communities and marginalized communities (people of color, immigrants/refugees, low income communities, people with disabilities), using advisory committees in all of her projects. A former American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy and Technology Fellow at NIH, she is currently an Associate Research Professor at George Washington University. She also has an international reputation for applied team projects working with governments and community organizations. Recent major projects include the Faith and Organizations Project (www.faithandorganizations.umd.edu), and multiple projects related to social welfare and human services (see home.gwu.edu/~jschneid).










This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nor are they endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.