Translational health research typically involves team science and collaboration among investigators seeking to translate research across disciplinary boundaries to improve health. The following references provide information and best practices for team science and biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and population health research. The list will be continually updated as new references become available.
Terry, S. F. (2017). The study is open: Participants are now recruiting investigators. Science of Translational Medicine, Jan 4;9(371). doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf1001.
Little, M.M., St Hill, C.A., Ware, K.B., Swanoski MT, Chapman, S.A., Lutfiyya, M.N., Cerra, F.B. (2017). Team science as interprofessional collaborative research practice: a systematic review of the science of team science literature. Journal of Investigative Medicine. Jan;65(1):15-22. doi: 10.1136/jim-2016-000216.
Ranwala, D., Alberg AJ, Brady, K.T., Obeid JS, Davis R, Halushka PV. (2017). Scientific retreats with ‘speed dating’: networking to stimulate new interdisciplinary translational research collaborations and team science. Journal of Investigative Medicine, Feb;65(2):382-390. doi: 10.1136/jim-2016-000261.
Aboelela, S.W., Merrill, J. A., Carley, K. M., & Larson, E., (2007). Social network analysis to evaluate an interdisciplinary research center. Journal of Research Administration, 38, 97-108.
Provides a framework for analyzing an interdisciplinary research center.
Cummings, J. N. (2009). A socio-technical framework for identifying team science collaborations that could benefit from cyberinfrastructure [Abstract].
Details ways to recognize team science collaborations that could benefit from cyberinfrastructure.
Cummings, J. N., & Kiesler, S. (2005). Collaborative research across disciplinary and organizational boundaries. Social Studies of Science, 35(5), 703-722. doi: 10.1177/0306312705055535
Investigates scientific collaboration across disciplinary and university boundaries to understand the need for coordination in these collaborations and how different levels of coordination predicted success.
Fiore, S., (2008). Interdisciplinarity as teamwork: How the science of teams can inform team science. Small Group Research, 39(3), 251-277. doi: 10.1177/1046496408317797
Discusses how to conduct interdisciplinary research as a team and how to implement principles of teamwork and team training into this research.
Miller, K. (2008). Successful collaborations: Social scientists who study science have noticed a trend. Biomedical Computation Review, 7-15.
Examines the increase in research collaboration over the last twenty years. The number of co-authored papers has increased in every scientific discipline and across diverse geographic regions.