Interdisciplinary Research capacity building resources and opportunities for academic staff and research students.
Articles, Websites, Ideas
Links to articles, websites and ideas exploring the challenges and benefits of engaging in interdisciplinary research are provided below:
- A new blog column by Dr Julie Thompson Klein, entitled "Interdisciplinary Research and Team Science" has been published on the Team Science Toolkit. It unpacks the relationship between interdisciplinary research and team science, and summarizes historical and current trends in interdisciplinarity and collaboration.
- Melbourne Interdisciplinary Collaboration Exploration (MICE) is a study of the experiences of researchers involved in the Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Scheme, 2010-2013. The MICE-Phase One report was published is 2012 and the final report, Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Context: Academics and Agendas, was published in December 2014.
- The UK Academy of Medical Science website Team Science is currently exploring the incentives and disincentives for researchers to engage in 'team science'.
- The American Psychological Association report entitled 'Appointment, Tenure, Promotion, and merit Review Considerations for Psychologists with Joint Faculty Appointments and Involvement in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Research and Scholarship: A Resource Document' provides comprehensive guidelines for staff with appointments in more than one Department that may be applicable for other disciplines.
- The Board on Behavioural, Cognitive and Sensory Science of the US National Academy of Science presents workshop papers on collaboration and interdisciplinary reward and recognition.