Team Science in Clinical Research Online Course

CTSI offers Team Science in Clinical Research Online Course

The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)in collaboration with the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR)will begin offering a Team Science in Clinical Researchonline course.

As the volume of scientific knowledge has increased over time, it has become increasingly difficult for any single individual to have deep expertise in all areas of science necessary for solving today’s complex health issues.  Addressing today’s complex problems requires the high degree of cross-disciplinary collaboration, referred to as “Team Science”. This course will offer practical guidance for how to best engage in this emerging discipline.

MCR 750/IP 772

Team Science in Clinical Research

Medical University of South Carolina

Faculty Team                     

Course Description          

An emphasis will be placed on the competencies and processes associated with the concepts of team science in translational. Solving complex societal problems (e.g., environment, poverty, and cancer, health care) requires the integration of specialized knowledge bases.  However, as the volume of scientific knowledge has increased over time, it has become increasingly difficult for any single individual to have deep expertise in all needed areas of science.  Addressing today’s complex problems requires the high degree of cross-disciplinary collaboration, referred to as “Team Science”.  This course offers practical guidance about how best to engage in team science to: pursue complex scientific questions, work effectively with team members, and produce high impact research outcomes that help meet society’s needs.

Course Materials

There are no texts that need to be purchased for this course. All course materials and readings are provided within the course online.

Course Objectives            

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Prepare an individual development plan and mentor-mentee plan to highlight interprofessional work and significant published papers and abstracts.
  2. Complete the NIH Biosketch including the ‘team science’ attributes.
  3. Describe the research team with synergy rather than summation with metrics.
  4. Complete a search and identify potential investigators for their team focused on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research.
  5. Formulate a plan to evaluate a scientific team for improvement in team performance.
  6. Describe factors that contribute to the success of a scientific team.

Analyze the role of conflict in the life cycle of a scientific team.

Team Science Course Outline Spring 2019

(01/03/2018-04/26/2018)
Session...... Date RangeActivityAssignments
Module 1Due 3/10Introduction to Team Science (1)(2)(7)Weekly Forum
Module 2Due 3/10Individual Development Plan and Mentor-Mentee Plan (5)(7)Weekly Forum
Module 3Due 3/10Roles, Teams, and Leadership (1) (2)(7)Weekly Forum
Module 4Due 3/10Successful Interprofessional Teams (1)(3)(4)Weekly Forum
Module 5Due 3/10Networking and Communication (4)(5)(6)Packet 1*: Personality Assessment, IDP or MMP, Research Elevator Pitch
3/11-3/17Spring Break
Module 6Due 4/22NIH Biosketch and NIH Scored Review Criteria (1)(7)Weekly Forum
Module 7Due 4/22Synergy and Team Performance (1)(2)(5)Weekly Forum
Module 8Due 4/22Patient-Centered/Community Teams and Funding Opportunities (1)(2)(4)(7) Weekly Forum
Module 9Due 4/22Current Team Science Landscape (1)(2)(7)Packet 2*: Biosketch, Team Assembly, Collaboration Plan

NCATS/CTSA Core Competencies in Clinical and Translational Research in Translational Teamwork associated with assignments

  1. Build an interdisciplinary/ intradisciplinary/ multidisciplinary team that matches the objectives of the research problem.
  2. Manage an interdisciplinary team of scientists.
  3. Advocate for multiple points of view.
  4. Clarify language differences across disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate group decision-making techniques.
  6. (6) Manage conflict.
  7. (7) Manage a clinical and/or translational research study.

The onlinecourse will be offered from January 3, 2019-April 26, 2019. The cost of the course is $250.00 and includes a completion certificate.

For a limited time and number of applicants, the CTSI is offering mini-grants to cover the cost of this class. Since this is an online course, we are able to accept applications through 1/20/2019 12:00 AM. Apply for a mini-grant through the form below.

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NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.

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