Science of team science
April 26, 2010
Ah, spring. A time of growth, renewal, love... and conferences. Just one week after attending the NSF Design Workshop, I attended the first annual Science of Team Science conference at Northwestern University. The goal of the conference series is to bring together scientists, researchers, and practitioners that want to know how scientific teams work and how to assemble scientific teams more effectively.
Also of note was a discussion during a panel of how the insight that was developed by many of the speakers would apply to teams in non-scientific contexts. Although the scope of the conference was limited to scientific teams, Gadlin noted that the same principles are likely to apply to other types of teams, as “scientists are very much like people.”