The beginning of a new research project gives you the opportunity to lay the foundation for a well functioning, highly collaborative team. While bringing together experts from across disciplines can add expert knowledge, different perspectives and can spark creativity, it is not a guarantee that all groups of individuals will be able to work together a a team. However, there are effective tools and strategies that can be used at the beginning of a project to begin to build a culture of teamwork and get the project off to a great start.
The following video focuses on what can be done in the first few team meetings of a research project to begin to build a culture of teamwork.
- Sample team meeting agenda
- Collaboration Planning Chart
- Example of team ground rules
- Example of scholarship proposal form
- Sample Team Charter - VA Quality Scholars Program
- Hall, K. L., Vogel, A. L., & Crowston, K. (2019). Comprehensive collaboration plans: practical considerations spanning across individual collaborators to institutional supports. In Strategies for Team Science Success (pp. 587-612). Springer, Cham.