Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a "team sport."
There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and research managers.
Team science is increasingly common in 21st century biological, life, and environmental sciences. Collaboration is no longer limited to sharing ideas with the biologist in the lab next door. The questions confronting science often require teams that may include a mix of computer and information scientists, physical and social scientists, mathematicians, ethicists, and even policy and management experts, as well as community stakeholders and citizen scientists. Adding to this complexity, teams span programs within organizations, cross organization boundaries to form institutional consortia, and often include international partners.
This intensive, two-day, interactive, professional development course was developed by scientists and experts on collaboration and teamwork to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to become productive and effective members of scientific teams.
Nothing teaches collaboration like practicing collaboration. This is not a course that asks you to learn in isolation. It is a microcosm of scientific collaboration, with extensive hands-on learning as part of a scientific team.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for anyone involved in collaborative scientific endeavors. Team leaders will find the course especially helpful. Because participants will work on "real-world" team science concerns, we encourage multiple members of a team to attend together.
Participants will develop and hone the skills needed to:
A course outline is available online.
Dates: March 14-15, 2017.
Location: AIBS, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005
Cost: The registration fee covers instruction, materials and resources, and breakfast and lunch during the program. Transportation and lodging are not included, but AIBS can offer recommendations about lodging options. NOTE: Do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received official confirmation from AIBS that course slots will be available for you on March 14-15, 2017.
|$825||Full registration for individuals who are not AIBS members or nominated by an AIBS Member Society/Organization. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at the time of registration. Join AIBS now to save $100 on your registration.|
|$725||Discounted registration for AIBS Members and individuals nominated by AIBS Member Societies and Organizations. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at the time of registration.|
|$725||Group discount for organizations that register four (4) or more participants. Please contact Robert Gropp at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.|
|If you would like us to bring the course to your institution, we are happy to accommodate you. We are also able to offer a discount for onsite courses. Please contact Robert Gropp at email@example.com or 202-340-4281 for more information.|
IMPORTANT: A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Individuals will be billed for the balance prior to the workshop.