About the NCI Science of Team Science Initiative

The Science of Team Science (SciTS) advances the understanding of effective team science approaches, including cross-disciplinary team approaches. SciTS supports the translation of emerging knowledge into best practices to enhance evaluation of team science. Specific goals include:

  1. Studying Team Science: The SciTS Team has been engaged in a number of research and program evaluation efforts centered around the transdisciplinary center grant initiatives funded through the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, including: (1) The Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers (TTURC) initiative, (2) The Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC), and (3) The Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Initiative.

  2. Facilitating Team Science Collaborations: Facilitate effective team science collaborations, as well as training in team science, through the development of practical tools and resources and funding opportunities.

  3. Supporting the Development of the SciTS Field: Support the development of platforms for knowledge sharing and information exchange, including conferences, journal special issues devoted to team science, and web-based technologies for knowledge sharing and information exchange on team science.

Last Updated
May 27, 2021