Team Science Training

A diverse team of people meeting.

The following content serves as a resource for researchers to enhance their skills needed to perform transdisciplinary, team-based translational research. Here you will find learning modules, toolkits, articles, videos and links on a variety of topics from team building and team management to communication and conflict resolution and more.

The resources compiled here have been developed by Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions as well the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


The CTSA Online Assistance for LEveraging the Science of Collaborative Effort (COALESCE) is a free online educational resource developed by Northwestern University researchers and can be accessed at TeamScience.Net. The learning platform uses self-guided modules and an online video course to help learners envision how transdisciplinary collaboration can work and overcome challenges that arise. Users are able to move freely throughout the site, identifying topics of interest and viewing expert and research-based information on those topics at will.

You can earn a certificate for completing the required modules as well as pre- and post-assessments.

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Team Science Strategy Modules

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative at Case Western Reserve University has created a series of four team science strategy modules. Each module consists of a short video and downloadable materials on the following topics:

  • Building a Culture of Teamwork from the Beginning
  • Running Efficient and Effective Meetings
  • Managing Conflict in Teams
  • Communicating Across Disciplines

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The Interprofessional Team Writing Toolkit was developed by the University of Washington for researchers interested in improving how they collaborate in interprofessional teams to conduct scholarly writing. It provides written instruction with rationale and shareable resources for use throughout the team writing process. The toolkit will help teams identify the roles of each author, chart progress and to determine needs for revising, editing, or providing additional information.

Access the Interprofessional Team Writing Toolkit

Working in an interdisciplinary team can be challenging. The thought of bringing together people from different backgrounds and careers can be intimidating. Here are tips and resources on how to make this concept a successful possibility:

Communication is one of the key factors that help teams be effective. Being a good communicator will not only improve your team experience, but it will also be useful in many other aspects of your career.

Learn more about how to develop effective communication skills and listening skills by viewing the tools listed below:

Teams should not fear or avoid conflict. Though conflict can be difficult and stressful, it is actually very normal and, if handled well, can help the team grow and become stronger. Below are resources to help mediate conflict resolution:

NIH Science of Team Science Additional Resources

Dean’s Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series

The Dean Henri Ford Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series is a shared vision since 2019 of the Miami CTSI and the Miller School of Medicine’s Dean Henri Ford to highlight innovative, collaborative and translational research across the Institution. The main objectives are to feature outstanding teams engaged in interdisciplinary translational research across the University of Miami; to highlight examples of research that cut across the real and/or perceived siloes in academia; and to engage the scientific community to think and work more collaboratively in all aspects of translational research.

Recordings of all the seminars are available on our webinar platform. First time users will have to register with a UM email address.

5/26/22 – HURAKAN: Improving Hurricane Risk Communication for Vulnerable Populations

4/21/22 – Safety Planning Mobile Apps for Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence


1/27/22 – Inclusive Design & Climate Change Resilience: Establishing a Beachhead With SE Florida’s Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Community

11/18/21 – BLACK STUDENTS MATTER: Joint Academic Nurtureship for Underrepresented Students (JANUS) Program at the University of Miami

10/21/21 – Objective Measurement of Classroom Interactions to Support Children With Communication Disorders


5/27/21 – Targeting Fatty Kidney Disease with Small Molecules

4/29/21 – The Inflammasome: From Bench To Bedside

3/25/21 – Current State of Cell-Based Therapy for Heart Failure: Results of the NHLBI CONCERT-HF Trial

2/25/21 – Development of a Bioengineered Platform for Beta Cell Replacement Without Immunosuppression in Type-1 Diabetes

1/28/21 – Towards Better Diagnostic Techniques and Prognostic Indicators in Concussion

12/10/20 – Mesenchymal Stem Cells For Severe COVID-19: Results From a Phase 1/2A Trial & Strategies For Scale-Up

10/22/20 – Hearing the Optic Nerve – A Multidisciplinary Venture

4/16/20 – Impact of Data Science Innovation in Healthcare and Combating National Crisis

2/25/20 – The Gut Microbiome: A Mover, Shaker, and Barrier Breaker

12/19/19 – Center for Cognitive Neurosciences and Aging (CNSA): Innovative Approaches to Team Science

11/22/19 – Fostering the Culture of Research Mentoring at the U

10/15/19 – Genome Informed Therapeutics

9/17/19 – Getting to One Million? It Takes a Village The All of Us Research Program at UM

8/28/19 – Stop, Drop, and Roll: Firefighters and Scientists Team Up to Put Out Cancer Risks

5/29/19 – Bridging Cell Therapy, Regenerative Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at UM