Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Collaboration

Citation: V Quentin and P Bourne (2007). PLOS Computational Biology. March 30, 2007.

How To Collaborate

Citation: Holgate A, Sharon (2012) How to Collaborate. Science July 20: 10.1126/science.caredit.a1200082

Preempting Discord: Prenuptial Agreements for Scientists

Citation: Gadlin, Howard and Kevin Jessar (2011) Preempting Discord: Prenuptial Agreements for Scientists.

Networking and other academic hobbies

Citation: Kho, Tseen (2011) Networking and other academic hobbies. June 11, 2011.

Questions for Scientific Collaborators pdficon_large

Developed by the NIH’s Office of the Ombudsman in 2011, this document identifies the core questions PIs and potential collaborators should address at the onset of a project.

Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide
pdficon_largeBy L. Michelle Bennett, Howard Gadlin, and Samantha Levine-Finley. August 2010. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This field guide is a compendium of best practices for building effective research teams. The authors reviewed relevant literature and compared existing models of successful teams to an analysis of  5 self-assembled teams performing NIH-funded research. Preliminary results from the project were represented in August 2009 at NIH Grand Rounds. The field guide identifies the key ingredients to highly functioning teams and offer strategies for engaging effectively in teaching science.- Your experience as a collaborator continuum-from conducting a single PI project with one collaborator to being a member of an interdisciplinary research team with a multitude of collaborators.

Collaboration and Team Science: From Theory to Practice
Bennett, L. Michelle and Howard Gadlin. “Collaboration and Team Science: From Theory to Practice.” (June 2012). Journal of Investigative Medicine 60(5). 768-775.

This manuscript from the 2012 Experimental Biology symposium was published in the Journal of Investigator Medicine in June 2012. The article discusses the continuum of interaction and integration that can exist among research teams and introduces the key ingredients for building effective teams-proactively building trust, creating a shared vision, sharing recognition and credit, and promoting conflict resolution.