Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Translating Science into Solutions for Better Health

Team building Toolkit

1. Collaborator finders 

2. Team Science Guide

What Is Team Science?
Team science is a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise  of professionals trained in different fields.

Collaboration and Team science: A Field Guide
Team science learning module from Northwestern University

Collaboration and Team Science: from theory to Practice

Thriving in an era of team science

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research

15 People; 15 Different Projects

A different language

The Minefield of Multidisciplinary Work

The Science of Team Science: An emerging field delves into the complexities of effective collaboration

Seven Norms of Collaboration & Effective Meetings
Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

3. Collaboration Agreement and Conflict resolution –

Collaboration and Team Science Agreement Template 

Improve collaboration by focusing on shared values & common interests

Center for Cooperative Resolution

Tool for Handling Conflict

4. Team Assessment survey

SC CTSI Collaboration Success Wizard (Coming Soon!) 

5. Team science Funding opportunity –

USC Research awards –
Team science opportunity
Zumberge Interdisciplinary grant
Saban Team Science (CHLA only)

General Research funding opportunity
USC Research Awards
Current Institutional Limited External Competitions
Recurring Institutionally Limited Submission

Institutionally Limited External Competitions

Extramural –
Collaborative funding opportunity 

Collaborative Research Travel Grants

6. Virtual team tools


  • Virtual collaboration platforms

Open Science Framework

NCIP HUB (A collaborator For Cancer Research)

  • Virtual Meeting Tools


Cisco Meeting Server brings premises-based video, audio, and web communication together to meet the  collaboration needs of the modern workplace. It works with third-party infrastructure, and provides an  enjoyable and intuitive user experience. It also scales easily, and can be purchased using our all-in-one, user- based Multiparty Licensing offer.

7. Research Data Management


Surveier is an online data collection system developed by the creators of Built with  researchers in mind, this system allows you to design measures, collect and manage data, and print custom  reports, all while maintaining a high standard of data security.

8. Research Recruitment

SC CTSI Clinical Data Service

SC CTSI Community Engagement Consultation

Local Study Participant Discovery

Los Angeles Data Resources

National Study Participant Discovery tool

ResearchMatch is a disease neutral online volunteer recruitment and engagement platform that is hosted by  Vanderbilt and is intended to remove barriers to patient participation in research by partnering with researchers  and advocacy groups across the research enterprise.

Utilize Digital and Social media Data for Your Research

9. Track your influences –

Research Gate

10. Promotion and policy

A Template for Integrating Interdisciplinary Research and Team Science into the Tenure Track Offer Letter

Evaluating Contributions