Science of Team Science conference – April 16-19 – Chicago

SciTS Conference 2012 Registration Now Open!
3rd Annual International SciTS Conference
April 16-19, 2012
at the Wyndham Chicago

~ Registration and Call for Poster Abstracts now open ~

The Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference is a forum to enhance our understanding of how best to engage in team science to meet society’s needs. The SciTS Conference serves: as a point of convergence for investigators studying science teams and team science leaders/practitioners; to engage funding agencies to provide guidance on developing and managing team science initiatives; and to afford data providers and analytics developers insight into collaboration tracking and analysis needs. In this way, the SciTS Conference acts as a bridge between the science of team science and the praxis of team science, an important conduit for translating empirical findings about team science into evidence-based effective practices for scientific teams and funders of team science. Click HERE to access the SciTS Conference home page.

The 3rd Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference will be held April 16-19, 2012 in Chicago at the Wyndham Chicago.  General Conference sessions run April 16-18 and Workshops are on April 16 and April 18.  Click HERE for complete registration and fee information; Early Bird registration ends February 12!

SciTS Conference Sessions & Workshops
There’s a lot in store for the 2012 SciTS Conference, which is certain to be an amazing experience for anyone interested in team science and research on science teams.  General Conference sessions run April 16-18 and Workshops are on April 16 and April 18.  For full details about the Sessions & Presenters, click HERE.
Keynote Address by Caroline Wagner, PhD, The Ohio State University, Director, Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy
8 Panel Sessions
Reflections on Team Science & Society
Bridging Worldviews: International Comparative Perspectives on Team Science
Team Cognition & Affect: Exploring Alternative Trajectories of Scientific Collaboration Across Organizations, People, and Technology
Team Science and Collaborative Communication Processes
Leadership & Team Science
Advances in Team Science Evaluation
Overcoming Barriers to Knowledge Sharing and Communication
Lessons from the Teams
2 Workshops
Collaborative Communication (April 16)
Linked Open Data & Team Science (April 19)
Research Poster Session
Sponsor & Tool Exhibits and Focus Groups
Ample networking opportunities!

Call for Research Poster Abstracts
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for research poster presentations related to any science of team science topic or area and from any field of study or practice.  Early career investigators are encouraged to submit!  The research poster session will be held on Monday, April 16 at 5:00 PM in conjunction with a networking reception. Abstracts are limited to one page and must follow the template provided. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, February 10.  Click HERE for full details about submitting a research poster abstract.

New SciTS Conference Web Site
We have launched a new SciTS Conference web site with the opening of this year’s Conference registration.  Our new site at http://www.sciencofteamscience.orgreplaces the old site ( and offers integration between the Conference and Resources web pages, Conference registration, and our payment system. Coming soon: A new social community feature to further advance the growing field of SciTS and its interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, leaders, tool developers, and funders.

Join the SciTS Listserv
The Science of Team Science (SciTS) listserv facilitates conversation among individuals who are engaged in, studying, or managing team science, in the US and internationally. The listserv is maintained collaboratively by the SciTS Team at the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Behavioral Research Program ( at the NIH, and Research Team Support & Development (RTS&D) at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute (

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