Preparing translational scientists to lead multidisciplinary teams through Team Science education and training.

In collaboration with the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), we lead Team Science education and training here at the UW through a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. The Team Science initiative was launched in 2017 to support the development, performance, and recognition of high functioning interdisciplinary research teams through education and institutional policy. Our ultimate goal is to build diverse, agile teams that can readily integrate researchers from distinct disciplines and community stakeholders to address challenges and opportunities in clinical and translational research.

Explore below to learn more about the opportunities and resources to grow your skills in team science.

Team Training and Consultation

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Interdisciplinary Research: Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Toolkit to recognize, support, and reward interdisciplinary research and collaboration at the University of Washington

Appointment, Promotion & Tenure Toolkit

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UWMC Advanced Heart Failure Team Demonstrating Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds

Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds (SIBR) Resources

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Interprofessional Team Writing Toolkit

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Team Science is defined as “scientific collaboration, i.e., research conducted by more than one individual in an interdependent fashion, including research conducted by small teams and larger groups” (Cooke et al., 2015) and “a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise of professionals trained in different fields” (NCI, 2019). To learn more about Team Science, why it is important, and how to positively influence effective teamwork, click here to download a short PowerPoint voiceover slide presentation.


Cooke, N. J., & Hilton, M. L. (Eds.). (2015). Enhancing the effectiveness of team science. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.


This toolkit is supported by the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1 TR002319and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a part of an award totaling $1,488,847 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views, nor endorsements, of the National Institutes of Health, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government.