Institutional Readiness for Team Science


The concept of Team Science is actively promoted by funding agencies and research organizations and yet many institutional barriers to the conduct of team science remain. Some of these barriers may include: institutional policies related to promotion and tenure, indirect cost sharing structures, and a strongly-favored tradition of investigator independence. The lack of organizational incentives has been identified as a constraining factor on interdepartmental and inter-university collaboration. With this project, we propose to assess institutional support for team science at multiple CTSA institutions. We anticipate conducting two major activities: 1) a document review of relevant materials (e.g., policies for promotion and tenure and indirect cost sharing); and 2) a survey of institutional leaders regarding the institutional resources available within their institution and their opinions about team science. The findings of this study will allow us to compare institutions’ readiness and support for team science, which may be used for promotion of more team-science-friendly policies and resources. As the topic is potentially sensitive, we will conduct the study under blinded conditions, with each institution being able to see its own results compared to other unidentified institutions.

Key Deliverable: 

  • To examine institutional support for team science at multiple CTSA institutions through key indicators of facilitation
  • To develop a white paper (or publication) based on the results


Name (CTSA HUB) 
Rebbecca Moen (Duke University )
Deborah DiazGranados (Virginia Commonwealth University)


Last Name First Name CTSA Hub
Ackerman Ronald Northwestern
Bagiella Emilia Mt. Sinai
Barlow Patrick University of Iowa
Blank Arthur Einstein
Borckardt Jeffrey Medical University South Carolina
Brassil Donna Rockefeller
Carter Robert NIAMS
Cayetano Shari University of Miami
Christensen Shannon University of Iowa
Connors Emily Medical College Wisconsin
Davis Randal Medical University South Carolina
Demby Karen University of North Carolina
DiazGranados Debbie Virginia Commonwealth
Flume Patrick Medical University South Carolina
Funes Melanie University of Southern Californa
Hamm-Alvarez Sarah University Southern California
Harvey Jillian Medical University South Carolina
Helitzer Deborah Unniversity of New Mexico
Herold Kevan Yale University
Holmes Kristi Northwestern University
Ingbar David University of Minnesota
Kline Faith Ohio State University
Kotchen Theodore Medical College Wisconsin
Lackland Daniel Medical U South Carolina
McHale Susan Penn State
Mermelstein Robin University of Illinois Chicago
Mittendorfer Bettina Wash University
Moen Rebbecca Duke University
Morgan Robert UT Houston
Pelfrey Clara Case Western Reserve University
Ranwala Dayan MUSC
Salazar Maritza Claremont Graduate University
Sampson Royce Medical University South Carolina
Sheth Darshita Medical College Wisconsin
Surkis Alisa New York University
Thomas Veronica Howard University
Torner James University of Iowa
Trochim Bill Cornell
Waller Lance Emory
Welch Lisa Tufts
Wishon Angela UT Southwestern
Zand Martin University of Rochester

Meeting Schedule:

2nd Wednesday of the month, 2pm ET