Journal of Translational Medicine and Epidemiology
Article number 1001
Science-of-Team-Science; Team Science; Transdisciplinary; Translational Research; Professionals
The Science-of-Team-Science (SciTS) has become an important area of study as collaborative research becomes more normative throughout science inquiry and especially in medical and healthcare sectors. Team science aims for higher and collaborative levels of inquiry that operate within economies of knowledge similar to transdisciplinarity that strive to synthesize knowledge and innovate as a result of newly developed and hybridized methods of approach. This newly becoming and normalizing mode of science will require professionals to be aware of and embrace the shifting realities which have been the consequence of this new economy of knowledge. The next century of inquiry will require new generations of translational professionals that are keenly aware of their role as part of the translational process no matter what role they presently play in the continuum of bench to bedside to storefront healthcare. This paper reviews the SciTS landscape and theories of transdisciplinarity. It also provides insights about the shifting paradigms currently occurring in the discourse and identifies challenges for translational professionals.
Lotrecchiano, G. (2013). The Science-of-Team-Science, Transdisciplinary Capacity, and Shifting Paradigms for Translational Professionals. Journal of Translational Medicine and Epidemiology, 1: 1001.