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I2INSIGHTS blog 27.05.2020

9 frameworks for transdisciplinary research

Are described in this blogpost. Choose what’s most suitable for your problem from 1) guiding principles, 2) distinguishing & integrating scientific & societal processes, 3) focus on research outcomes, 4) taking a systems approach, 5) knowledge co-production, 6) context influencing uptake of research into policy, 7) essential processes for transformational change 8) necessary expertise, 9) helping decision makers work with relevant experts & stakeholders.

LIRA2013 20.05.2020

Investment in transdisciplinary research and training for future generations of African scientists is crucial to advancing sustainable development in African cities

The report ‘Advancing the 2030 Agenda in African cities through knowledge co-production’, sheds light on what it takes to co-produce urban knowledge through transdisciplinary (TD) research across different scientific disciplines and with societal actors.
It has been drafted by a team of early-career African scientists funded through the Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa programme (LIRA2030), which is run by the ISC together with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and with the financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION 20.05.2020

Story Completion exercices: An idea worth borrowing?

Story Completion is a qualitative research method. First developed by psychologists, it was subsequently re-conceptualised as a valuable method of accessing and investigating social discourses. Story completion is a useful tool for accessing meaning-making around a particular topic of interest. It is particularly useful for exploring (dominant) assumptions about a topic. This type of research can be framed as exploring either perceptions and understandings or social/discursive constructions of a topic. Story Completion could be useful for monitoring and evaluation purposes. They are a good way of identifying different stakeholders views oft he possible consequences of an intervention.

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I2INSIGHTS BLOG 19.05.2020

How to find existing expertise in research integration & implementation for tackling complex problems

How to find existing expertise in research integration & implementation is discussed in this blog post. Build on what’s been learnt in #interdisciplinarity, #systemsthinking, #actionresearch, #SciTS and more. Combine fragments from case-based experience in multiple projects eg collaboration tools and policy influence tools.

Siedlungsnatur.ch 15.05.2020

Neue Internetseite

Die neue Webseite siedlungsnatur.ch ist dem gemeinsamen Projekt des Forums Biodiversität Schweiz, Natur Umwelt Wissen und scaling4good gewidmet. Mehr, naturnahe und vernetzte Grünräume im Siedlungsraum und gleichzeitig eine verbesserte Lebensqualität der Menschen – das sind die Ziele des Projekts «Siedlungsnatur gemeinsam gestalten». Zusammen mit unseren Projektpartnern fördern wir die Biodiversität in Wohn- und Arbeitsumgebungen sowie in öffentlichen Grünflächen. Dies nützt auch den Menschen, denn so entstehen mehr Begegnungs- und Bewegungsräume, ein angenehmes Stadtklima und mehr Natur vor der Haustüre, die zum Staunen, Beobachten und Erholen einlädt.

SHAPE-ID 06.05.2020

SHAPE-ID April Newsletter Available

The Horizon 2020 funded SHAPE-ID project has just entered its second year and another newsletter in April has been published, with updates from the past six months of the project. In the past six months the project group has been busy carrying out a literature review, conducting a survey and organising the first three of their six learning case workshops. This edition includes information and key insights from the workshops that took place in December, January and February, and highlights from the preliminary report on their literature review, as well as an update on events they have attended and links to some interesting resources and publications.

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I2INSIGHTS BLOG 05.05.2020

Co-designing context-specific interventions with local stakeholders

Co-designing context-specific interventions with local stakeholders is described by David Lam in his blog post. Three key principles are: 1) Explore existing and envisioned initiatives fostering change towards the desired, 2) Frame the intervention strategy to bridge the gap between the present state and desired future state(s), building on, strengthening and complementing existing initiatives, 3) Identify drivers, barriers and potential leverage points for how to accelerate progress towards the desired vision.

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EU-CITIZEN.SCIENCE 04.05.2020

New Platform for Citizen Science Launched

THE EU-Citizen.Science - an online platform for sharing knowledge, tools, training and resources for citizen science – aims to foster the mainstreaming of citizen science, and builds on the growing impact of citizens participating in research and innovation. Amongst others, it offers an overview of citizen science projects. Interested stakeholders may also add their own initiatives.

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SNF 04.05.2020

Nationale Strategie zu offenen Forschungsdaten

Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft brauchen den freien Zugriff auf Forschungsdaten. 2021 soll eine nationale Open-Research-Data-Strategie in Kraft treten. Dies haben das SBFI, swissuniversities, der SNF und die beiden ETH vereinbart.

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wemakeit 04.05.2020

Crowdfunding für die Wissenschaft

Die Crowdfunding-Plattform "wemakeit" bietet Forschenden seit 2017 die Möglichkeit, Projekte dank Spenden von Privaten zu verwirklichen. Im Januar 2017 startete die Crowdfunding-Plattform den Kanal Science Booster mit dem Ziel, herauszufinden, ob die Öffentlichkeit interessiert ist, Forscherinnen und Forscher aus der akademischen Welt finanziell zu unterstützen und als Gegenleistung mehr über deren Arbeit zu erfahren. Nach 3 Jahren zeigt sich ein deutlicher Erfolg.

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SciTS 2020 01.05.2020

Registration is now open for the International Team Science Institute 2020

You are invited to join the International Science of Team Science Virtual Conference 2020. The conference will focus on highlighting and pursuing excellence in studying, doing, and teaching team science.
Date: 1 - 4 June, 2020

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TransImpact 29.04.2020

Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research – Linking research processes and outputs to societal effects

Transdisciplinary research – for instance within sustainability research – can provide targeted support for the solution of complex societal problems. This is possible as transdisciplinary research includes knowledge gained from experience and from everyday life and thus expands the cognitive process incorporating this specific yet not scientific information.
Now the question arises which is the best way for transdisciplinary research to advance its societal effects? A newly published special issue of the journal ‘Environmental Science & Policy’ is dealing with the topic in general and particularly addresses this question.  

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Bundesamt für Energie 29.04.2020

Förderprogramm SWEET

«SWiss Energy research for the Energy Transition» - kurz SWEET - ist ein neues Förderprogramm des Bundesamts für Energie (BFE) für die Jahre 2021 bis 2032. Ziel von SWEET ist die Förderung von Innovationen, die zur erfolgreichen Umsetzung der Energiestrategie 2050 und der Erreichung der Schweizer Klimaziele nötig sind. Ergänzend zu bestehenden Förderprogrammen richtet sich SWEET gezielt an Konsortien, die über mehrere Jahre an trans- und interdisziplinären Projekten arbeiten. Erwünscht ist insbesondere die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Forschungseinrichtungen, Privatwirtschaft und öffentlicher Hand.

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Mountain Research and Development 29.04.2020

Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 3 available now

Papers explore ways of supporting girls’ education in rural Nepal; forest fires on the slopes of Mount Kenya; how commercial medicinal plant collection improves high-altitude livelihoods and how forest use practices impact landscape hydrology, both in Nepal; and how snow affects landslide vegetation patterns in Japan. Two more propose a multiscale transdisciplinary framework for advancing sustainability in mountain agriculture and a strategy for integrated biodiversity monitoring in high mountain ecosystems.

The issue is available online and open access here

I2INSIGHTS BLOG 28.04.2020

Lessons for improving interdisciplinary collaborations

What lessons for improving interdisciplinary collaborations emerged from the 2019 Science of Team Science conference are described by Julie Thompson Klein and Ben Miller in their blog post. They include: Partnering with communities from the beginning is crucial for creating agreement on goals, outcomes, & rewards, in the process building trust while identifying touch points tailoring messages sensitive to cultural differences, and Structured decision-making encourages value-focused thinking for finding solutions and maximizing objectives, while decomposing a problem into manageable chunks and fostering transparency in decision-making.

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I2INSIGHTS BLOG 21.04.2020

New resources for effective collaboration

New resources for effective collaboration are presented by Gary Olson, Judy Olson, Dan Stokols and Maritza Salazar Campo in their blog post. They help capitalise on the benefits of team work (access to broader expertise, access to more resources, creation of synergies, ability to build on past success, expanded funding opportunities) and overcome the challenges (1) conflicting goals, 2) different work styles, 3) ambiguous criteria for assigning credit for work, 4) contested control of resources, 5) lack of common ground, 6) lack of effective leadership, 7) hidden distribution of funds, 8) miscommunication, 9) loss of trust, 10) lack of tools to support the collaboration, 11) daunting size or scale of the team, 12) geographic distribution, 13) difficulties in decision making 14) unclear process for updating goals 15) institutional barriers, e.g., promotion & tenure policies, credit issues.

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NORQUATRANS 17.04.2020

Project on formative evaluation, roles and science-society-interaction finally implemented

The project “Normativity, Objectivity and Quality Assurance of Transdisciplinary Processes” (NorQuATrans) in Hamburg, Germany has now completed its team. Hermann Held (University of Hamburg) and Susanne Schuck-Zöller (GERICS) are the PIs of the project, the staff consists of Markus Dressel (philosopher) and Mirko Suhari (sociologist). Over the next two and a half years, they will study both theoretical and applied aspects of transdisciplinarity. On the applied side, it is planned to develop concepts for a formative evaluation of transdisciplinary processes. The aim is to assess the quality of these processes while they are still carried out. On the theoretical side, the entanglement of the roles that different stakeholders may play in transdisciplinary research will be analyzed with normative background assumptions about science and society. The approach includes empirical case studies, mostly in the relatively new area of climate service science, and a more general theoretical analysis. Both perspectives, the theoretical and the empirical one, will be closely linked. The project is part of the Helmholtz Institute for Climate Service Science (HICSS), in which scientists from the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) and the University of Hamburg cooperate. GERICS is a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG). HICSS promotes scientific exchange between both partners and pools common competencies in natural, social and economic sciences in the field of Climate Service Science.

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I2S NEWS 17.04.2020

March/April News

The March/April i2S News is out, featuring two stakeholder engagement tools, a tool for assessing values, two videos on systems thinking, the Journal of Science Communication, the Network of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research Organisations (NITRO) – Oceania, plus date changes for some key conferences.

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IN2INSIGHTS BLOG 17.04.2020

Latest contributions

Interested in developing a richer assessment of research influence and impact? Or strategies to deal with forced hostile collaborations? How about eight grand challenges in socio-environmental systems modelling? Or how to effectively including online participants in onsite meetings?

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I2INSIGHTS BLOG 14.04.2020

Providing a richer assessment of research influence and impact

How capturing diversity in researcher influence & impact is essential for effective interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research is explored in this blog post. Reflective narratives on Julie Thompson Klein's work highlight the richness and range of individual contributions and the need to reward individual strenghts. Using reflective narrative requires attention to 1) contributor selection and 2) synthesis methods.

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BRISTOL UNIVERSITY PRESS 09.04.2020

Challenge-Led Research Practices

Bristol University Press is announcing their new subject collection on Challenge-Led Research Practices, led by Philippa Grand, Publisher for Research Methods and Practices.
Research practices are fast evolving. The rise of interdisciplinarity, the popularity of co-produced research, the ever-increasing importance of impact and the decolonial turn present challenges to traditional approaches to research and provide innovative and pioneering new methods and theories with which to address the challenges of the 21st century.
The Bristol University Press aims to become a home for work that explores these new research practices, their value to society and how they are evolving.

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SDSN SWITZERLAND 08.04.2020

News from the Assembly 2020

The Sustainable Develoment Solutions Network (SDSN) Switzerland mobilizes universities, research centres, civil society organizations, business and other knowledge centers to create and implement transformative solutions to achieve the Agenda 2030 and Paris Agreement in Switzerland and beyond. Congratulations to Janet Hering to her election as co-Chair of SDSN Switzerland at the General Assemly in February.

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I2INSIGHTS BLOG 07.04.2020

Forced hostile collaborations

And how to avoid them by identifying an acceptable alternative is described by Kristine Lund in this blogpost. Key points are 1) figure out the motivations and constraints of those forcing the collaboration, 2) play to your strengths and find an alternative research niche where the hostile partner is not a major player, 3) find an equally good or better partner in the alternative research niche, 4) keep lines of communication open with those forcing the collaboration, 5) use the new partner to attract new powerful supporters.

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YouTube Channel on Transdisciplinary Research 03.04.2020

Transdisciplinarity Research Partnerships

The channel shows a series of short video's on promoting ecological transition through transdisciplinary research. Researchers, citizens and stakeholders discuss key methods and design principles of inspiring transition research.The channel will show a series of short video's on promoting ecological transition through transdisciplinary research. Researchers, citizens and stakeholders discuss key methods and design principles of inspiring transition research.

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i2Insights blog 24.03.2020

How to include online participants in onsite meetings

See the new blog post to find out how to include onlie participants in onsite meetings.

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24.03.2020

SNF ermöglicht flexible Lösungen für Forschende

Die Covid-19-Pandemie beeinträchtigt die Forschung. Der SNF unterstützt die Forschenden wo immer möglich. In der Projektförderung verschiebt er den Termin für die Eingabe von Gesuchen auf den 8. April 2020.

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Nachhaltigkeit 17.03.2020

Nachhaltiger Konsum zum Zweiten

Konsum ist ein wesentlicher Teil unseres Lebens. Das Spektrum reicht von Lebensmitteln bis hin zu Luxusartikeln. Auch Wohnen und mobil sein bedeutet konsumieren. Dabei strapazieren wir die ökologische Tragfähigkeit unseres Planeten. Den meisten ist die Notwendigkeit, Konsum künftig nachhaltiger zu gestalten, bewusst. Doch wie geht das konkret? Hier sind nicht nur Verbraucherinnen und Verbraucher – hier ist die ganze Gesellschaft, also auch die Unternehmen und die Politik gefragt. An innovativen Lösungen forscht das deutsche Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung.

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Nachhaltigkeit 17.03.2020

Nachhaltiger Konsum zum Ersten

Seit November 2019 läuft das transdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekt, das das Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL gemeinsam mit dem Ernährungsforum Zürich und der Stadt Zürich entwickelt hat. Die Stadt Zürich setzt sich im Rahmen ihrer Zuständigkeiten für die Förderung der umweltschonenden Ernährung und die Information über den Einfluss der Ernährung auf das globale Klima ein. Das Ernährungsforum Zürich will erreichen, dass der Handlungsspielraum auf lokaler Ebene zur Förderung des Konsums von nachhaltigen Lebensmitteln besser genutzt wird. Vor diesem Hintergrund wird eine Übersicht über die aktuelle Lebensmittelversorgung in Zürich erstellt. Darauf basierend werden die Potenziale zur Verbesserung der Nachhaltigkeit des städtischen Ernährungssystems in Bezug auf den Konsum regionaler Produkte analysiert und aufgezeigt. Einbezogen in die Datenerhebung und –auswertung sind auch Studierende der Umweltnaturwissenschaften der ETH.

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Decade of Healthy Ageing 16.03.2020

Altersfreundliche Umgebungen schaffen

Mit dem Jahr 2020 begann die «Decade of Healthy Ageing». So lautet der Name einer Kampagne der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO), die das Ziel verfolgt, Akteure aus Politik, Wissenschaft, Zivilgesellschaft und Medien zusammenzubringen, um während zehn Jahren an der Verbesserung der Lebensqualität von älteren Menschen zu arbeiten.
Die Studie «Altersfreundliche Umgebungen in der Schweiz», erschienen Ende Januar im Auftrag der «a+ Swiss Platform Ageing Society», liefert erstmals eine gesamtschweizerische Bestandsaufnahme zur strategischen Altersarbeit in den Schweizer Gemeinden.

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i2Insights blog 10.02.2020

New contributions to the blog

Are you interested in how to make power relations more equal in transdisciplinary research by decentering academia through critical unlearning? Or a guiding framework for transdisciplinary action research? How about facilitating serendipity? You can also find out more about how resilience can benefit from planning, how unknown unknowns aid creativity, and how theory U can help embrace unknown unknowns.

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28.01.2020

New guidelines to conflict sensitive research

Doing research in conflict contexts is crucial. But how do you best conduct research in conflict-affected contexts? These guidelines are designed for all levels of researchers – from research student to professor – who conduct research in settings that are conflict-affected.
Adopting a conflict sensitive approach to research helps to understand the interaction of research with multiple layers of overt or latent conflicts. The interaction of research and conflict context effects what is being researched, how research is carried out, and the knowledge that is thus produced.

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Intereach Webinar series 24.01.2020

Understanding and Managing Different Intellectual Personalities on Scientific Teams

The webinar by Kevin Weinfurt is on the Integration and Implementation Sciences Youtube channel.

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I2Insights blog 20.01.2020

Key requirements for interdisciplinary research

Key requirements for interdisciplinary research are described by Catherine Lyall in her new blog post. They include: 1) informal interactions, especially time & space for frequent sustained discussions with colleagues to see what shared interests might arise, 2) communal spaces & informal meeting points where accidental relationships can form & be nurtured, 3) enduring personal networks across a breadth of groups to spawn new ideas and 4) extra time to build & sustain relationships, learn new concepts, access new literature, fail, think.

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SHAPE-ID 15.01.2020

SHAPE-ID Preliminary Results of Literature Review Now Available

SHAPE-ID is an EU-funded project addressing the challenge of improving inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation between the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) and other Sciences, particularly Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
One of SHAPE-ID’s first objectives is to identify, through an evidence-scanning exercise drawing on existing work, the different understandings and factors that help or hinder interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research (IDR and TDR) within and between AHSS and STEMM. To do this, our team is currently undertaking an extensive systematic literature review. This work is currently in progress and will conclude in March 2020.
The preliminary findings of the literature review to date are discussed in our latest blog post and the report can be here.

Intereach Community 06.01.2020

Who is part of the interreach community?

The Co-Chairs of Intereach, Kristine Glauber and Christine Hendren, are hoping to collect some basic information about the members of their Community of Practice to better understand who you are and what you are looking for from the group. To this end, they are askig you to take a few minutes to answer a few questions by following this link to a short survey. They think this is a great opportunity to gain some valuable insight into the group, which has seen tremendous growth in the past year.

13.12.2019

Foundation of Wyss Academy for Nature at University of Bern

The Wyss Academy for Nature is a transformation-focussed centre that aims to improve nature conservation in line with needs for economic and social development. Emphasizing innovation, it will engage directly with civil society, policymakers, and the private sector in four regions around the world. The Wyss Academy for Nature will be supported by the Wyss Foundation, the University of Bern, the Canton of Bern, and further funding partners over a period of ten years.
Through our collaboration with the Wyss Academy for Nature, CDE believes to strengthen its existing activities in research, teaching, and policy dialogue. They are convinced that this initiative will create new opportunities to further deepen our existing cooperation with you in the years to come.

Intereach Webinar Series 18.11.2019

Video of webinar on "Careers in team science facilitation" online

If you have missed the webinar by Carrie Kappel on "Careers in team science facilitation", you can find it on the Integration and Implementation Sciences Youtube channel in the playlist called "Team Science.

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i2Insights blog 14.11.2019

7 motivations for becoming transdisciplinary

They are a desire to 1) improve society, 2) act on real-world problems, 3) make a difference, 4) bring together theory & practice, 5) move beyond disciplines, 6) be transgressive & take risks, 7) connect across many research interests & fields. Transdisciplinary career paths are affected by: 1) need for disciplinary excellence, 2) lack of effective supervision & mentorship, 3) lack of recognition 4) lack of opportunities to progress. Does transdisciplinarity need a new discipline or other formalisation? Or would this threaten the inherent openness of transdisciplinarity to other disciplines?

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Schweizerischer Nationalfonds 14.11.2019

Neues Karriereförderungsinstrument

Im Rahmen eines einjährigen Pilotprojekts will der SNF mit Practice–to–Science-Beiträgen die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der anwendungsorientierten Forschung fördern. Die Beiträge richten sich an Expertinnen und Experten mit ausgewiesener Praxiserfahrung, die als Assistenzprofessorin/-professor an eine Fachhochschule oder Pädagogische Hochschule zurückkehren möchten. Es handelt sich um befristete Anstellungen mit Qualifikations- bzw. Entfristungsmöglichkeit. Die erste Ausschreibung von Practice-to-Science erfolgt Mitte Januar 2020.

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i2Insights blog 28.10.2019

5 questions to assess power relations in participatory research

These five questions are: 1) Are there differences in compensation for being involved in the research? : 2) Is full participation of all community members possible? 3) Are there systemic injustices? 4) Do participants perceive power relations as equal? 5) Is there potential conflict between reciprocity and not contaminating the research?

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Initiative für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung 10.10.2019

Die Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Schweiz stärken

Geht es so weiter, werden die Ziele für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Uno verfehlt. In der Kritik steht auch die Wissenschaft. Es brauche mehr lösungsorientierte Forschung, fordert der erste Weltnachhaltigkeitsbericht. Eine Initiative der SCNAT will deshalb die Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Schweiz stärken.

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i2Insights blog 10.10.2019

10 tips for effective interdisciplinarity

10 tips for effective interdisciplinarity are described by Rachel Kelly in her blog post: 1) develop an area of expertise to shape your identity, 2) learn new languages outside your discipline, 3) be open-minded about collaborations & ways of doing things, 4) be patient & allocate time for learning & reflection, 5) embrace complexity & contributions of others, 6) collaborate widely (& ditch your ego), 7) push your boundaries beyond your comfort zone 8) decide if interdisciplinarity is really for you, - and for leaders 9) foster interdisciplinary culture, 10) champion interdisciplinary researchers.

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Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership 07.10.2019

Training in sustainability and transformation research

The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is designed to train the next generation of leaders in sustainability and transformation research. It provides an intensive high-end training with four seminars in two years that broaden the research competencies of postdocs and promote their qualifications towards transdisciplinary leadership. The program also offers seed funding (e.g. for stakeholder meetings or proposal writing activities) to small groups of participants, who plan to initiate research collaborations. Furthermore, an active network of current and former participants of the program will be established.

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Technological readiness tool chooser 07.10.2019

Choose smarter, not harder

Technological readiness is key to team science success, but as available technologies evolve rapidly, it is difficult to identify and choose among the alternatives that would fit a team’s needs. A tool choosing website named Capterra can help. Their extensive inventory of software is well documented along many dimensions such as price, industry, number of users, and integrated functions.

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I2S channel 07.10.2019

New contribution

The video of the webinar by Victoria Lowerson Bredow and Constance McGuire on Community-based Research in Team Science is now on the Integration and Implementation Sciences Youtube channel.

International 24.09.2019

Global Network founded: ITD-Alliance

International networking in inter- and transdisciplinarity takes a new dimension since the ITD conference 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden: the international ITD-Alliance is officially founded!

Endorsed by ISC | Find out more and become a member

Neuer Blog 26.08.2019

Neuer Blog zu "Ageing Society"

Mehr als 60 Partnerorganisationen gehören bereits zum Netzwerk. Die Plattform «Ageing Society» verfolgt das Ziel mit allen betroffenen Akteuren zur praktischen Umsetzung der von der WHO geförderten Anliegen von Gesundheit und Alter in der Schweiz beizutragen.
Seit Juni 2019 betreibt die Plattform einen eigenen Blog, der sich mit Initiativen in Bereichen wie der Heterogenität des Alters oder den Beziehungen zwischen den Generationen befasst.

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Intereach Webinar Series 26.08.2019

New Interreach Webinars online

The video of the webinar by the myRESEARCHnavigators team at Duke University Office of Research Initiatives is now on the Integration and Implementation Sciences Youtube channel. It is in a playlist called "Team Science".

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Neues Factsheet 23.08.2019

"Open Science" - Chance für die Wissenschaft

Alle Forschungsresultate, die mit öffentlichen Geldern finanziert werden, sollen digital und kostenlos zugänglich sein. Dazu veröffentlichen Forschende ihre Resultate in frei zugänglichen Publikationen oder Datenbanken, d.h. per «Open Access» und «Open Data». Damit stehen Erkenntnisse aus der Forschung einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zur Verfügung und fördert den wissenschaftlichen Fortschritt.
In ihrem neuen Factsheet diskutieren die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz die Chancen und Herausforderungen von «Open Access» und «Open Data». Das Video beleuchtet verschiedene Perspektiven zum Thema «Open Science».

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I2S channel 19.08.2019

New playlists available

New Intereach webinars are online. You can find the video of the webinar by the myRESEARCHnavigators team at Duke University Office of Research Initiatives here. If you would like to find out more about "What can team science in research learn from the tech sector", please follow this link. And if you are interested in "Lessons for interdisciplinarity from natural history", this webinar might be for you. Or maybe you would like to learn more about "Intrapreneurship for academic researchers", then follow this link.

Survey 19.07.2019

Learn from past project failures - and do better!

Dena Fam and Michael O'Rourke from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are editing a book on failure in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects. They have created a survey that is designed to gain insight into experiences of failure in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects and how reasons for failure in these projects may differ from collaborative projects that do not cross disciplinary boundaries. A link to the short survey, "Learning through failure in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects" is available here. Survey

i2I News 17.07.2019

How to get started on research-policy engagement

Aparna Lal highlights how to learn to speak the policymakers' language, how to highlight resources policymakers may not be aware of and how to use the interaction to identify useful research questions. Furthermore, she hightlights how to be alert to ways of growing impact and how to embrace opportunities to expand partnerships.

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i2I News 15.07.2019

Five principles of co-innovation

Successful co-innovation in research is described using 5 principles by Helen Percy, James Taylor and Wendy Boyce. This requires: 1) involving partners & stakeholders to understand the problem & develop solutions together, 2) taking a problem focus rather than one research or stakeholder perspective & revisiting this throughout, 3) assembling & nurturing the right team, including system thinkers, facilitators, translators & brokers, 4) sharing results as they emerge to ensure they are meaningful to partners & stakeholders and 5) using the plan- do- observe- reflect- action learning cycle to maintain focus & adapt to changing circumstances & new opportunities. What has your experience been?

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