Galveston, Texas: Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center
May 21-24, 2018
Hosted by the University of Texas Medical Branch Institute for Translational Sciences


The SciTS Program Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Special Interest Workshops and Seminars. Workshops/Sessions will be 3.5 hours or 6.5 hours in length.  All topics relevant to the application of Science of Team Science approaches are welcomed, specifically with respect to training sessions that will equip SciTS investigators with tools and technical skills for data collection, analysis, or presentation in their research areas. Workshop/seminar proposals that incorporate a variety of instructional approaches (e.g. lecture, interactive discussion, hands-on exercises) and materials (e.g. slides, handouts, sample data) are strongly encouraged. We encourage workshops or seminars with a focus on methodologies including systems approaches to the field of SciTS as well as methodologies for conducting evaluation and understanding team dynamics. Furthermore, we welcome workshops and seminars that provide practical guidance for conducting and managing team science in a variety of contexts and settings, and workshops with a focus on developing team science educational and training resources.


Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format using the RedCap submission system. Proposals should be limited to two pages, single spaced (not including biographical sketches) and include the following information:

  • Proposed title and organizers (names, affiliations, email, identify one primary contact person)
  • Description of workshop: objectives (at least 3), goals, and expected outcomes
  • Statement regarding how the workshop can benefit SciTS attendees/community
  • Description of target audience and estimated number of participants (minimum and maximum)
  • Proposed workshop duration (3.5 hours or 6.5 hours), format, activities, and schedule
  • Any special A/V needs
  • Short biographical sketch for each presenter, describing relevant experience and qualifications (not included in page limit)


  • Proposal notifications: March 12, 2018
  • Workshop date: May 21, 2018


Proposals will be peer-reviewed and rated using the following criteria:
  • Relevance to conference vision/topics and attendees
  • Potential to bring in participants to the conference from different audiences
  • Overall quality of contribution
  • Provides a hands-on, collaborative, and/or active learning environment for attendees


Presentations may focus on any topic related to the Science of Team Science. These include, but are not limited to
  • Big Data
  • Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
  • Collaborative Readiness and Antecedents
  • Communication
  • Data Visualization
  • Distributed/Virtual Teams
  • Diversity on Teams (e.g., cultural, gender)
  • Disciplinary Diversity on Teams
  • Educational and Teaching Team Science Principles
  • Environmental Influences on Teams (e.g., organizational factors, physical environment)
  • Evaluation of Team Processes & Outcomes
  • Funding Strategies
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Institutional Policies
  • Leadership for Effective Team Science
  • Learning & Knowledge Networks
  • Inter/Transdisciplinary Approaches
  • Methods for Science of Team Science Research
  • Multi-level/Systems Approaches
  • Multi-team Systems
  • Networks
  • Open Science
  • Organization/Management Factors
  • Promoting Team Science Values and Awareness
  • Research Networking
  • Sociotechnical Systems
  • Team Assembly
  • Team Composition
  • Team Dynamics
  • Team Macro-cognition
  • Team Science in the Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions (CTSAs)
  • Team Types/Typology
  • Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Transdisciplinary Teams
  • Translational Science Teams


The workshop/seminar fees will be determined by the Program Committee. Workshop/seminar space is limited, and it is possible that not all proposals can be accommodated.

Download the Call for Workshops here!


Stephen Crowley, PhD, Boise State University, [email protected]
Deborah DiazGranados, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, [email protected]


Please reach out to our conference team at [email protected] with any questions.