Strengthening the ecosystem for effective team science: A case study from University of California, Irvine, USA

Community member post by Dan Stokols, Judith S. Olson, Maritza Salazar and Gary M. Olson How can an ecosystem approach help in understanding and improving team science? How can this work in practice? An Ecosystem Approach Collaborations among scholars from different fields and their community partners are embedded in a multi-layered ecosystem ranging from micro … Continue reading Strengthening the ecosystem for effective team science: A case study from University of California, Irvine, USA

Skilful conversations for integration

Community member post by Rebecca Freeth and Liz Clarke Interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle complex problems is challenging! In particular, interdisciplinary communication can be very difficult – how do we bridge the gulf of mutual incomprehension when we are working with people who think and talk so very differently from us? What skills are required when … Continue reading Skilful conversations for integration

Partners

The i2Insights blog currently has four productive long-term partnerships. They are with: Defence Science and Technology PopulationHealthXchange the journal Evidence and Policy the journal GAIA. The blog started as a partnership with the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) from 2015-2018. At various times short-term partnerships have been established with conferences, projects and books. We welcome … Continue reading Partners

Transkillery! What skills are needed to be a boundary crosser?

Community member post by Dena Fam, Tanzi Smith and Dana Cordell What skills and dispositions are required by researchers and practitioners in transdisciplinary research and practice in crossing boundaries, sectors and paradigms? The insights here come from interviews with 14 internationally recognized transdisciplinary researchers and practitioners, chosen from a diverse range of research and practice-based … Continue reading Transkillery! What skills are needed to be a boundary crosser?

Complexity, diversity, modelling, power, trust, unknowns… Who is this blog for?

Community member post by Gabriele Bammer This is the first annual “state of the blog” review. This is a blog for researchers who: want better concepts and methods for understanding and acting on complex real-world problems – problems like refugee crises, global climate change, and inequality. are intrigued by the messiness of how components of … Continue reading Complexity, diversity, modelling, power, trust, unknowns… Who is this blog for?

From integration to interaction: A knowledge ecology framework

Community member post by Zoë Sofoulis Would a focus on ‘knowledge ecology’ provide a useful alternative to ‘knowledge integration’ in inter- and trans-disciplinary research? My experience in bringing perspectives from the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) to projects led by researchers from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has led me to agree with … Continue reading From integration to interaction: A knowledge ecology framework