By Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano
What motivates scientists to work in teams? How can we measure motivation? Why should we be concerned about motivation in science teams?
Six domains of motivation for collaboration
Scientists and science stakeholders draw on different motivations to collaborate. The literature has discussed these motivations in different ways:
1. Advancing Science: Motivations to contribute to an agenda or the progression of research and science.
2. Building Relationships: Motivations to utilize resources and/or knowledge to establish or expand connections and one’s network of collaborators.