Team Science

July 17th, 24th, and 31st 

Brainstorming Room in the Research Commons

3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library

As research becomes more interdisciplinary, it is crucial that researchers are able to work effectively with investigators, colleagues, and others. “Team Science” is the study and application of principles and strategies to develop, lead, and manage groups of people as part of a research project/team.

The workshops are designed to support researchers engaged in collaborative research as well as staff who work in teams to support research efforts.  The workshops are taken in order, build upon one another, and are founded upon principles laid out in the NIH’s “Collaboration and Team Science:  A Field Guide.”

  • Team Science 101 – July 17th, 9 AM – 11:30 AM. “Preparing Yourself for Collaboration”
    • Learn how your personal strengths impact approaches to problem-solving, communication, and personal interactions
    • Learn specific ways to increase your personal effectiveness and ability to collaborate on a team
  • Team Science 102 – July 24th, 9 AM – 11:30 AM. “Strengthening Team Dynamics”
    • Learn how to create stronger, more inclusive teams that flourish by seeking to understand the perspective of all team members
    • Learn the stages of team development in order to be more empathetic to the needs of the team
    • Learn characteristics of effective team members
  • Team Science 103 and 104 – July 31st,  8 AM – 2 PM. “Understanding Conflict in Teams and A Feedback Model for Teams” 
    • Explore and potentially move attitude from “conflict is bad” to “conflict is vital” for evolving, improving, and achieving as a team
    • Increase participant confidence in understanding conflict by exploring sources – needs/values, perception
    • Increase participant confidence in ability to manage/navigate conflict
    • Learn specific ways to give feedback to team members AND improve/preserve relationships

These workshops will be led by Katie Campbell, MS, Director of Research Facilities, Education, Development, and Safety (RFEDS) at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH).  Katie was a viral immunology researcher for 10 years before making the transition to research administration in 2012.  In addition to her role as the Institutional Biosafety Officer at NCH, Katie has been in charge of providing education and training on a wide variety of topics critical to the success of researchers, with special emphasis on team science training and building outstanding teams.  Katie recently completed a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Development and Leadership and her thesis work focused on the impact of team skills training on the expression of collaboration readiness factors in biomedical researchers.

Participants who have attended these workshops had the following reviews:

“These workshop were extremely helpful, thank-you!”

“Best training I’ve had– should be required for all researchers.”

“I think these concepts are applicable to your personal and professional life. My confidence has increased tremendously around responding to conflicts.”

“This training will help me be more thoughtful in interactions with the team I work with.”


These workshops are hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).

Attending this event will count towards a certificate program that will start this fall. More information will be released soon.