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Toolbox at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Drs. Michael O'Rourke and Brian  recently spoke and conducted Toolbox workshops with the environmental researchers at the national Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in Kyoto, Japan On the first day, they spoke on problems of communication and collaboration in cross-disciplinary research. As a way of introducing...

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Toolbox Response to the Nature Interdisciplinarity Issue (Volume 525, Number 7569, pp289-418)

Communication, you maintain, is crucial to successful interdisciplinary research, and we couldn’t agree more. We believe that interdisciplinary collaborators should develop “constructive dialogue skills” that support trust, mutual learning, respectful deliberation, equality, and efficient knowledge transfer. Without these, collaborators will be hard pressed to achieve...

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Toolbox Presentations at SciTS 2015 at NIH

The Toolbox Project was well represented by Stephen Crowley (Boise State) and Brian Robinson (Michigan State) at the recent Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2015 conference at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Crowley's presentation ("Let's Talk about It - How Dialogue Supports Integration")...

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Toolbox Workshops in Kenya

The Toolbox Project has just completed two workshops in Kenya, making Africa our fourth continent on which we've lead Toolbox workshops and conducted research. Sanford Eigenbrode (Idaho) and Michael O’Rourke (Michigan State) traveled to Nairobi to work with the Swiss NSF-funded “Woody Weeds” project at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute...

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Toolbox at NORDP

On April 29, 2015, the Toolbox Project joined forces with Holly Falk-Krzesinski (Elsevier, Northwestern University) to deliver a workshop, “Collaborative Communication for Team Science”, at the 2015 National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) Annual Research Development Conference in Bethesda, MD (). The 4-hour workshop...

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