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TDI is international hub for scholarship on research integration

TDI is internationally known for its cutting-edge scholarship on the nature and practice of research integration. To consolidate and share our this scholarship, we have created a new page dedicated to our Integration Research Working Group. Ongoing projects include: The IPO Model of Integration Integration

New article shows how Toolbox instruments prompt focus group discussions

The article, “Using a survey to initiate and sustain productive dialogue in focus groups," was recently published in the International Journal of Social Research Methodology. The authors describe the use of the Toolbox instrument as a survey to stimulate dialogue and how this approach might

Toolbox is part of Team Science Training

Dr. Marisa Rinkus (C4I Postdoc) led a Toolbox Dialogue Initiative-based Team Science workshop, with Dr. Michael O’Rourke (C4I Director), Dr. Edgar Cardenas (C4I Postdoc), and Dr. Stephen Crowley (Boise State University), on August 11th from 12pm-2pm (eastern) as part of the Team Science Institute hosted by

New Member Monday: Dr. Marisa Rinkus

Dr. Marisa Rinkus joined the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative in January 2017 as a postdoctoral research assistant. She holds a PhD and an MS in Fisheries and Wildlife, Human Dimensions focus, with specializations in International Development and Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change from Michigan State University, and

New Member Monday: Dr. Anna Malavisi

Dr. Anna Malavisi joined the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative in January 2017 as a postdoctoral research assistant. Dr. Malavisi holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a Masters in Health and International Development. She joined TDI because of the potential impact TDI can have within the area

The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative featured on Daily Nous

TDI members Brian Robinson and Michael O'Rourke were invited to describe the TDI approach on the popular philosophy blog Daily Nous. The post begins with a joke: "A team of interdisciplinary researchers walk into a bar

The Toolbox Project “in” Amani, Tanzania

Michael O’Rourke and Sanford Eigenbrode conducted a Toolbox workshop with the Woody Weeds Project on 29 November 2015, checking in virtually with the group during their project meeting in Amani, Tanzania. This marked the second dialogue-based workshop that the Toolbox Project has conducted with Woody

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

Toolbox @ The West Michigan Climate Resiliency Conference

Next week in Grand Rapids, the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is hosting The West Michigan Climate Resiliency Conference. We at the Toolbox Project are excited about this conference since they have invited us to be a significant part of the event. We will conduct a large-scale deployment of

Departing Post-Doc: Chad Gonnerman

We are happy to announce that our Chad Gonnerman (who has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Michigan State working on the Toolbox) will be moving on to greener pastures. He has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of