Interdisciplinary research: facilitating and constraining factors

Reflections by 14 teams linking health and social scientists identified key attributes which help or hinder success relating to:

  1. principal investigators,
  2. shared starting point,
  3. role of language, and
  4. role of the institution.

These include factors internal to the team such as personal characteristics, serendipitous encounters, status and language differences, as well as factors external to the team such as funding, training programs, academic environment including promotion, priorities, relevant journals, and peer-review.

Digital poster: Kessel, F. and Rosenfield, P. (2013). Fostering Interdisciplinary Research: Facilitating and Constraining Factors, digital poster #708, from the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation in Canberra in Australia, online and at co-conferences in Germany, the Netherlands and Uruguay, 8-11 September, 2013. You can access this digital poster as a PowerPoint presentation or PDF:

Posted: May 2015
Last modified: June 2015