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Project Title: The Science of Team Science

PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-12-05         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Wanchisen, Barbara

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Policy for Science and Technology

The Science of Team Science - Committee Meeting # 1
April 15, 2013 - April 16, 2013
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Manu Sharma
Phone: 202-334-1747


Monday, April 15, 2013

8:00 a.m - 11:45 am


12:00 Informal Discussion of Study Charge (lunch available in the cafeteria)

1:00 Discussion of the Study Charge
• Jacqueline Meszaros, National Science Foundation (by WebEx): Sponsor Perspective on the Charge and Need for the Study
• Susan Winter, University of Maryland (by WebEx): The Scientific Community’s Perspective on the Charge and Need for the Study
• M. Mimi McClure, Program Manager for the Study, National Science Foundation (by WebEx)

Questions and discussion

2:15 When does Team Science Add Value?
• Gregory Feist, San Jose State University--The nature and nurture of creativity in science

Discussion Questions
• How does solitude foster scientific discovery?
• Under what conditions does teamwork support scientific discovery?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of individual vs. team approaches?

3:00 Adjourn Open Session

NOTE FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time; no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy's Report Review Committee and the chair of the National Research Council before it is considered a National Research Council report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee's work based on today's discussions will be doing so prematurely.
Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person's future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inferences about an individual's position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

Tuesday, April 16

8:00 am- 2:00 pm

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Nancy Cooke
Roger Blandford
Jonathon Cummings
Stephen Fiore
Kara Hall
James Jackson
John L. King
Steve W. J. Kozlowksi
Judith S. Olson
Jeremy Sabloff
Daniel Stokols
Brian Uzzi
Hannah Valantine

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Introduction to the NRC, the consensus study process, and the committee charge. Defining key terms.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No written documents were made available to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: January 27, 2014