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Team Science Resources

Browse the links below for an array of Team Science–related resources.

 Find Collaborators

Use these tools to find collaborators:

  • Northwestern Scholars
    A searchable database of expertise across all disciplines at Northwestern University.
  • Feinberg School of Medicine Faculty Profiles 
    Search for an expert, locate scientific collaborators or identify a mentor for your training experience.
  • OpenVIVO
    An ontology-driven application for representing scholarship. 
  • Direct2Experts
    Search across more than 70 institutions to find a research collaborator outside of the University.
  • CTSAsearch
    A federated search engine using Linked Open Data published by members of the CTSA Consortium and other interested parties.
  • Center for Community Health
    Supports collaborations between Northwestern research teams and community-based stakeholders (including health care providers, patients, community-based organizations, etc.).

 Get Training

Learning Modules is an interactive, open suite of e-learning resources designed to foster learning and skill development in Team Science.  

Training Workshops

TS Program provides customizable, hands-on training on strategic team mapping, role responsibilities and accountability, meeting management, team dynamics and conflict resolution, and collaboration tools. The goal of these interactive and experiential workshops is to teach participants competencies necessary for effective performance as a team. If your team is interested in participating in a workshop, please fill out the Service Request Form. Workshop topics include Why do Team Science?, Who does what on the team?, How do we do our work together?, and Can we work together even better?.

Graduate Course

The 0.5-credit Team Science Graduate Course will be offered in spring 2019 via the MPH program and is open for anyone interested in Team Science. It’s designed to expose students to the principles of team dynamics, organization and leadership. Check back for more details.

 Collaboration Tools


  • Blue Jeans
    An audio/video/sharing conferencing service.
  • WebEx
    A meeting tool for hosting and attending online meetings.
  • Skype for Business/Lync
    Makes it easy to communicate and collaborate from anywhere across the University. 
  • Slack
    A messaging app for teams to improve communications.
  • Spark
    A team meeting, messaging and videoconferencing platform.
  • Yammer
    An internal social networking tool to make it easy to communicate and collaborate within the University. 



  • The Open Science Framework
    A free collaboration tool for scientists across the entire research lifecycle.
  • Teamworks
    A task management and team collaboration software to support high-performance teams.
  • Trellis
    An online communication and collaboration platform open to anyone involved in science.
  • Trello
    A web-based project management tool that makes it easy for teams to work together.

Information Repositories

  • DigitalHub
    A place for the University to deposit, preserve and disseminate a wide range of scholarly outputs.
  • Northwestern Box
    Provides unlimited file storing or sharing.
  • REDCap
    A web-based application for building and managing online data capture for studies. 
  • SharePoint
    Create sites where faculty, staff and students may collaborate online. 
  • Surveier
    A secure online data collection system with tools to design measures, collect and manage data and print custom reports.

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