The mission of Cyber-ShARE's Science of Team Science initiative is to understand the process of interdisciplinary collaboration so that interdisciplinary teams can be enabled through 1) appropriate institutional policies and procedures; 2) effective team leadership; 3) proactive community building; and 4) supporting technical solutions.

Cyber-ShARE Team Science

Like many other large, complex research efforts, Cyber-ShARE depends on the effective combination of expertise from many different disciplines -- especially computer science, geoscience, and environmental science. Little is known about how to manage interdisciplinary research teams such that synergistic outcomes emerge. At Cyber-ShARE, we are creating a technical infrastructure to support science, but we are also interested in institutional policies and procedures; social networking; cooperative learning; boundary crossing; and entrepreneurship.