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ISSTI Interdisciplinary Research: Short Guides

Lyall, C

January 2011

The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI)   www.issti.ed.ac.uk

The complexity of the biomedical sciences, and the diverse range of people, skills, technology and knowledge domains now required for success, necessitate the cultivation of interdisciplinary research teams.

A number of Innogen projects reflect on these issues including work which seeks to explore, through a series of interdisciplinary masterclasses, how we might formalise and codify our approach to interdisciplinarity and to share this knowledge with the wider research community.

A series of ‘how to‘ guides has been produced.

Short Guide to Developing Interdisciplinary Research Proposals
Joyce Tait and Catherine Lyall

Short Guide to Reviewing Interdisciplinary Research Proposals
Catherine Lyall, Ann Bruce, Joyce Tait and Laura Meagher

Short Guide to Building and Managing Interdisciplinary Research Teams
Catherine Lyall and Laura Meagher

Short Guide to Supervising Interdisciplinary PhDs
Catherine Lyall, Laura Meagher and Joyce Tait

Short Guide to Troubleshooting Interdisciplinary Research Management Challenges
Catherine Lyall and Laura Meagher

Short Guide to Designing Interdisciplinary Research for Policy and Practice
Catherine Lyall

Short Guide to Developing Interdisciplinary Strategies for Research Groups
Catherine Lyall, Robin Williams and Laura Meagher

A Short Guide for Funders of Interdisciplinary Research
Wendy Marsden, Catherine Lyall, Ann Bruce and Laura Meagher

Short Guide to Evaluating Interdisciplinary Research
Catherine Lyall, Joyce Tait, Laura Meagher, Ann Bruce and Wendy Marsden

Short Guide to Leading Interdisciplinary Initiatives
Laura Meagher, Catherine Lyall, Ann Bruce and Wendy Marsden