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Team Science

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Glossary Definition: 

The collaboration of multiple scientists to address critical problems that cannot be addressed by an individual working alone. Team science differs from team “work” as the way in which scientists interact in this discovery process is quite unique; the research findings from team work in fields like organizational theory applied in the business sector or theories of group cognition applied to the medical field are not fully relevant with regard to understanding how teams of scientists progress. Thus, a new field called the “science of team science” is now emerging. This burgeoning field has and will continue to inform the programs and processes at SESYNC.