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Report: How to Optimize the Canadian Academic System

Academic Recognition of Team Science: How to Optimize the Canadian Academic System

Research questions and methodologies have become more complex in recent decades. As a result, successful health science research relies more and more on collaboration among experts across disciplines, institutions, or countries, all working together in research teams. While team science yields many benefits for scientific discovery, it is not without risk for individual team members. Concerns about appropriate recognition for personal contributions and by extension career advancement can discourage strong researchers from collaborating in team science projects. The problem lies in how to fairly evaluate the research records of applicants (for advancement, promotion, tenure, or funding) who have devoted much of their activities to team science.

The report:

Executive summary