Thriving in an Era of Team Science

The fourth installment of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Guide series has been released. Thriving in an Era of Team Science.  It, like the others in the series, offers tips and advice from established investigators on how to survive and thrive in collaborative science.

Chapters include how to build a career in teams, how to prepare to work as part of a team, and what the future outlook holds for team science initiatives. Written by former BWF communications officer Karyn Hede, this installment offers four case studies from scientists who have successfully navigated collaborative science.

As the introduction explains, “…most academic scientists work in a system that has not yet defined how its historical and traditional methods for evaluation and rewarding scholars will adapt to a world in which important contributions are made not only by a principal investigator driving projects, but also by investigators whose most critical and valuable work occurs in the context of team efforts.”

For a free copy of Thriving in an Era of Team Science, please email Russ Campbell at and provide a mailing address. The booklet is also available at scribd, issuu, and as a PDF.