Team Science is a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise of professionals trained in different fields. Coordinated teams of investigators with diverse skills and knowledge will be especially helpful for studies of complex problems with multiple dimensions, like the Big Data problem.
The future of ABRF is inextricably linked to the future of team science. Recent meetings emphasized various aspects of team science including "Technologies to Enable Personalized Medicine" (2011), "Learning from Biomolecules: The Technology Behind the Story" (2012) and "Tools for the Advancement of Convergence Science" (2013). This year’s meeting continues this trend connecting us with the past while providing us with a vision of the future. That future involves the Big Data problem, and the ABRF has the teams trained and positioned to attack the problem.
In 2010, the NCI sponsored the first annual Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference, a forum for scientists and administrators to discuss how best to understand and enhance the processes and outcomes of collaborative, team-based research - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_of_team_science.
In 2012, the NCI created the Team Science Toolkit, an interactive website that provides resources to help users manage, support and conduct team-based research.
Please join us in Albuquerque for the latest insights, tools and programs for enhancing team science and learn how these will help address the challenges of Big Data!