Tools and resources to spark up interdisciplinary work

There are a range of frameworks, toolkits and associations addressing interdisciplinary practice from which we will draw over the course of our study. Below are some which you might find useful in your own work in interdisciplinary projects. This list is of course not exhaustive: please suggest further good resources in the comments or directly to us.

Shape-ID Toolkit
The toolkit was launched 10 June 2021 as an output of the Horizon 2020 project SHAPE-ID: Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe. It is aimed at supporting better cooperation between Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and STEM and other disciplines in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. It is a large collection of resources, case studies, tips and guides.

Science of Team Science 
An interdiscipline in itself, the science of team science aims to understand and improve how collaborative science is done. Its researchers are interested in the conditions for and processes of team science. With an annual conference, the site includes links to resources including places to publish.

TD-Net Toolbox 
From the Swiss Academy of Sciences, this toolbox includes practical activities to help heterogeneous groups, including experts and stakeholders, share and build knowledge together.

i2S – Integration and Implementation Sciences 
From the Australian National University, the Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S) aim to improve the impact that research has on complex, real-world problems. This includes the three domains of ‘integrating disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge,’ ‘Understanding and managing diverse unknowns,’ and ‘Providing integrated research support for policy and practice change.’ Resources on the site include tools, approaches, cases, journals, associations and conferences.

Sesync – National socio-environmental synthesis centre (US)
This centre brings together natural and social sciences on nationally and internationally important socio-environmental issues. Resources include videos, articles and guides.

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