Effectively preparing for interdisciplinary collaboration: Opinion

July 21, 2021
Academic researchers who are interested in engaging in interdisciplinary projects must take steps to ensure that they are on the same page as their collaborators, write Margaret Schedel and Heather Lynch. The authors suggest that collaborators take the time to establish their goals and expectations. Different disciplines value different ways of communicating research, so Schedel and Lynch encourage researchers to establish what success looks like in their field, as well as clearly establishing the vocabulary, tools, discipline standards, plans for data dissemination, and role expectations. The authors also note that researchers should discuss who could take over the research if one researcher cannot complete the project. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)