Sustaining Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives: "So, we started this thing. How do we keep it going?"
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Office of Research
Series/Report no.:National Organization of Research Development Professionals. Great Lakes Regional Meeting. 2019. University of Michigan. Session 1B.
This session will address what's involved in successfully sustaining an interdisciplinary institutional initiative once it has been launched. We will address considerations such as integrating an initiative into established institutional structures, transitioning from the founding funding source, expanding the research community, balancing scope creep and opportunity costs, and escaping burnout and roadblocks. The session will comprise three parts: 1) setting the stage with case studies drawn from the presenters' experiences, 2) participant brainstorming on "pits" and "peaks" they've experienced in sustaining interdisciplinary initiatives, and 3) Q&A and group discussion.