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Developing Team Management Plans for Grants

Developing Team Management Plans for Grants

May 2, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
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Laurel Barchet

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In this eighth session of the Team Science Seminar Series 2023–2024, we will describe the growing trend towards multi-PI research and share resources and examples of best practices in the development of team management plans. Team management plans are increasingly required for these types of proposals and include sections such as: organizational structure and team composition; shared leadership, contributions, and distributed responsibility for decision making; resource sharing and allocation, credit assignment; coordination and communication plans; intra-team data sharing and archiving for preservation.

Event Materials

2 MBSLIDE PRESENTATION: Writing Team Management Plans for Grants

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, the participant will:

  1. Understand growth trends in multi-PI grants locally and nationally.
  2. Increase awareness of effective team management structures to achieve program goals in multi-PI grants.
  3. Describe resources to support writing of team management plans as part of a grant proposal.
  4. Discuss challenges associated with team-based research.


About the Speakers

Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN is in nursing with a clinical focus on cardiovascular disease, innovative technologies, and a research focus on health systems/health services related to interprofessional collaborative practice for improving team functioning and patient and systems outcomes. Her primary appointment is in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington, but she holds three adjunct appointments – two in the School of Medicine and one in the School of Public Health. Dr. Zierler has 20 years of experience participating, developing, implementing, and testing team approaches to clinical care, research, and education in a variety of environments. Dr. Zierler is co-lead of Team Science education and training, for UW’s Institute of Translational Health Science (ITHS) in the UW School of Medicine. She teaches team science and leadership to nursing PhD students and interdisciplinary research teams. She also teaches quality improvement, patient safety and informatics to undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Zierler is a member of ITHS Antiracism Committee and recently completed a sabbatical project focused on Health Equity Quality Improvement Scholar’s Program for Doctor in Nursing Practice students. She is the past Director of Research and Training for the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Practice and Research (2010-2023), and a past member of the Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education (2012-2018).

Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney, PhD, RN, is co-lead of the UW ITHS Team Science Core and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics at the UW School of Nursing. Dr. Blakeney’s program of research focuses on how teams work together and how their teamwork influences the production of new knowledge and translation of research into practice along the entire classroom to bench to bedside spectrum. She has nearly 15 years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating team approaches to interdisciplinary education, healthcare, and research.