WORKING PACKAGE 5
Coordination, dissemination and monitoring of transdisciplinary project thinking.
This working package will assure the scientific and administrative reporting. It will also deal with project management needs. Besides, although focusing on coordination, communication and dissemination, this working package will monitor the evolution of interdisciplinarity research and transdisciplinary thinking among the scientists involved in the project.
TRASSE brings together about 40 international scientists from different academic institutions who are experts in their different fields of research in order to provide answers to the complexity of the problem studied. Sustainability research is problem-oriented (e.g. climate change) and addresses complex issues that must be explored from multiple perspectives sourced from the natural and social sciences (Locatelli et al., 2020). Interdisciplinarity research is therefore at the heart of the TRASSE project.
Interdisciplinarity research is a dynamic process defining as “a mode of research by teams or individuals that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialized knowledge to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single disciplines or area of research practice.” (National Academies, 2004, p.2). Interdisciplinarity research can occur and be measured at different levels, such as intra-, inter-personal interdisciplinarity (Haeussler et Sauermann, 2020); and collective (Locatelli et al., 2020).
Thus, the objectives of this study is to assess the process of building interdisciplinarity research along the project by analyzing the interdisciplinary interactions between project scientists, theirs evolutions in time and what are the outcomes of pooling everyone's perspectives into the study of a common problem through the conduct of a longitudinal social network analysis (SNA).