The Interdisciplinary Translation and Integration Sciences Initiative

Long-entrenched disciplinary and institutional power structures limit the ability of research teams to successfully produce integrative outcomes. External forces and pressures constrain which ideas, methods, and objectives are open for discussion and debate at any point in the team research process. Interdisciplinary facilitation and translation methodologies, explicitly built in to all areas of a project, can mediate the influences of existing power structures and allow research teams to collaborate more successfully.

The Interdisciplinary Translation and Integration Sciences Initiative at ASU seeks to fulfill this role in two primary ways:

  1. Conduct innovative research on the science of integration
  2. Provide translation and facilitation services for interdisciplinary research teams across all areas of the university.

For more information, or to work with us, please contact Andi Hess at andihess@asu.edu.