Theme-Oriented Groups

We help establish theme-oriented groups (from which multiple related research teams form) to facilitate development of approaches to complex problems.

Examples of collaborative meetings planned are:

  • Engineering Solutions to Biomedical Problems: Connecting Engineers to Clinicians to Develop New Diagnostics and Treatments
  • Psychosocial Stress Influences on Biology: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative to Determine How Stress Modulates Response to Disease and Treatment

NC TraCS Team Science brings investigators together to have substantive conversations around emerging issues in any field with the ultimate goal being to develop fundable proposals.

We help identify experts in the field and recruit potential team members with relevant content and methodological expertise. We then facilitate conversations to help working groups develop specific aims, research objectives or other endpoints defined by you.

We will also work with you to develop funding strategies for your ideas before or after the conversation.


If you have an idea that would benefit from the ideas of a large interdisciplinary group of researchers and would like to engage in building and sustaining a themed research group with potential generation of multiple related teams, request help in forming an interdisciplinary research group.

If you want help with building one research team, see Building Teams.