Unit 4 | Module 2

Working Collaboratively:
Building a Research Team

In this module, you will learn about how to work with your research teams.

Tips for Collaboration

This podcast features Dr. Stefanie Sebok-Syer and Dr. Sandra Monteiro about how to a great research collaborator.

MacPFD Scholarly Secrets - Collaborative Writing - Part 1

In part 1 of 3 of this webinar series on writing collaboratively, Drs. Teresa Chan and Yusuf Yilmaz introduce tools to assist people with their scholarly practice.

MacPFD Scholarly Secrets - Collaborative Writing - Part 2

In part 2 of 3 of this series, Drs. Mary Haas, Michael Gottlieb, Yusuf Yilmaz and Teresa Chan discuss the merits of collaborative writing techniques and its implications for the quality of writing.

MacPFD Scholarly Secrets - Collaborative Writing - Part 3

In part 3 of 3 of this series, Drs. Mary Haas, Michael Gottlieb, Yusuf Yilmaz and Teresa Chan discuss setting timelines for writing, managing deadlines and setting priorities in projects.

Navigating Authorship Discussions

The following resources are useful for those who are engaged in negotiating authorship within a larger group of collaborators:

Featured Education Scholars

Dr. Stefanie Sebok-Syer is an Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. Stefanie was postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Education, Research and Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. She received her PhD in Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her research interests broadly include the examining aspects of performance-based assessments, capturing the interdependence that exists within teams, and developing innovative approaches to support the shift to competency-based medical education.

Dr. Sandra Monteiro is a Faculty of Health Sciences MERIT Scientist appointed to the Departments of Health Research Methods Evidence and Impact, Anesthesiology and Radiology. She has a second appointment to the Centre for Simulation Based Learning as the Assistant Director of Simulation Scholarship. Finally, Dr. Monteiro seconded to Touchstone Institute as the Director of Research and Analysis where she oversees the psychometric analyses of high stakes competency assessments for internationally educated health professionals seeking entry to practice in Canada. With her team at Touchstone Institute, Dr. Monteiro develops research initiatives to understand best practices for assessment and standard setting.

Dr. Mary Haas (@maryhaasmd) is an Assistant Program Director of the emergency medicine residency at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI (@UMichiganEM). She is also completing a Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE). Her scholarship interests include education leadership, faculty development, social media and educational technology.

Dr. Yusuf Yilmaz (@YusufYilmazPhD) is a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University. He is situated within the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD), MERIT (@MERIT_McMaster), and the McMaster Department of Medicine (@MacDeptMed). He is an avid scholar in health professions education, and conducts research and scholarship within education technology.

Dr. Michael Gottlieb (MGottliebMD) is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush University Medical Center (@RushEmergency). He is the Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division and Program Director for the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship (@RushEMSono). He is an active researcher in medical education and clinical ultrasound, as well as an editor for five journals.

Additional Readings:

  1. Meyer H, VarpioL, Gruppen L, Sandhu G. The ethics and etiquette of research collaboration. Academic Medicine. 2016 Dec 1;91(12):e13 Get it Mac | See on Academic Medicine