NCEAS Project 2225

Ecology transformed? A proposed working group to study new forms of scientific collaboration

  • Edward J. Hackett

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Graduate Student15th May—15th August 1999Participant List  
Working Group5th—6th May 2000Participant List  
Working Group11th—13th January 2001Participant List  
Working Group8th—10th March 2002Participant List  

Abstract
We propose to examine the organization, functioning and products of selected NCEAS working groups, placing them within the larger contexts of the disciplinary development of ecology and the emergence of new patterns of scientific collaboration. We would do this in two ways. First, we would examine the characteristics and consequences of NCEAS working groups, using interviews, observations and examination of documents (such as publications, proposals, and participants┬┐ vitae). Second, we would organize a working group to study new forms of scientific collaboration, placing the NCEAS experience within the context of the history of ecology and the contemporary experience of other fields of science. The group would include historians, philosophers, and social scientists currently working on scientific collaboration, electronic communication and related topics. Two main results are anticipated: a specific analysis of NCEAS and its influence on collaboration within the field of ecology, and a coordinated research and writing effort on larger issues in the changing pattern of scientific collaboration.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Duque, Ricardo B.; Ynalvez, Marcus; Sooryamoorthy, R.; Mbatia, Paul; Dzorgbo, Dan-Bright S.; Shrum, Wesley. 2005. Collaboration paradox: Scientific productivity, the Internet, and problems of research in developing areas. Social Studies of Science. Vol: 35(5). Pages 755-785.
Presentations Hackett, Edward J. 2004. Symposia on scientific collaboration. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Denver, Colorado.
Journal Article Hackett, Edward J. 2005. Essential tensions: Identity, control, and risk in research. Social Studies of Science. Vol: 35(5). Pages 787-826.
Journal Article Hackett, Edward J. 2005. Introduction to the special guest-edited issue on scientific collaboration. Social Studies of Science. Vol: 35(5). Pages 667-671.
Presentations Hackett, Edward J. 2005. Symposia on scientific collaboration. Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Seattle, Washington.
Presentations Haythornthwaite, Caroline; Steinley, D. 2002. Interdisciplinary knowledge exchange. International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, February 2002. New Orleans, LA.
Journal Article Owen-Smith, Jason D. 2001. Managing laboratory work through skepticism: Processes of evaluation and control. American Sociological Review. Vol: 66(3). Pages 427-452.
Journal Article Owen-Smith, Jason D. 2005. Dockets, deals, and sagas: Commensuration and the rationalization of experience in University licensing. Social Studies of Science. Vol: 35(1). Pages 69-97.
Presentations Parker, John N.; Hackett, Edward J. 2003. Topic: Scientific collaboration. Biennial meetings of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, July 2003. Vienna, Austria.
Journal Article Shrum, Wesley; Chompalov, Ivan; Genuth, Joel. 2001. Trust, conflict and performance in scientific collaborations. Social Studies of Science. Vol: 31(5). Pages 681-730.