What does it take to work in an interdisciplinary research team?

We started our project in May 2019 with a kick-off workshop organized by the FWF. Organizing an interdisciplinary research team across different universities holds some challenges which need to be address in advance.

We spent a great amount of time to build a project management and communication structure that allows the efficient organization of our project and research.


  • Monthly face-to-face team meetings
  • Basecamp: Online project-management and communication software
  • Shared cloud storage for files and documents
  • Shared literature management software

Interdisciplinary research work:

  • Collaborative development of research questions and objectives
  • Joint discussion of literature and concepts; developing a shared language and knowledge
  • inter-disciplinary lead of work-packages
  • peer-to-peer-training in research methodology

Click on the link below to download our presentation from the FWF kick-off workshop summarizing our basic project management set-up.

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