This interactive, three-hour collaborative workshop will describe best practices and offer practical guidance about how to innovate and enable collaboration to accelerate progress in biomedical and clinical informatics and health systems research. Intended for all career stages and organizational settings, this hands-on session builds on last year’s successful workshop focusing on this area and will explore challenges and opportunities for enabling meaningful collaborative initiatives that can advance progress in the health research and informatics communities. This session will be organized into three parts. First, presenters will present a landscape of initiatives to enable collaboration and showcase two types of innovative approaches to collaboration including: CIELO, an open science platform; and DALHS, a community of practice for researchers embedded in health care delivery systems. During the second hour, participants will engage in small group activity and design approaches for cultivating spaces of innovation and collaboration at their own institutions. In the final hour, the group will discuss key lessons learned and takeaways to bring back to their institutions.

Learning Objective 1: Explain the emerging culture of team science and collaboration in health research and informatics, including the landscape of current collaborative efforts in informatics and related communities.

Learning Objective 2: Formulate appropriate and innovative strategies for collaborating within and across institutions or stakeholder groups


Margo Edmunds (Presenter)

Philip Payne (Presenter)
Washington University, St. Louis

Sarah Greene (Presenter)
Health Care Systems Research Network

Beth Johnson (Presenter)

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