Applying Team Science to Collaborative Digital Health Research: Learnings from the Wearable Clinic

Niels Peek*, Charlotte Stockton-Powdrell, Alexander Casson, Matthew Sperrin, Bijan Parsia, Andrea Manca, Cynthia Iglesias, Ibrahim Habli, Lamiece Hassan, Steven Antrobus, Matthew Machin

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Collaboration across disciplinary boundaries is vital to address the complex challenges and opportunities in Digital Health. We present findings and experiences of applying the principles of Team Science to a digital health research project called 'The Wearable Clinic'. Challenges faced were a lack of shared understanding of key terminology and concepts, and differences in publication cultures between disciplines. We also encountered more profound discrepancies, relating to definitions of "success" in a research project. We recommend that collaborative digital health research projects select a formal Team Science methodology from the outset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2023 — The Future Is Accessible
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsJen Bichel-Findlay , Paula Otero, Philip Scott , Elaine Huesing
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-457-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-456-7
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameStudies in health technology and informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630

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© 2024 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press.


  • Digital Health
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Learning
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Wearable Electronic Devices

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