Jarad Niemi selected for Research Collaboration Catalysts Cohort

July 25, 2022

The Office of the Vice President of Research is welcoming 26 Iowa State University faculty members to the 2022-2023 Research Collaboration Catalysts (RCC) cohort designed to train the next generation of research team leaders. Jarad Niemi, Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics, was selected to join this group of leaders.

Using evidence-based training, tools and resources, participating Iowa State faculty develop strong leadership skills and learn how to manage challenges that are specific to interdisciplinary collaborations to foster high-performing research teams. Participating tenured, tenure-eligible, and research term faculty were nominated as individuals who have demonstrated potential to lead future high-impact interdisciplinary research teams.

Through the course of the 2022-2023 academic year, cohort participants will interact with each other and with a variety of internal and external content experts in eight sessions to learn about and practice evidence-based means to build and lead high-functioning, high-performing research teams. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Utilizing leadership styles to build a team vision and set goals;
  • Enhancing communication skills to better navigate conflict;
  • Negotiating credit and authorship while building a collaboration plan; and
  • Leading large interdisciplinary research teams to success with project management.

Congratulations, Jarad!

Jarad Niemi