Based on extensive information gathering, four working groups were formed. These faculty-driven groups will review existing conditions and recommend improvements to benefit the entire R&S community. The areas of focus are: 1) core facilities; 2) global engagement and impact; 3) commercialization and industry; and 4) resources, barriers, and facilitators to research and scholarship.
Core Facilities Working Group
This working group will assess and summarize the current status existing core facility portfolio so as to determine the personnel, equipment, and services necessary to implement advancement in the identified priority areas.
Global Engagement and Impact Working Group
This working group will identify potential barriers to success and address how Tufts can overcome or mitigate these sufficiently to improve international research and scholarship.
Industry Collaboration Working Group
This working group seeks to determine the infrastructure and services necessary to enhance industry collaboration and assess existing industry collaboration and commercialization services and portfolio at Tufts to include:
business plan templates
“valley of death funding”
external publicity and outreach
Resources, Barriers and Facilitators of Research and Scholarship
This working group will:
Prioritize major needs and difficulties identified by members of the R&S community
Make recommendations to address them
Identify both resources and changes in policy and practice needed to implement recommendations successfully