Why be a part of IRIS
Working in interdisciplinary ways is a great adventure. You learn more about yourself and your skills by working together with others who have a different perspective. You get the chance to solve together a bigger part of the puzzle - enabling you to see how your own and different contributions matter.
You can be part of IRIS in many ways. And, with all great adventures, it is good to be prepared and have some guides to help you make your contribution before, during, and after the project.
Being part of IRIS as a researcher
Being part of IRIS as a researcher gives you the opportunity to contribute your expertise to an interdisciplinary project. This will challenge the assumptions of your core academic discipline. It also means that you need to tease out the meaning of the research problem under investigation as well as negotiate how to conduct the research in order to ensure that all disciplines can make a meaningful contribution.
Being part of IRIS as an area coordinator
Being part of IRIS as an area coordinator gives you the opportunity to coordinate a portfolio of research projects. This coordination should involve assessing similarities and differences between projects as well as seeing how the portfolio ensemble arrives at more holistic research outcomes.
Being part of IRIS as an IRIS Steering Committee Member
Being part of IRIS as an IRIS Steering Committee Member gives you the opportunity to contribute to assessing the direction and outcomes of a research project portfolio that is novel in terms of its scope as well as funding value. You can gain an insight into how the research portfolio ensemble arrives at more holistic research outcomes as well as develop the collaborative skills of the ITM organisation.
Being part of IRIS as a Head of Department at ITM
Being part of IRIS as a Head of Department at ITM gives you the opportunity to build on the strengths of your department by shaping interdisciplinary bridges with other strong research groups at the school.
Read more about the different roles in IRIS: Being part of IRIS in different ways