SHAPE-ID Toolkit

Acts as a gateway to locate resources and tools for inter- and transdisciplinary research; with a special focus on the roles of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Why was it developed?

This toolkit aims to support informed decision making on inter- and transdisciplinary research focusing on collaborations between Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) disciplines and Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths/Medicine (STEM) disciplines, as well as societal partners.

Who is it for?

The toolkit addresses four main target groups:

  • individual researchers,
  • research organisations,
  • funders/policymakers,
  • societal partners.

What is in it?

The toolkit provides original resources including short practical guides to aspects of ID and TD, case studies of ID/TD research led by representatives of Arts & Humanities, webinars and expert interviews.

It also serves as gateway to existing resources such as articles, blog posts, guidelines, and report plus some video interviews and talks.

Resources are organized around 9 goals

  • Understand IDR/TDR
  • Develop collaborative conditions
  • Co-create a research project
  • Fund collaborative research projects
  • Evaluate IDR/TDR
  • Disseminate research findings
  • Improve research skills
  • Support collaborative conditions
  • Develop a career in IDR/TDR

What features does it have?

  • It provides guided pathways around 9 goals for 4 different target groups.
  • For each resource, the toolkit provides brief explanatory texts
  • A sitemap and a FAQ section provide alternative ways to access the resources.
  • The toolkit is based on an extensive literature review and a series of learning case workshops that took place in 2020.

What do I need to use it?

English language skills and patience to grasp complex issues such as inter- and transdisciplinary research.

The toolkit guides newcomers as well as established ID/TD scholars towards appropriate resources

How can I interact with it?

The toolkit provides different entry points (guided pathways, a sitemap, FAQs and menu bar), but there are no further interactive features.

What are the administrative details?

The toolkit is an output of SHAPE-ID, a H2020 funded project led by Trinity College Dublin: