TeamMAPPS - Team Science Skills Training

TeamMAPPS: Team Methods to Advance Procedures and Performance in Science

TeamMAPPS is a highly specific competency model for team science which addresses known issues in team science; is evidence based; and describes needed behaviors.

We developed the model on the basis of previously developed competencies and team models and its applicability to team science and the scientific enterprise.


To develop your diagnostic abilities to detect the appropriateness of certain behavioral skills important to leading and participating in scientific teams

Refine your specific skills:

  • Facilitate awareness and exchange
  • Promote psychological safety within or across teams
  • Promote team self-correction

To increase your confidence in addressing the challenges, issues, and opportunities inherent in the conduct of team science


Based on a comprehensive literature review of existing evidence, TeamMAPPS is comprised of three broad "competency sets."

Components of the Model

Awareness & Exchange:

A set of competencies relating to the facilitation of team members’ perspective seeking, reframing and integrating alternative cognitive view.

Psychological Safety:

A set of competencies that provide team members a safe environment, including participant acknowledgement, issue identification, and conflict resolution


A set of competencies that result in team members being able to extend challenges, monitor the team, and improve its performance over time