The goal of this two-day virtual conference is to bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers, funders, and stakeholders to discuss advancements, challenges, and future opportunities related to big team science.

Notes: The full program will be released in mid August. The conference will be presented via Zoom. The tentative plan is to set the conference schedule primarily according to Eastern Standard Time (approx. 9am-6pm EST), but we will accommodate scheduling requirements of presenters as needed.


Registration for the 2022 BTSCON is now open! To ensure inclusivity, registration fees are optional for attendees. You can attend for free or pay what you want, but the suggested registration fee is $20. All proceeds will be used to develop and improve upon future big team science projects.


Keynote Speakers

Fiona Fidler, Ph.D.

Fiona Fidler, Ph.D.

Professor, History and Philosophy Science, University of Melbourne, Australia; Australian Research Council Future Fellow

Collaborative Assessments for Trustworthy Science: The repliCATS project

Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D.

Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D.

Professor, Cognitive Sciences and Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida, USA; President, International Network for the Science of Team Science

Do we need a "Science of Big Team Science"? Understanding and Managing Cognition and Coordination During Scientific Collaborations


Guidance for Multi-Analyst Projects

Balazs Aczel

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary


Situational Factors Shape Moral Judgements in the Trolley Dilemma in a Culturally Diverse Sample

Bence Bagó

Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France


Panel: Big Team Science Infrastructure

Erin Buchanan: creator of Canvas for BTS

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, USA

Alex O. Holcombe: co-creator of tenzing

University of Sydney, Australia

Melissa Kline Struhl: Executive Director of Lookit

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


The conference will feature symposia, panel sessions, hackathons, talks, and social hours. Sessions will feature presentations from groups and individuals who are interested in sharing any work related to Big Team Science. This includes, but is not limited to: completed and/or new large-scale collaborations, crowdsourced efforts, and citizen science projects; science of team science [meta-science] work; re-analysis of data from large-scale collaborations; related infrastructure and policy projects; and more!

Session Formats


60 minutes
3 or 4 talks


60 minutes
3 or 4 panelists


90 minutes
~4 leaders


30 minutes

Lightning Talks

5 minutes
lightning talk

Important Dates

  • Submissions Open: June 7, 2022
  • Submission Deadline: July 22, 2022 Extended to August 5, 2022
  • Submission Decisions: August 5, 2022 (or soon after, for late submissions)
  • Registration Open: August, 2022
  • Conference: October 27-28, 2022

View the BTScon calendar


We are striving to make the 2022 Big Team Science Conference as accessible as possible. More information for attendees and presenters is available on the Accessibility page.

Contact Us

Send questions about the 2022 BTSCon to our Conference Email.
Alternatively, you can reach out to any of the conference organizers:

  • Heidi Baumgartner, Stanford University, USA - ManyBabies [email]
  • Manuel Bohn, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany - ManyPrimates [email]
  • Nicholas Coles, Stanford University, USA - Psychological Science Accelerator [email]
  • Grace Zhou, University of Manitoba, Canada - ManyBabies [email]
  • Erin Sievers, Ashland University, USA - Psychological Science Accelerator [email]

icon attribution: Session icons designed by macrovector / Freepik; Submission icons created by Freepik - Flaticon