The aim of building network of leaders in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations is to:
- Foster interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and education within and across organisations
- Inspire and support researchers to achieve transformational impact on global challenges by:
o Creating supportive environments and infrastructure
o Developing effective metrics for excellence, impact and return on investment
o Improving funding availability and outcomes
o Supporting next generation organisational leaders
o Providing effective career paths and role models for interdisciplinarians and transdisciplinarians at all levels, and especially to support early-career researchers
o Developing workable transition pathways to implementation of new metrics and effective career paths.
There an active Oceania region network, the Network for Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research Organisations (NITRO) - Oceania; see http://nitro-oceania.net.
There is also a global network: see https://nitro-oceania.net/global-network/ and the following report: Palmer, L. (2018) Meeting the leadership challenges for interdisciplinary environmental research. Nature Sustainability, 1, 330-333. (Online): https://rdcu.be/234H.