Research integration is the process of improving the understanding of real-world problems by bringing together relevant knowledge from diverse disciplines and stakeholders in the research process. Interdisciplinary approaches integrate across different disciplines to address complicated and complex problems, while transdisciplinary approaches bring together different forms of knowledge by including non-research participants in the research process.

These pages showcase CSIRO’s capabilities in research integration and are designed to help increase understanding of what research integration looks like in practise. They provide accessible examples of inter- and transdisciplinary research in CSIRO, together will key success factors, information on how research mode relates to problem context, as well as tools and tips for working in inter- and transdisciplinary teams.