5. Scenarios

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Interdisciplinary Project Scenarios and Structures

- Individual - Small group informal and community driven groups - Small academic group - Large scale institutional and multi-institutional groupings - Special purpose top down instigated/funded projects – often military –ie paradigmatically, Manhattan Project.

Interdisciplinary projects can have a diverse range of organization types: hierarchical, symmetrical, collaborative. They can involve both paid and voluntary work and can be anonymous. Geographically distributed and Internet coordinated projects are increasingly common. Open source software development is a well-known case of voluntary, networked and often anonymous collaboration. This also involves development of collaborative infrastructure, ie, collaborative platforms, protocols and tools such as Codendi, Redmine, ProjectPier.