Thanks for allowing me to sit on this morning – cool stuff.
Here are those refs to work on collaboration readiness:
Olson, G. M. & Olson, J. S. (2000). Distance Matters. Human-Computer Interaction, 15(2/3), 139-178.
Olson, G.M., Teasley, S., Bietz, M. J., & Cogburn, D. L. (2002). Collaboratories to support distributed science: the example of international HIV/AIDS research, Proceedings of the 2002 annual research conference of the South African institute of computer scientists and information