Postdocs and other early-career researchers need better trained lab leaders, not just nicer ones, Julie Gould discovers.
Calls to change the research culture have grown louder in 2020, as COVID-19 lockdowns led to extended grant application and publication deadlines.
Our approach to the professional development of lab leaders needs to stress not only positive collegiate communication, but also build upon their awareness of research integrity standards.
Anne Marie Coriat, head of the UK and Europe research landscape at the funder Wellcome, tells Julie Gould about the organization’s 2019 survey of more than 4,000 researchers. The results were published in January this year.
“We know that not everything is completely kind, constructive, and conducive to encouraging and enabling people to be at their best,” Coriat says.