Young, talented: scientists tell their stories – Nature Special Edition
Scientists starting labs say that they are under historically high pressure to publish, secure funding and earn permanent positions — leaving precious little time for actual research.
- Early-career researchers need fewer burdens and more supportAcademia is more difficult than ever for young scientists. That’s bad for them, and bad for science
- Let researchers try new pathsDemand for steady output stymies discovery. To pursue the most important research, scientists must be allowed to shift their focus, say Tolu Oni and colleagues.Nature (26 October 2016)
- Fewer numbers, better scienceScientific quality is hard to define, and numbers are easy to look at. But bibliometrics are warping science — encouraging quantity over quality. Leaders at two research institutions describe how they do things differently.
- Young, talented and fed-up: scientists tell their storiesScientists starting labs say that they are under historically high pressure to publish, secure funding and earn permanent positions — leaving precious little time for actual research.
- Young scientists under pressure: what the data showYoung researchers are having to fight harder than past generations for a smaller share of the academic pie.
- #ResearchRealitiesWhat are your biggest frustrations as a scientist trying to build a research group?Nature (26 October 2016)
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