May 18, 2018

Some hard numbers on science’s leadership problems

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Scientists pride themselves on being keen observers, but many seem to have trouble spotting the problems right under their noses. Those who run labs have a much rosier picture of the dynamics in their research groups than do many staff members working in the trenches, according to a Nature survey of more than 3,200 scientists. The results suggest that a lack of training in lab and personnel management is one of the strongest contributors to an unhealthy lab culture.

A Nature survey of 3,200 scientists reveals the tensions bubbling in research groups around the world.

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