Meta-research: Evaluation and Improvement of Research Methods and Practices
The field of meta-research is hot and is growing, but efforts to-date are still fragmented. This paper provides …
“Nature asked scientists to recommend one thing that institutional and laboratory leaders could do to make science more productive, rigorous and happy.” (source: Nature)
The resulting article describes the following solutions:
1. Make lab health someone’s job
2. Train the principal investigators
3. Show that you care
4. Get lab members multiple mentors
5. Be explicit about expectations.
The authors elaborate on the origin of their ideas, how they implemented them and how it improved the lab health. The article can be inspiring for all scientists and especially for academic leaders and managers.
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