Nature - Special issue on lab health/culture/safety
The current issue of Nature includes a number of articles related to lab safety culture and lab management, as well as administrative burden in labs. We have convened a group that is creating a business case for ensuring that every lab has a professional lab manager (not just a grad student), either their own or shared with a few other labs. These articles touch on many of the topics related to that issue. The challenges noted in these articles have a universal quality to them.
Nine pitfalls of research misconduct Academic leaders must audit departments for flaws and strengths, then tailor practices to build good behaviour, say C. K. Gunsalus and Aaron D. Robinson. C. K. Gunsalus, Aaron D. Robinson
Go beyond bias training Ambiguity in expectations and evaluations harms progress, say Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and colleagues. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Colette Patt, Mark Richards
Health tips for research groups Nature asked scientists to recommend one thing that institutional and laboratory leaders could do to make science more productive, rigorous and happy. David Norris, Ulrich Dirnagl, Michael J. Zigmond et al.