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.
institutions must put the health of labs first
Universities should take responsibility to ensure professional science is performed in an environment that is supportive, productive and rigorous.
hard numbers on science's leadership problems
A Nature survey of 3,200 scientists reveals the tensions bubbling in research groups around the world.
Richard Van Noorden
lab heads can learn to lead
Lessons in leadership from outside the laboratory.
Robin M. Izzo
Environmental Health and Safety
Visit the EHS website at ehs.princeton.edu
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