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Leadership Training for Early Career Researchers

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Science  27 Feb 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6225, pp. 1024-1028
DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6225.1024


A decade ago, the "sink or swim" culture was widespread in research. But academic institutions across the United States and Europe are now investing resources in helping young researchers gain the skills they need for climbing the career ladder. Top on the list are leadership skills, whether for conflict management, handling finances, or negotiating intellectual property rights in an international consortium, these are highly rated assets that can help researchers advance to senior roles. Here's a look at some of the most established leadership programs that hold alumni who are leaping ahead as a result of the training.