Title

Reflections and Actions for Creating an Inclusive Research Environment

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-2020

Abstract

In order for the scientific enterprise to ensure equitable participation for all identities, the settings of professional research labs must cultivate an environment that is inclusive of all backgrounds. We explore here strategies to consider for research labs interested in cultivating inclusive environments. Investigators enacting inclusive strategies must understand the social context of the lab members and their reasons for engaging in science research. For this to be authentic, principal investigators should spend time exploring their own social positioning as well as the purpose of their professional engagement. We unpack the philosophies behind these constructs and provide specific suggestions to prepare individuals to fully engage in the practice of inclusive mentoring in science research labs. © 2020 Wiley Periodicals LLC.

Publication Title

Current Protocols in Essential Laboratory Techniques

Volume

21

Issue

1

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