SciLifeLab Training Hub joins forces in global initiative, introducing a new framework for advancing professional development in life science training
Nearly all researchers participate in training activities such as workshops or short courses to enhance their skill sets and build their competencies. However, there are almost no standards to guarantee training quality, and peer-reviewed evidence suggests that much of what is available is ineffective. SciLifeLab Training Hub is part of an international network that recently published a first-of-its-kind framework designed to improve professional development in the sciences.
The team consisted of 30 experts from 10 different countries across the world that came together to establish a purpose-built framework – The Bicycle Principles – that accompanies the paper in PLOS ONE – An international consensus on effective, inclusive, and career-spanning short-format training in the life sciences and beyond. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0293879.
SciLifeLab Training Hub advocates for action to enhance the effectiveness and inclusiveness of professional development across the career-span. Such improvements could provide researchers with assurances of training quality, assisting them in maximizing their professional skills, achieving career goals, and increasing the impact of their scientific work. We are also delighted to follow-up with anyone interested as we will work to implement and put these steps into practice.
“This research-focused collaboration underscores the SciLifeLab Training Hub’s integral role within an international consortium, actively shaping recommendations and structures for life science training. This is much needed for the training that designed, developed and delivered by SciLifeLab.” says Jessica Lindvall, Head of Training, SciLifeLab Training Hub. If you are interested in knowing more please reach out to Training Hub at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
PLOS ONE – An international consensus on effective, inclusive, and career-spanning short-format training in the life sciences and beyond. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0293879
Framework – The Bicycle Principles for Effective, Inclusive, and Career-spanning Short-format Training. https://www.bikeprinciples.org/
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