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Main Title Bridges to independence : fostering the independence of new investigators in biomedical research /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Bridges to Independence: Identifying Opportunities for and Challenges to Fostering the Independence of Young Investigators in the Life Sciences.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 61354442
ISBN 9780309096263 (book); 030909626X (book); 9780309549653 (pdf); 0309549655 (pdf)
Subjects Biomedical Research--organization & administration--United States ; Research Personnel--organization & administration--United States ; Research Support as Topic--organization & administration--United States ; United States Government Agencies--United States ; Medical research personnel--United States ; Biology--Research grants--United States
Additional Subjects National Institutes of Health (US) ; National Institutes of Health (US)--Research grants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  R853.R46B747 2005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/15/2014
Collation xvii, 153 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"This study was supported by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 (Task Order #89) between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Because of concerns about the effects of the increasing age of first grant on the careers of academic scientists and their ability to undertake high-risk research, the NIH has asked the National Academies to recommend mechanisms to foster the independence of new investigators in biomedical research. This report therefore focuses on the transition to independence of postdoctoral researchers and entry-level faculty with emphases on mechanisms to enhance the quality and effectiveness of postdoctoral training, the ability of young scientists to receive independent research funding, and the establishment of stable research programs.