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Pride and Inclusion in STEM

Posted on 22/06/2021 in Data

On the occasion of Pride Month (June), ALBA gathered relevant resources highlighting issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community in brain research. 

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The Parent penalty in Academia

Posted on 18/05/2021 in Best Practices

Being a scientist is a very time-consuming job and being a parent is a full-time job by itself. In addition, parents working in science, mostly mothers, face struggles specific to their line of work, which strongly affect their career advancement. The resources available so far focus on the “mom penalty”, childcare policies and access to conferences.

 

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Mental-Health Awareness in Academia

Posted on 12/05/2021 in Data

STEM academics’ wellbeing has become a serious concern with almost half of PhD students experiencing psychological distress. This list of resources showcases the causes of academic anxiety and depression, which career stages are affected and what solutions are available.

 

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