10 Simple Rules for a Supportive Lab Environment

Alexandra C. Pike*, Kathryn E. Atherton, Yannik Bauer, Ben M. Crittenden, Freek van Ede, Sam Hall-Mcmaster, Alexander H. von Lautz, Paul S. Muhle-Karbe, Alexandra M. Murray, Nicholas E. Myers, Frida Printzlau, Ilenia Salaris, Eelke Spaak, Lev Tankelevitch, Darinka Trübutschek, Dante Wasmuht, Maryann P. Noonan

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The transition to principal investigator (PI), or lab leader, can be challenging, partially due to the need to fulfil new managerial and leadership responsibilities. One key aspect of this role, which is often not explicitly discussed, is creating a supportive lab environment. Here, we present ten simple rules to guide the new PI in the development of their own positive and thriving lab atmosphere. These rules were written and voted on collaboratively, by the students and mentees of Professor Mark Stokes, who inspired this piece.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of cognitive neuroscience
Issue number1
Early online date1 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

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