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Women in academia: leading health research institute launches drive to increase opportunities

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4560 (Published 29 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4560
  1. Laura Nunez-Mulder
  1. The BMJ

The UK’s largest funding body for health research training has launched a drive to increase the number of women and non-medical healthcare professionals entering and maintaining careers in healthcare research.

The new NIHR Academy, launched by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), aims to make funding opportunities simpler and more flexible and to create greater connectivity between researchers at different stages in their careers.

Changes will include making it easier for researchers to work part time and the introduction of bridging training to help people re-enter a research career after a break.

The initiative follows a 2017 report …

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