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Diversity and scientific careers

These resources highlight science’s ongoing diversity problem and the many creative and courageous initiatives led by working scientists to deliver a more inclusive workplace, resulting in better research outcomes.

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As the first national network of early-career researchers marks its 21st birthday, the founders of Hungary’s describe how and why they set up theirs in 2019.

Career Column | | Nature

Researchers at a university with a reputation for recruiting internationally say that trust and understanding help diverse teams to flourish.

Nature Careers Podcast | | Nature

Ana Teles and Flávia Viana seized on a chance to communicate their passion for science to migrant children who shared their first language.

Career Column | | Nature

Universities and those who work there must reimagine spaces, behaviour and processes to promote a sense of belonging for everyone, say Danielle McCullough and Ruth Gotian.

Career Column | | Nature

Nature spoke to three US researchers who have built academic careers after they were released.

Career Feature | | Nature

Riley Black, who came out as transgender and non-binary this year, describes the challenges of cultivating diversity in a discipline with an ‘Indiana Jones’ image.

Career Column | | Nature

Scientists in areas that lack basic provisions — including dependable electricity, water supplies and funding — do research that has a high societal impact. Five people describe the challenges they face.

Career Feature | | Nature