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Portal of opportunity


Online resource aims to support a diverse scientific workforce.

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a web portal (see on 16 April for resources and programmes that benefit under-represented minorities and women. The umbrella organization for 23 biology-related societies, based in Bethesda, Maryland, is collecting information such as how to meet mentors, get travel fellowships or find outreach programmes. Some sites are aimed at minorities and women. Others, such as lists of mentoring programmes, serve all early-career scientists. “It's important the workforce has as wide a range of viewpoints and backgrounds as possible,” says Jennifer Hobin, FASEB's associate director for scientific affairs.

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Portal of opportunity. Nature 464, 1393 (2010).

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