Foundation provides a roadmap back to the bench.
The Wellcome Trust, a biomedical-research charity in London, has published an online guide to help researchers return to the bench after career breaks. Getting Back into Research After a Career Break details various funding schemes to facilitate the move, and presents case studies of those who have returned to research. It also offers advice to potential returnees on finding mentors and identifying research niches. Shewly Choudhury, the trust's basic careers portfolio adviser, says that “the guide is there to help people realize that it is possible to come back to the lab, and to offer advice on how to do it”.