Let’s fix the system, not the scientists

Diversity initiatives typically focus on empowering scientists from minority backgrounds to navigate academia. Although such efforts can be valuable, the structural barriers faced by minority scientists must also be addressed, particularly in the distribution of research funding.

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R.A.O is a member of The Inclusion Group for Equity in Research in STEMM (TIGERS).

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Oliver, R.A. Let’s fix the system, not the scientists. Nat Rev Mater 5, 83–84 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41578-020-0177-1

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