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The need to recognize and reward academic service

Service activities are critical in the pursuit of a more equitable and inclusive academic environment. We must ensure that the efforts required by these activities are properly recognized through rebalancing the academic workload, such that service is not provided at the expense of career progression.

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Armani, A.M., Jackson, C., Searles, T.A. et al. The need to recognize and reward academic service. Nat Rev Mater 6, 960–962 (2021).

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