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Time management for scientists

Many scientists juggle dozens of tasks and projects at the same time. Adopting effective time management strategies can be a challenge. It’s important to strike a healthy work-life balance. Here’s a guide to getting it right.


The amount and quality of what you achieve are crucially dependent on how effectively you manage your time. Andrew C. Johnson and John Sumpter propose some simple steps that scientists can take to improve their time management.

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A heavy administrative burden keeps top academic scientists from doing science, argues Adam James

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Many researchers struggle to take time off from the lab. But scientists should try to improve their work–life balance.

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Nature’s survey offers a snapshot of salaries and career paths in the scientific sector.

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