Effective leaders foster team communication and performance. They communicate their priorities and cultivate healthy work environments. These elements are essential to doing great research with integrity.
The stories of researchers referred to the P.I. Program have reinforced the need for investigators to develop their leadership skills. Yet, there is a lack of research examining leadership and management in scientific research. The Research Exemplar Project sought to identify best practices among principal investigators who conduct high quality, high-impact research and exemplify professionalism and integrity.
We invited nominations of exemplary researchers from across the United States. The selected “Research Exemplars” participated in interviews to identify the practices they employ as principal investigators.
Dr. Alison Antes’ research is funded by a career development grant from National Human Genome Research Institute (K01HG008990). Her research focuses on the intersection of leading a research lab and conducting high-quality research with integrity. She aims to identify the leadership practices and needs of researchers, and to develop evidence-based, practical resources to help researchers meet the leadership and management demands of their work.
Dr. James DuBois serves as Dr. Antes’ mentor for this project, and they collaborate on additional research in the Bioethics Research Center.