Creating a Safe, Secure, Open, and Inclusive Project
Leadership team takes time and intentional steps to build a culture of safety and respect across the project.
- Assess efforts to create a project-wide culture of safety, inclusion, and trust that facilitates strong collaboration and exciting scientific discoveries.
- Lessons learned are shared with the peers in the scientific community through open and honest self-evaluation and illustrations.
- Focus is on a decade of experience working at remote field sites in the Alaskan Arctic, underpinned by a focus on (1) safe and harassment-free work environments, (2) respect for local culture, and (3) collaboration and open and inclusive science.
- Scientists must become leaders in creating cultures of safety, inclusion, and trust to facilitate the physical and emotional well-being of individuals in scientific teams and in the local communities where we work.
Iversen CM, WR Bolton, A Rogers, C Wilson, and SD Wullschleger. 2020. Building a culture of safety and trust in team science. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 101. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EO143064
This research was supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the US Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 as part of the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE Arctic) project.
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