Virtual Research Town Hall: The Role of Mentoring in Managing Research Team Communication

May 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Moderator: Geeta Swamy, MD, Associate VP for Research and Vice Dean for Scientific Integrity

Research shows that effective mentor-mentee relationships have a major impact on promoting a good institutional & organizational culture. In the context of research, good mentoring promotes research integrity and best research practices. Fostering open communication where trainees and research teams are supported to do research the right way, empowered to air concerns and feel safe to participate in honest research disagreements are key to this goal. What are some of the best practices for promoting open communication and healthy disagreements? How to set the line between healthy and potentially toxic disagreements for the research culture? How can power dynamic impact the research culture and the integrity of research? Come and learn from experienced mentors and their mentees about strategies to promote good lab communication, transparency and accountability.