Working Group Description
The Research Workforce and Early Career Development Working Group helps HRA members build a diverse, motivated, and committed research workforce by:
- Creating resources to facilitate funders’ learning about grant programs for early career investigators;
- Facilitating opportunities to learn how HRA members can contribute to development and enhancement of the health research workforce; and
- Identifying and disseminating practices to support development of early career investigators.
Proposed projects include:
- Creating polices and benchmarks on common issues like maternity leave, work-life balance, and career changes
- Collectively defining “early career scientist.”
- Transitioning the existing early career programs comparison Excel worksheet into a functional resource for HRA members.
- Centralizing existing resources on programmatic evaluation and identifying other useful materials for members.
- Creating a resource for HRA members to clearly see what each organization requires in reporting from grantees and create a repository of relevant forms for HRA membership reference.
In 2018, the Research Workforce and Early Career Development Working Group is being co-chaired by: