How participating in MIRA’s interdisciplinary trainee network provides unique growth opportunities: Case Study


A group of researchers from Canadian universities have published a study in the on how junior scientists’ interdisciplinary research competencies were affected by participating in an interdisciplinary trainee network. The researchers discuss past studies on how exposure to interdisciplinarity prepares junior researchers to deal with more complex research issues. They use an informal interdisciplinary trainee network established at McMaster University’s McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) as a case study to better understand how these kinds of training experiences inform the development of interdisciplinary research competencies. Trainees stated that participating in the network had many professional and personal benefits, such as exposing them to new perspectives and unique career development opportunities.

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