White Paper: Reinventing postgraduate training in the plant sciences (Plant Direct)

What tools and skills do tomorrow’s plant scientists need, and how can we as a community ensure that today’s students get appropriate training? The Plant Science Research Network (PSRN), a consortium of plant science organizations and societies, has organized a series of workshops and discussions to try to answer these questions. Henkhaus et al. present key recommendations from these efforts, which include, “prioritization of and support for diversity, inclusion, and trainee well‐being; guidance and resources to define and pursue career objectives; flexible learning, unconstrained by institutional boundaries; disciplinary mastery achieved through research experiences; and community engagement through science communication.” (Summary by Mary Williams) Plant Direct J. 10.1002/pld3.95