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Research Project: Applied Agricultural Genomics and Bioinformatics Research

Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research

Title: Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Microbiome Research and Training

Author
item FOXX, ALICIA - Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE)
item Franco Melendez, Karla
item HARIHARAN, JANANI - Cornell University - New York
item KOZIK, ARIANGELA - Michigan State University
item WATTENBURGER, CASSANDRA - Cornell University - New York
item GODOY-VITORINO, FILIPA - University Of Puerto Rico
item Rivers, Adam

Submitted to: mSystems
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/25/2021
Publication Date: 10/9/2021
Citation: Foxx, A., Franco Melendez, K.P., Hariharan, J., Kozik, A., Wattenburger, C., Godoy-Vitorino, F., Rivers, A.R. 2021. Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Microbiome Research and Training. mSystems. September/October 2021 Volume 6 Issue 5 e01151-21. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems01151-21.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems01151-21

Interpretive Summary: This piece proposes ways to improve inclusion and training in microbiome science, and advocates for resource expansion to improve scientific capacity across institutions and countries. Specifically, we urge mentors, collaborators, and decision-makers to commit to inclusive and accessible research and training that improves the quality of microbiome science and begins to rectify long-standing inequities imposed by wealth disparities and racism that stall scientific progress.

Technical Abstract: This piece proposes ways to improve inclusion and training in microbiome science, and advocates for resource expansion to improve scientific capacity across institutions and countries. Specifically, we urge mentors, collaborators, and decision-makers to commit to inclusive and accessible research and training that improves the quality of microbiome science and begins to rectify long-standing inequities imposed by wealth disparities and racism that stall scientific progress.