A strong scientific workforce is critical to overcoming challenges presented by the 21st century. Among the problems currently facing research - including diminished research funding, impaired grant peer-review processes, and skewed publishing incentives - the concept of a postdoc crisis within the academic workforce has been increasingly recognized. Here, an argument is made for greater data collection on the postdoc community - for which very few metrics are known - so that needed policy decisions in the future are better informed to improve training and help strengthen all aspects of the US scientific workforce.
- Survey Data
- National Postdoc Survey
- Scientific Workforce
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