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Pillars of Leadership

The LMI curriculum outlined below is designed to provide scientists with a more formative education. It is organized under the categories of leadership; management; health, safety and security; best practices; and integrity and compliance.

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The LMI curriculum outlined below is designed to provide scientists with a more formative education. It is organized under the categories of leadership; management; health, safety and security; best practices; and integrity and compliance.

Leadership

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Goal setting
  • Strategic planning
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Communication and marketing

Management

  • People (conflict resolution, mentoring)
  • Money (budget)
  • Time
  • Materials
  • Facilities
  • Project
  • Quality
  • Information
  • Risk
  • Diversity
  • Waste

Health, Safety & Security

  • Employees
  • Laboratory animals
  • Human subjects
  • Environment
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Lab security
  • Lab hygiene

Best Practices

  • Documentation
  • Laboratory notebooks
  • Training records
  • Equipment maintenance/use
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Good laboratory practices (GLPs)
  • Environmentally sound (green) practices
  • Calibration/validation/verification

Integrity & Compliance

  • Authorship
  • Research misconduct
  • Academic freedom
  • Ownership
  • Policies and procedures
  • Regulations
  • Technology transfer
  • Conflicts of commitment/time
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Intellectual property
  • Patents/copyrights/trademarks
  • Contractual requirements
  • Societal responsibilities
  • Controlling for bias
  • Stewardship of resources
  • Collaboration and collegiality