The closure of the majority of neuroscience research laboratories at universities across the world has had a major impact on all aspects of the academic research mission. Many of you likely (and understandably) are anxious about the career development of trainees and junior faculty at your institution and progress on projects, to name only a few concerns.
We, too, have concerns about the impact of the shutdown — or what may be better termed a “slow-down” — but we also foresee positive opportunities to shift the way we conduct science to focus more on rigor. In light of the anxiety that changes to our work environment have caused, it is particularly important to identify and highlight some of these advantages.
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