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    From left: Franklin Hoke, Rockefeller University; Tom Henzinger, IST Austria; Mary Collins, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology; Paul Nurse, Francis Crick Institute; Daniel Zajfman, Weizmann Institute of Science (Credit: The Crick)

International Initiative to Progress Research Skills

Jun 29 2019 Read 601 Times

Five international research institutes have joined together in the launch of the BRIDGE Network, an informal group with a focus on building knowledge and skills in cutting edge basic research and education. The  network comprising the Crick (UK), Rockefeller University (US), the Weizmann Institute of Science(Israel), the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Japan), and the Institute of Science and Technology (Austria), carry out both original scientific research and training of PhD students. The network will provide a platform for advocating common values, developing best practices and strengthening communication and collaboration between the institutes.

Paul Nurse, Director of the Crick said: “Institutes like ours that do research and graduate training are rather rare and are generally relatively new. As a consequence, they don’t fit neatly into boxes like traditional research institutes or universities. Through the BRIDGE network, we can share best practice to make the most of our advantages and work together to solve common challenges. We hope that this will help us all to improve, benefiting our science and ultimately society.”

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