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A roadmap of strategies to support cardiovascular researchers: from policy to practice

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posted on 2023-05-21, 06:52 authored by Niamh ChapmanNiamh Chapman, Thomas, E, Tan, JTM, Inglis, SC, Wu, JHY, Rachel ClimieRachel Climie, Dean PiconeDean Picone, Blekkenhorst, L, Wise, SG, Mirabito Colafella, KM, Calkin, AC, Marques, FZ
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Consequently, cardiovascular research has never been more crucial, and cardiovascular researchers must be provided with a research environment that will enable them to perform at their highest level, maximizing their opportunities to work effectively with key stakeholders to address this global issue. At present, cardiovascular researchers face a range of challenges and barriers, including a decline in funding, job insecurity and a lack of diversity at senior leadership levels. Indeed, many cardiovascular researchers, particularly women, have considered leaving the sector, highlighting a crucial need to develop strategies to support and retain researchers working in the cardiovascular field. In this Roadmap article, we present solutions to problems relevant to cardiovascular researchers worldwide that are broadly classified across three key areas: capacity building, research funding, and fostering diversity and equity. This Roadmap provides opportunities for research institutions, as well as government and funding bodies, to implement changes from policy to practice, to address the most important factors restricting the career progression of cardiovascular researchers.


National Health & Medical Research Council


Publication title

Nature Reviews. Cardiology








Menzies Institute for Medical Research


Nature Publishing Group

Place of publication

United Kingdom

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Socio-economic Objectives

Prevention of human diseases and conditions

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