What is Kindness in Science and why does it matter?

Immunol Cell Biol. 2023 Feb;101(2):97-103. doi: 10.1111/imcb.12580. Epub 2022 Aug 25.

Abstract

Kindness in Science is a grassroots initiative to establish a scientific community built on diversity, respect and well-being, which would ultimately lead to happier scientists and better scientific outcomes. We believe that the key areas that we can become kinder as scientists include yourself, each other, the environment and the wider community. Here, we discuss the key barriers to kindness in each of these areas, and ways we can overcome these issues to create kinder, more sustainable and harmonious research teams.

Keywords: Kindness in Science; diversity; equity; mental health; science communication; sustainable science.