Dr. Michael Harris-Love contemplates the need for "brave spaces" rather than "safe spaces" centered around fostering dialogue, building mutual respect, and being intentional in the creation of inclusive work environments.
A thoughtful blog post from Program director Dr. Michael Harris-Love regarding our responsibility to be thoughtful in communication with one another and to afford each other the level of respect that is appropriate for colleagues who share their professional endeavor.
Ingredients essential to the scientific enterprise are hard to pin down. Certainly, a case could be made for key elements such as perseverance and adequate support. Consider the three investigators who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017 for their work in the observation of gravitational waves.