Principal investigator as the new position among professional researchers in Russia: roles, skills and problems

The article is devoted to the problem of the development of research professionals in Russia, and, in particular, to the emergence of a new role of «principal investigator». The article analyzes the policies of different countries in science career support, special features of the principal investigator presented in the literature, characteristics of young scientists of the Tomsk region. The result of the study is a series of recommendations on activities aimed at the development of human capital in science. The article also describes the experience of applying the recommendations for the pilot project of the School of principal investigators of the Tomsk region

Keywords: principal investigator, research professionals, human capital, academic career


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