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Life story: Gal Haimovich
When deciding to join a lab, scientists thinking of having children should consider what kind of support will be available to them.
Life story: Tom Monie
Balancing the need to network and showcase your scientific work with the demands of parenthood is a difficult act.
Life story: Jonas Obleser
Raising children does not require having a done-and-dusted career path.
Life story: Louisa James
Being a parent helps to put things into perspective – and make strategic career decisions.
Scientist and Parent: Raising equality
Providing more flexible parental support would reduce the assumption that mothers should be the main caregivers and make it easier for fathers like Modesto Redrejo-Rodríguez to share childcare responsibilities.
Life story: Sofie Valk
Science and parenthood can go together well.
Life story: Petteri Karisto
Children on campus may be an unusual sight, but if institutions are supportive it can help parents at the start of their science career.
Life story: Alexis Barr
Shared parenting and flexible working times make everything a lot easier.
Life story: Viki Male
Being a parent can push you to reach for higher goals.
Life story: Rogier Kievit
Having a child makes you focus on the things that truly matter.
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