We are excited to announce that a group of seven plant science organizations has been awarded a five-year grant through the NSF’s LEAPS [LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies (LEAPS) of Biology] program. This Research Coordination Network (RCN) includes American Phytopathological Society (APS), American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT), Botanical Society of America (BSA), International Society for Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI), Maize Genetics Cooperation (MGC), North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee (NAASC), as well as other organizations that serve marginalized scientists.

Updates

Inclusive Conferences Working Group

Inclusive Conferences Working Group Background The ROOT & SHOOT RCN has formed a Working Group to generate an RCN-wide system that develops and implements practices and policies that promote a safe and inclusive conference environment. Read more…

Why does identity matter?

One of the goals of the NSF LEAPS (LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies of Biology) is to “use evidence-based practices to remove barriers for individuals historically excluded from science (based on gender, gender identity, Read more…

Idea Café Recommendations

Report from ROOT & SHOOT workshop “Equity assessment of ASPB/CSPB activities and processes” held at Plant Biology 2022, Portland, Oregon, July 11, 2022 Professional societies, scientific conferences and journals are intended to serve all in Read more…