Technicians who do the legwork in the lab but fail to get recognition for their contribution to research will benefit from a new training scheme.
Read the article in the Times Higher Education Supplement by Paul Jump which discusses the recent introduction of the RSciTech, RSCi & CSci accreditations for Technicians. These awards can be obtained through membership of professional bodies such as the Institute of Science & Technology. The article also discusses recent initiatives at the University of Sheffield to try and address the problem of an ageing and decreasing Technical body within higher education.
Another good article regarding Technicians in HE appeared in the THES on 22nd Nov