14th Cell Cyclist Newsletter

layout0Dear Cell Cyclists,

Today I’d like to share some interesting reads addressing the non-experimental aspects of science work – namely publications, grants, setting up a group and leading it.

1. Starting on a somewhat sad note, this blog piece analyzes the (rather long) time it takes from submission to publication: ‘Waiting to Happen: Publication lag times in Cell Biology Journals’
https://quantixed.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/waiting-to-happen-publication-lag-times-in-cell-biology-journals/

2. One thing manuscripts and grants have in common is the high rate of rejection. Here you can find recent grant success rates compiled by Alexis Verger.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Zt_Hx8RJw1-w3rTr5HL1AGrsX5g4QirWIn2Eyo4dykc/edit?pli=1#gid=1442547813

If your grants were rejected…

3. How to give and receive grant feedback.
https://theresearchwhisperer.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/grant-feedback/#more-3948

On the other hand, if your grants were successful…

4. How to negotiate a lab startup budget.
http://blog.addgene.org/how-to-negotiate-a-successful-lab-start-up-budget

5. Advice for new PIs. (Quite relevant for postdocs as well.)
https://quantixed.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/tips-from-the-blog-v-advice-for-new-pis/

6. And, how to stand out in academic scientific research.
https://biomickwatson.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/how-to-stand-out-in-academic-scientific-research/

Cheers,
Erik

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