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When Big Data goes bad: 6 epic fails

When Big Data goes bad: 6 epic fails | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
Data, in the wrong hands, whether malicious, manipulative or naïve can be downright dangerous. Indeed, when big data goes bad it can be lethal. Unfortunately the learning game is no stranger to both the abuse of data.
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The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life

The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

Scary myths and scary data abound about life as a tenure-track faculty at an “R1″ university. Scary enough to make you wonder: why would any smart person want to live this life?

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Excellent description on "How to survive as a postdoc". I personally love the point "stop taking advice". Lots of unsolicitated advice increases your stress, sometimes even the solicited one - so probably less is more.

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Making the most of your Postdoc | One Hundred Thousand Words

Making the most of your Postdoc | One Hundred Thousand Words | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

With just days remaining of my Postdoc, I thought it would be worth reflecting on what I’ve learned from this experience over the past two years. Let me preface this post by saying that, like all PhDs, all Postdocs are different. My experience is just that, a single experience. But I’ve learned a few lessons along the way that, in retrospect, I wish I could have known in advance. ...

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ImpactStory.org - Share the full story of your research impact

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ImpactStory gathers metrics on how the web community responds to your scientific articles, data sets, software, blog posts etc. You receive a concise report on your research impact within a few minutes.

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Culture Matters: Build Your Own Oasis (BYOO) - Let's Grow Leaders

Culture Matters: Build Your Own Oasis (BYOO) - Let's Grow Leaders | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
It's tempting to blame your leadership problems on the bigger culture. You may even be tempted to let the "if onlys" creep it.  My team would be... more engaged, "if only we paid our part-ti
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Confucian wisdom put in modern words.

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ebook: Powerful Presentations

ebook: Powerful Presentations | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

A PDF full of tips for improving the impact of Your scientific presentations. Find out what master speakers do differently.

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ebook: Getting Grants

ebook: Getting Grants | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

This ebook contains six brief articles that put you on the tracks towards writing a successful grant application. It covers what is the basis for persuasive writing, and where and when to start writing an application. Three separate parts help you to convince grant secretaries, reviewers, and commissions. Finally, you find a list of Do's and Don'ts.

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PLOS Computational Biology: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Poland

PLOS Computational Biology: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Poland | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

An overview of bioinformatics laboratories in Poland plus a brief history of the field since the early 20th century.

 

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5S Applied to an Academic Lab

5S Applied to an Academic Lab | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

When I interviewed for my present position in the Peccoud lab at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, David Ball gave me a tour of the lab and I immediately noticed that every item on a bench or desk was outlined with yellow tape and labeled.

Also, cupboards and drawers had labels denoting their contents. I knew that Dr. Peccoud, had worked in industry, so my first question to David was

“Is this what they do in industrial labs?”.

The answer I got?

“It’s what car manufacturers do.”

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5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react. In this video Dr. Weinschenk shares 5 Things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To…

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How to recognize good scientific software?

How to recognize good scientific software? | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
With heaps of data to evaluate, scientific software has become increasingly relevant to create or evaluate results. Lots of software exists, but is it good enough for what you want to do? How can you tell whether you can trust a program to solve your problem?

 

In this post, I discuss five criteria by which you can recognize good software.

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Prioritizing with the Covey Matrix

Prioritizing with the Covey Matrix | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
Most probably, you have more to do than you would like to. This is normal for most people. But not everybody lives comfortably with that. The Covey Matrix is a tool that helps you prioritize your work and brings you back into charge.
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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 158)

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 158) | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888) British Poet and Literary Critic
“People think I can teach them style. What stuff it all is! Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can.
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Your Dreams Aren't for Sale – Craig Valentine | MyLearningz

Your Dreams Aren't for Sale – Craig Valentine | MyLearningz | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
Dreams are the most precious assets one can have in his/her life. While achieving our great dreams, we are offered some good stuff to give up on our great dreams. In this video Craig Valentine (World's public speaking ...
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Finding Focus

By Leo Babauta
Do you ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to find focus? When you fritter away your time on nothingnesses, distractions, wandering without really doing something important?
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figshare - credit for all your research

figshare - credit for all your research | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
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figshare lets you share data, negative results or entire articles. Each article gets a DOI, so it is searchable and can be cited, e.g.

Rother, Kristian (2013): Academis Linux Tutorial. figshare.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.866827

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100 Simple Rules to do Science

100 Simple Rules to do Science | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

Phil Bourne initiated the "Ten SimpleRules" series to help new scientists getting started. Numerous authors have contributed to more than 15 two-page articles published in PLoS Computational Biology. I think the articles give undergraduate and PhD students a realistic understanding of how science works. In this blog post, you find my ten favourite articles from the "Ten Simple Rules" series.

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Literature on Grant Writing

Literature on Grant Writing | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

The following references provide you with basic common knowledge on grant writing. While they don't replace a book, a course, let alone speaking to an experienced scientist about your application, they at least give you a starting point:

Ten Simple Rules for Getting GrantsThe Art of Grantsmanship by Jacob KraicerA Fellowship Primer (HFSP) by Guntram BauerPockets of Plenty - Non-government Funds for Young Scientists by Leslie KnowltonTen Simple Rules for Aspiring Scientists in a Low-Income Country

Have fun reading!

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Literature on Grant Writing

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Three from Six: Less is more

Three from Six: Less is more | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
Clear structure is key to make your presentations easy to understand. But how to start creating a solid structure? One possibility is to brainstorm ideas and then select a few. This is the idea behind the '3 from 6' technique.
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Getting started with grant writing

Getting started with grant writing | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it
Writing grant applications is a science of its own. Like publishing and presenting, it is one of the key skills to make your science recognized and keep it going. But where to start when you consider writing an application?
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Grant reviewer archetypes

Grant reviewer archetypes | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

The fate of your grant application strongly depends on who is going to read it. Although you don't know what your reviewers will be like in advance, there are certain recurring types.

Here, four of them are presented.

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Defended! Two Fresh PhD's report

Defended! Two Fresh PhD's report | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

Last Friday, two of my long-term colleagues defended their doctoral theses at the Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan. I had the pleasure to talk to dr. Joanna Kasprzak (Asia) and dr. Tomasz Puton (Tomek) right afterwards. Here is what they said.

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The Free Online Timeline Maker Is Here: Instant Timeline

The Free Online Timeline Maker Is Here: Instant Timeline | Academis - Create Better Science | Scoop.it

Office Timeline is a free timeline maker PowerPoint add-in that allows you to easily create and share beautiful simple timelines, gantt charts, and project schedules.


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John's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:47 AM

That is just very handy. Thanks for sharing this excellent tool! 

Alfredo Corell's comment, May 1, 2014 1:08 PM
thanks, but the link is not working now
Margarita Parra's curator insight, December 14, 2014 12:20 PM

Hay que probar esta nueva herramienta. La liga directa:https://www.officetimeline.com/download
 

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Shine during your conference talk

When giving a talk at a conference, many things can go right: Your topic fits the expectation of the audience, your examples rock, or you simply have a compelling story to tell.But what if... something does go wrong?
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