Month: December 2012

IS IT TIME TO USE GOOGLE SCHOLAR?

Are you a published researcher and do you want to make it easy for colleagues and reviewers to assess your published output and scientific impact? It may be time to set up your Google Scholar profile. All your publications are listed in order of number of times cited, and your

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS REQUIRE GOOD PROCESS

Good process forms the basis of good communication. This also applies to getting the most out of a meeting, ensuring everyone’s time has been used wisely and effectively, and that the goals of the meeting can be achieved. The essential ingredients for an effective meeting are: (1) make sure there

REVIEWERS’ COMMENTS ARE LIKE GOLD – MAKE SURE YOU CAPTURE ALL OF THE VALUE

When receiving critical feedback from reviewers on your research grant application, make sure that you value the feedback for all that it is worth. Criticism can sting, and often the first reaction may be to reject it outright. Your rationalization might be that they ‘haven’t understood’, were ‘unfairly critical’, or

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