By Ravi Murugesan, 05 December 2013
By Liam Finnis, 04 December 2013
By Bernard Appiah, 03 December 2013
By Barbara Gastel, 02 December 2013
By Barbara Gastel, 01 December 2013
By Liam Finnis | 04 December 2013
Over the past 3 months, we’ve been hard at work planning and developing a new AuthorAID website. The AuthorAID site has been rapidly growing in use, with over 7000 registered users around the world! As the community grows, the site needs to reflect this and respond to a wide range of user demands. Following the AuthorAID survey and the launch of a new flagship programme at INASP (Strengthening Research Knowledge Systems [SRKS www.inasp.info/srks]), …
By Bernard Appiah | 03 December 2013
When you submit an abstract for presentation at an international conference, don't wait until it is approved before you seek funding. Start looking for funding the moment you plan to attend a conference.
By Ravi Murugesan | 05 December 2013
We are pleased to invite applications for our next online course in research writing. This free course will be hosted on AuthorAID Moodle, our e-learning system.
This course is meant for early career researchers in developing countries who are working in the physical sciences. The …
By Barbara Gastel | 02 December 2013
[This guest post is from AuthorAID community member Sumesh Khanal, who is primarily a medical intern at the Institute of Medicine, Nepal. Thank you, Sumesh! —Barbara]
I am doing a 2-month global health internship with Costello Medical Consulting (CMC), Cambridge, UK. I read the advert for the internship in the AuthorAID Upcoming Events newsfeed.
By Barbara Gastel | 01 December 2013
Hello again. This week I’m featuring 2 websites that present science-related cartoons. Some of the cartoons regard communication of science.
Cartoons can be a valuable resource. Not only can they provide humorous relief. They also can present astute observations. Sometimes they communicate observations that tend to be too sensitive to express directly.
One of my favorite science-related cartoonists is Jorge Cham, of PHD …
By Bernard Appiah | 25 November 2013
Use abbreviations sparingly. Using too many abbreviations interferes with understanding.
By Barbara Gastel | 25 November 2013
Greetings again. I’m now preparing for the US holiday Thanksgiving, which is this Thursday. I look forward to making a Thanksgiving dinner.
On Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the good things in our lives. For me, these include things that help with writing and publishing. Here are some of them:
By Barbara Gastel | 24 November 2013
Hello again. This week I learned of an extensive resource on patents. This resource can help if you want to know about inventions in your field—or if you have an idea for an invention and want to know whether it is new. It also can yield interesting browsing.
By Bernard Appiah | 19 November 2013
Resist the temptation to use original ideas from your previously published work in a new article without citing yourself. If you don't cite yourself, you will be committing self-plagiarism.
By Barbara Gastel | 18 November 2013
[This post is from Dr. Lumbini Roy, Centre for Equity and Health Systems, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). Last month, with support of an AuthorAID travel grant, Dr. Roy attended an international conference. Thank you, Dr. Roy, for this report! —Barbara]
The AuthorAID travel grant was the greatest gift I could get this year. It was like a lucky charm for me. Not only did it enable me to present at …