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More On Study Sections

July 30, 2008

Regular DrugMonkey commenter Becca has some more questions about study sections:

O Wise and Wonderous DrugMonkey… thank you for another extremely useful post. Like always, that just means I have more questions 🙂

What am I, fucking chopped liver!?

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A comment from drieken on a previous post asks:
Can anyone provide some context (eg, what’s a study section that’s not in the library?) for us not-yet-researchers?
This was echoed by a recent comment over at Evil Monkey’s pad.

is there an online resource that explains the entire grant review process (NIH, NSF, whatever)?

There was also an email I received some time ago asking for an overview of the NIH system (sorry for the delay on that!).
Let’s start with the NIH study section and how you should go about educating yourself with the information that you need to guide your own grant writing.

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Another blog that I’ve been dropping across now and again is On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess… by Isis the Scientist. Blurb sez Isis is:

…a physiologist beginning a career at a major research university, I am working to establish my research while also being a domestic goddess. I have told students that it is possible to have both a career and a family. Now I just need to figure out how.

Sounds good, let’s take a stroll around…

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Read Ilyka's Post, NOW!

July 27, 2008

Ilyka published a post yesterday that further reinforces what a deep thinker and powerful writer she is. All the wackaloon hypocritical fuckwits that respond to attention being drawn to their privilege with “Where’s your argument; where’s your evidence; you’re not convincing; waah, waah, waah” should be forced to read her post over and over and over and over. (Not that they’d ever get it, but at least it would keep them out of my fucking hair!)

Incoming Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neurophysiology David J. Linden has written a fascinating editorial. As new Editors often do, he lays out his vision of science publishing. If I am not sorely mistaken, he is issuing a little smackdown to the GlamourMagz!

I’ve always greatly admired the scientific ethos of Journal of Neurophysiology. Reading the Journal reminds me of what I like best about science. I like that it publishes full-length reports,
which are still being cited 20 or 30 years on. I like that each paper can stand on its own, without 10 supplemental online figures… Most importantly, I like that Journal of Neurophysiology has been guided solely by publishing excellent and interesting science, regardless of perceived “sexiness” or “impact factor.”

Almost makes you want to jump into some neurophysiology yourself, doesn’t it? And he’s not done…

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I’ve been enjoying the Professor Chaos blog authored by River Tam of whom the about blurb says:

I am a young assistant professor in the biological sciences, married to another assistant professor (aka General Disarray) in my field. It is not uncommon for me to feel like I am Alice in Wonderland.

I think you will also like this one DearReader.

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