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Funding Opportunities

How to do science

How to be successful

Career development

It is never to early to think about what you'd like to do in the future! This is true at any stage in your training or career. Critical (re-)evaluation of skills, goals and gaps allows for better planning and ultimately better job and happiness prospects. Take it seriously!!!

  • CIHR individual career development plans
  • your professional digital presence on the web is crucial for future employment! Future employers look at it! Use LinkedIn, make and maintain a web site (e.g. Google Sites), use Twitter professionally, etc

Work-life balance & mental health

As an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc, as exciting a time as this is, you will face stress, frustration and deception. Your passion for science can suck up all your time and wack your physical and mental health out of balance. This can lead to a downward spiral out of which comes no good. Yes, grad school / postdoc work is hard, don't let it destroy you. So here are a few tips to avoid that in the first place.

Resources for organizing a scientific project

  • [1] How to keep your research projects organized, part 1: folder structure
  • [2] Setting up an Organised Folder Structure for Research Projects
  • [3] Organising your data
  • [4] OSF Guidelines
  • [5] A Quick Guide to Organizing Computational Biology Projects
  • [6] Evernote: Note taking app
  • [7] Trello: Collaborate and share notes