No one is born knowing how to be a good scientist. The skills needed to succeed as a scientist develop slowly through training, mentoring, and practice, practice, practice!
Below are some tools and guides to help you master the Kotton Lab’s “three R’s” of communicating our science: Reading, wRiting, and Representing. Download, share with others, and pay it forward! We wish you success and joy in your journey of learning how to be a good scientist
- How to read a paper and present a journal club,pdf (Kotton Lab)
- How to give a good talk.pdf (Kotton Lab)
- How to give a good talk by Darrell Kotton (Video zoom seminar recording. 1 Hour)
- Developing your research career: recorded seminars from BU’s career development training program for post-docs and junior faculty: (great for those who are very busy: pick and choose only those video topics you want to hear, such as how to write a grant, interview, or mentor!)
More useful links to other helpful guides we recommend:
- Brigid Hogan Lab’s free download on how to write a paper: click here to view link
- Stem Cell Technologies journal club preparation checklist
- From NIH’s “Tips for journal club first timers.”
- Webcast video from Nature’s editors on how to write a paper!
Random Clinical Teaching materials (for medical students and clinical fellows):
- The ABCs of ABGs
- How_to_Read_a_CPET_summary (cardiopulmonary exercise test)
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis screening questionnaire
- Transbronchial Needle Aspiration