Ocean Acidification Africa

Scientists around the world showed their support to the OA-Africa network and joined the ocean acidification day on June 8, 2017. Ocean acidification is now identified as major threat to marine ecosystems and is one of the SDGs target: “14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced […]

Why I marched for science – a transatlantic perspective

Originally published in naturejobs. The March for Science turned a spotlight on the importance of research. But it won’t have a lasting effect unless we improve science communication, says Judith Reichel. On Saturday, April 22nd, myself and an estimated 11,000 other science supporters marched in Berlin. The event was part […]

How to transition from Scientist to Entrepreneur

This podcast was originally published at PhD Career Stories. Dr Dennis Fink changed his career path in 2011 after his PhD in Marine Microbiology at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen. In todays “PhD Career Story” he talks about how he became a science communicator and which skills you can use […]

Trending now on Twitter: Actual Living Scientist(s)

In case you are struggling to name one actual living scientist, here are a few: #actuallivingscientist Tweets !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+”://”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

When writing about research mind your audience

This podcast was originally published at PhD Career Stories. If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs. – Judy Swan & George D. Gopen   In episode 15 of PhD Career Stories, Jo Havemann returns for a tips & tricks-themed […]

Don’t be afraid of writing a peer review

In his blog Green Tea and Velociraptors, Jon Tennant describes his approach to writing a peer review […] I remember the first time I got a review request in the second year of my PhD. An Editor emails you out of the blue, and asks you to provide your expert commentary on […]

Life [as a PhD student] is a roller coaster – you just got to ride it.

This podcast was originally published at PhD Career Stories.   “Hello and welcome to today’s podcast on PhD Career Stories. My name is Johanna Havemann and I will tell you a bit about my path up until today. At this very moment, I am in Cape Town, South Africa and […]

Increase your Twitter engagement in 10 steps

Have you set an agenda and goals, what you would like to achieve with your science-related Twitter account? What do your followers expect from you and – most importantly – who are you addressing? No matter if you are new to Twitter and just started your account, or have been roaming the Twitter orbit for […]

Can Open Access benefit your Career?

Our short answer is “YES”. Do you need arguments in favor of Open Access (OA) in Research? Here you go: More citations per article OA articles are available free of charge not only to scientists all around the globe, but also to journalists, policy makers, economists and the general public […]

From #OpenConBerlin 2016 to Africa

Would you agree that the Digital Age and the Academic Internet are bringing the scientific world closer together? OpenCon is the annual gathering of #OpenAccess, #OpenEducation and #OpenData enthusiasts and gives rise to numerous satellite events across the globe each year, many of which were hosted across the African continent e.g. in Ghana, […]

The danger of a single story

People tend to have only one perspective. What makes this world interesting and worthwhile is to once in a while move out of your comfort zone and put yourself into the shoes of someone else.