STAY RESEARCHING RESOURCES
 

With many programs not offering research experiences this summer, ABRCMS has curated resources, activities, and strategies within the ABRCMS network to consider for remote summer research opportunities and scientific skill-building.

Use this resource page to find information for trainees, faculty, program directors, and career scientists to encourage trainees to #stayresearching.

These resources will be updated periodically throughout Summer 2020. If you have anything that you would like to add, please use the hashtag #stayresearching to promote it on social media or send an email to abrcms@asmusa.org. You may also add your resources to our Google Sheet compilation:


CONNECTING WITH VIRTUAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Crowd-sourced science can be used to help students engage in the scientific learning process virtually. Most virtual research projects require students to analyze results using specific criteria laid out by the primary investigator and submit their results to an online portal. These resources outline some formal and informal crowd-sourced research opportunities, particularly for bioinformatics students.
 
  • PLATFORMS FOR LEARNING BIOINFORMATICS AND PROGRAMMING
  • INTEGRATIVE RESEARCH WITH GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS DATA SETS
  • CITIZEN SCIENCE PLATFORMS
  • DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING PROJECTS FOR BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

MAKING SENSE OF THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE
Critical assessment of published literature requires advanced skills in reading, writing, and logic. These resources present tools to conduct a set of literature review assignments that carefully integrate several perspectives on a narrow topic. We also provide relevant research from the ABRCMS community in the 12 scientific disciplines represented at ABRCMS.
 
scientific literature

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  • SCIENTIFIC LITERACY TOOLS
  • TOOLS TO FACILITATE SUMMARIES OF CURRENT SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE
  • TOOLS FOR ANNOTATING LITERATURE
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS TOOLS

COMMUNICATING AS A SCIENTIST
Professional communication is woven through all aspects of our careers. These resources provide tools to practice with writing for various audiences and representing research interests through elevator pitch practices, networking skills, and interviewing tips. We also provide opportunities to speak to scientists in the ABRCMS community through social media-based events.
 
science communication

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  • KNOWING THE AUDIENCE
  • CREATING AN ELEVATOR PITCH
  • NETWORKING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
  • INTERVIEWING TIPS FOR SCIENTISTS

LEARNING ABOUT DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION
A picture is worth a thousand words. A graph can summarize a thousand data points. These resources establish or expand upon foundational knowledge in data management, statistics, and graphing.
 
data analysis

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  • TOOLS FOR DATA SCIENCE
  • DATA VISUALIZATION RESOURCES
  • DATASETS FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
  • DATA USE AND MANAGEMENT

BECOMING A RESPONSIBLE RESEARCHER
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requires thorough and thoughtful considerations of topics from data integrity to human participants. In addition, rigor and reproducibility are critical to the future of research. These resources present case studies, debates, creativity exercises, and experimental replication activities.
 
responsible conduct in research

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  • RIGOR AND REPRODUCIBILITY
  • PRINCIPLES OF EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
  • STANDARDS FOR MODEL ORGANISM RESEARCH
  • STATISTICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR REPRODUCIBLE SCIENCE

QUESTIONS? ADDITIONS?
 

These resources will be updated periodically throughout Summer 2020. If you have anything that you would like to add, please use the hashtag #stayresearching to promote it on social media or send an email to abrcms@asmusa.org. You may also add your resources to our Google Sheet compilation:


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