Syllabus and Schedule

Tentative Course Schedule and Reading Assignments

Date Topic Reading
1/16 Welcome; Res gesta per excellentiam On Being a Scientist, 3rd ed
1/23 Ethics discussion On Being a Scientist, 3rd ed, Fang et al. 2012
1/30 Ethics discussion NIH Proposal by Colin Parrish
2/6 Scientific proposals; Specific aims assignment UM CMB website; Proposal Timeline template
2/13 What’s grad school all about? Peer review of specific aims
2/20 Intro to data analysis [Draft of research proposals due]  Biostats lecture notes
2/27  Proposal peer review
3/5  Inferential statistics  ICMJE Recommendations
3/12 Spring Break
3/19 Introduction to scientific communication
3/26  How to write an abstract Data Lecture Notes
4/2 How to write research results; [Abstracts due] Wolf-moose assignment
4/9 Data analysis review Nature Abstract Guide
4/16 Peer review of team results
4/23 Presentation preparation
5/1 Biology Research Seminar 3:00 to 5:30 in SL 116