Syllabus and Schedule

Tentative Course Schedule and Reading Assignments

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