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The Ultimate Sciency Christmas Gift List

ResearcherSkills team

19/12/2016

Scientists can be a bit difficult to shop for, that's why we have put together this Christmas gift list for scientists. From the chemist to the intellectually restless kid, there is something for everyone! For the Biologist DNA earrings? Why not! You can buy them here.         Looking for an easy pet? You can get this moss aquarium here                                                                For the Chemist Any modeller around? Get them this kit here   Explore the chemistry of cooking in style with this spice rack! Get it here For the Psychologist You can surprise the ...

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How do scientists collaborate?

ResearcherSkills team

24/11/2016

Did you know that most researchers value efficiency the most from a collaborator? And that more than 60% say not to know the available range of technical services/equipment relevant to their research? And you, what do you think? We want to understand how scientists establish collaborations! Have your say in the anonymous survey bellow. And remember, if we haven't included something you wold like us to know, you can always leave us a comment or contact us via all our social media!   Loading... ...

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Rules for a successful interdisciplinary collaboration

ResearcherSkills team

01/08/2016

Cross-disciplinary collaborations are those where different fields collide to answer a common question. Interdisciplinarity is especially important when dealing with global society problems such as food production and security or drug development. If you have been following the Horizon2020 policies you would have noticed how cross-disciplinary projects are a very important part of the massive European funding framework.  This programme puts special emphasis on “breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation” (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020). But, how to ...

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10 Tips to improve your profile at ResearcherSkills

ResearcherSkills team

29/03/2016

Your profile at researcherskills.com is the way you present your expertise to the world! Increasing your profile views can lead to exciting opportunities and new contacts. Here we give you some useful hints to make the most of your profile at researcherskills.com.   1. Make it clear  Make clear what it is that you can do or can provide, what your technical expertise is or what piece of equipment you are offering. Accurate and detail-full profiles will attract more visits than vague ones.  2. Fill the blanks!  A complete profile always appears more appealing than a big empty space. Think about your expertise or facility and communicate ...

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ResearcherSkills, where technical expertise is just one click away

ResearcherSkills team

29/03/2016

​ Source: Olivier H. Beauchesne This is the map of academic collaborations worldwide (Olivier H. Beauchesne Blog). Each line represents a scientific publication as a result of the collaborative work of two or more researchers.  Any researcher will agree: collaborations are key in any successful project. Collaborations allow scientists to share knowledge and resources that might be out of their reach otherwise. Many will also agree that identifying the right collaborator for your project is not easy and getting started is certainly very time-consuming. It can be double this effort if you are setting up an interdisciplinary project, who ...

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Welcome to ResearcherSkills Blog!

ResearcherSkills team

29/03/2016

Welcome to ResearcherSkills Blog, the blog and newsroom of researcherskills.com, the online platform that brings together scientists and companies to offer research related services and specialised equipment to the whole research community.   Collaborations are essential in research, however many scientists struggle to find the right collaborator or equipment for their research needs outside their immediate network. We have created researcherskills.com to provide scientists with a unique space where they can create their own technical and equipment profiles. We want to facilitate the access to technical expertise, optimise resources and ...

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