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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>The NRF and MeThe Dreaded Rating</p> <p>Give the best account of your career that you can EMPHASISING YOUR LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITIONeg:In this evaluation cycle, then, I have established both an excellent infrastructure and solid expertise in a variety of vaccine protein expression systems as well as in crop plant biotechnology, which has recently enabled us to source funding from the European Union (FP6 and FP7 awards), as well as from international companies (Era Biotech, Spain; Pannar Ltd). </p> <p>Publications:</p> <p>Put EVERYTHING in, and</p> <p>EMPHASISE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY:</p> <p>GRANT OWNERSHIPSTUDENT SUPERVISIONOWN RESEARCHWRITINGSUBMISSION AND PUT CITATIONS IN AND IMPACT FACTOR OF JOURNAL!Conferences / Invited Talks</p> <p>This where you show local / international recognition:</p> <p>Plenary lecturesInvited talksPublished abstractsConference talks / postersOther outputs:</p> <p>Best outputs: a chance to shine</p> <p>Make sure you use the space given TO REALLY SAY WHY THIS WAS GOOD: egThis article established that, unlike previous investigations, it was possible to get high-level expression of HPV-16 L1 protein via transient expression in plants, that it assembled into VLPs, and that it elicited neutralising antibodies in mice. It has been cited 34 times, but also formed the basis for a patent application which is being licenced to a major international company. </p> <p>Completed Research</p> <p>SAY WHAT IT IS YOUVE DONE:</p> <p>SUCCINCTLY explain your researchEMPHASISE your contributionHIGHLIGHT collaborationsPut in too-late-for-assessment publicationsSelf Assessment: BYOD</p> <p>BE HONEST BUT NOT MODEST:</p> <p>TELL people why youre goodESPECIALLY highlight local and/or international impactSummarise YOUR advancement of your field</p> <p>Ongoing / Planned ResearchBriefly detail what it is youre doing right nowGo into more detail on what you concretely plan to do:Eg: Thus, in the next six years we will start working on producing reagent- and diagnostically- important proteins for immediate commercialisation, as well as continuing work on emerging and pandemic flu vaccines as emergency response candidates. Both endeavours are contingent upon support presently being negotiated (one from an international funder); however, if successful, both activities are guaranteed for at least two years. Reagent production is the subject of a pending application to the Tech &amp; Innov Agency (TIA); success would allow stability for 5 years. An exciting new project possibility is working on fish diseases, and vaccines and reagents for prophylaxis and diagnosis and therapy of these: a pending funding proposal for this is based on metagenomic analysis of farmed fish stocks and their environment for potential and actual pathogens, trawling antibody libraries for reagents, and making vaccines in plants and algae. </p> <p>Reviewers</p> <p>DONT USE:Friends or colleaguesExclusively local people</p> <p>DO USE:Respected international authoritiesAppropriate international peersGood (ie: respected) localsIntermission</p> <p>How Auto-Googling Can Help YouOr:Citation Metrics for Self-AdvancementAutogoogling: needs some setting up</p> <p>Autogoogling 2To start with:Need a Gmail address for sign-inNeed to train GSC as to which are your papersWhat you can do:Immediately see your Hirsch or h-index* (which is usually significantly higher than the Scopus or ISI measure)See your 5-year h-index&amp;, which is a good measure or your (or other person's) recent impact</p> <p>*h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations&amp; largest number h such that h publications have at least h new citations in the last 5 years.Useful Google Scholar tricks</p> <p>Thanks AJ Cann!</p> <p>Harzings P or PPublish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these for:Total number of papersTotal number of citationsAverage number of citations per paperAverage number of citations per authorAverage number of papers per authorAverage number of citations per yearHirsch's h-index and related parametersEgghe's g-indexThe contemporary h-indexThe age-weighted citation rateTwo variations of individual h-indicesAn analysis of the number of authors per paper.The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting into other applications) or saved Training resourcesA 15-minute audio &amp; slide presentation on citation analysis and Publish or Perish can be found on Slideshare.Google Scholar / H or H might be best for:Business, Administration, Finance &amp; Economics;Engineering, Computer Science &amp; Mathematics;Social Sciences, Arts &amp; Humanities.ISI Web of Knowledge / Web of Science</p> <p>Elsevier's Scopus</p> <p>Getting in with Scopus</p> <p>Note: VERY useful for future searches</p> <p>Scopus correspondswith Google Scholar citations for papers</p> <p>How Use of Social Media Can Help You for Self-Advancementin ResearchWhy would you want to use social media?Online Visibility Helps Track and Improve Scientific MetricsEvidence suggests that an active online presence may directly impact a researcher's credentials as measured through traditional metrics. One UK researcher observed that tweeting and blogging about her own papers led to spikes in the number of article downloads, even for older literature. For articles deposited in the preprint server arXiv, Twitter mentions were positively correlated with rapid article downloads and citations appearing only months after deposition Why would you want to use social media?Social Media Enhances Professional NetworkingOnline discussions can lead to tangible, real-world social interactions. Conversations on Twitter can serve as an icebreaker once two people finally meet in a conference or workshop setting. Tweeting from conferences can introduce other scientists to valuable content, and consequently provide networking opportunities for users who actively post during meetings.Advice for New UsersIn academia, there is often a particular stigma attached to online activities: actively maintaining an online profile and participating in social media discussions can be seen as a waste of time and a distraction from research and teaching duties. However, when used in a targeted and streamlined manner, social media tools can complement and enhance a researcher's career. When exploring online tools for the first time, new users can maximize their reach by considering the following pointsAdvice for New Users - 1Explore online guides to social mediaThe Superfund program at Oregon State University maintains an exhaustive list of resources (blog articles, videos, how-to guides) focused on science and social media: http://bit.ly/WkdN0G.Advice for New Users - 2Establish a professional-looking websiteTo establish an online presence, set up a personal website that lays out specific research projects and areas of expertise, searchable by colleagues, journalists, and the public alike.Although professional websites can be established through UCT, external hosts (eg: wordpress.com) offer more flexibility and are easier to access and maintain and can be linked out to from UCT.A website can be supplemented with social media accounts (e.g., Twitter and Google+ profiles), which will also appear high in Google search results.Eg: Scoop.it allows you to create a magazine-like site for daily updatesAdvice for New Users - 3Locate pertinent online conversationsFind people with common interests; follow the social media that they link to and that links to them.Use established social networks (e.g., a base of Twitter or LinkedIn or ResearchGate contacts) or a means of notification (RSS feeds etc) to get started.It can be beneficial to read first without contributing (lurking) to learn logistics and basic etiquette of different social media platforms.Advice for New Users - 4Establish a LinkedIn, Academia.edu and/or ResearchGate profile: thisIncreases your global findabilityIncreases your professional exposureAllows you to upload material for others to read</p>