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Naturally Selected: Top 5 most read blogs in 2016

22 Dec 2016

If, like us, you’re taking a little break for the holidays, you may wish to catch up on some of our most popular blog posts from 2016. Enjoy your time off!


Kindness in the lab; how to make your lab a happier place.

Have you ever wished your workplace would be a more social place? A place where, sure, you have to work hard, but you can also have a chat or a laugh with people you like being around? In this post, our Outreach Manager Maaike Pols suggests ways to help you transform your lab into a nicer place to spend your time.


‘You can always learn more from good advice than a good result.’

Maria-Paz Ramos was June’s “F1000 Specialist of the Month”. In this post she talks about some of the things she has done in that role, as well as her current research on Mesenchymal Stem Cells and gives some advice to young researchers.



“Be original, creative and always trust in your ability to think outside the box.”

Grinu Mathew was our “F1000 Specialist of the Month” in October. She is a biologist with a keen interest in exploring the genetic and biochemical blueprint of cancer metastasis. In this Q&A she talks about her work as a Specialist as well as her current work.



“It is nearly impossible these days to do anything without collaboration.”

We spoke with Beth Schoen, a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellow as well as American Association for University Women Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab for Cancer Drug Delivery & Cell Based Technologies at Technion in Haifa, Israel, about the importance of collaboration in scientific research, in particular for young scientists.


Beyond authorship: recognising the contributions to research

Original research articles with one author are increasingly rare, and the concept of ‘authorship’ in science has become outdated. Here, our Director of Strategic Initiatives, Liz Allen, introduces Project CRediT, a taxonomy of 14 roles that could be used to assign contribution types to scholarly published outputs.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in F1000 Research