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Questions tagged [research-group]

Questions relating to academic research groups in which a number of researchers whose level of education may vary from undergraduate students to post doctorate researchers and also professors, conduct research projects. These research groups are managed by a university professor or R and D head of a research company in industry. Research groups may be supported financially by the universities or industry companies.

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How much is a PhD worth without publications or a reputation?

I asked this question a few months ago about addressing in-group bullying during my PhD. How to address in-group bullying without compromising PhD/career? Things have not improved over the past few ...
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How to address in-group bullying without compromising PhD/career?

I've been bullied by my supervisor and other members of my research group for the past couple of years. Some of the things which have indicated bullying include snide remarks being made during group ...
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How can I join/volunteer a research group for short term?

I am a working professional and I wish to try working on some research projects after 9-5 job. My average skills doesn't allow me to be a part of big research groups, however, I would still like to ...
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Etiquette for providing manuscript /poster feedback

I am occasionally asked by other students in my research group to read their manuscript/poster before it is submitted/presented. I would assume that the main reason to get another person in the same ...
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Rewriting the paper text: when does it make sense?

I have been working as a postdoc on a theoretical (computational neuroscience) paper as a first author. The funding was over at some point and I have moved to a new position in a different place. By ...
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How do I deal with a stubborn co-author who won't respond to suggestions?

My research group is preparing a theoretical article in a field where author order matters (computational neuroscience), and it has to be submitted soon, as our funding ends soon. I am an author "in ...
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Academic faculty expat (Germany) experiences and new research group advice [closed]

I have been offered a W1 professorship to start a research group (CS/Engineering) at a German university and am seeking to learn from others' experiences or someone prepared to be a second-opinion / ...
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How can I handle publication jealousy among peers in my research lab?

I have been involved in a research lab for a while now. I have a set of peers who work on related, yet non-overlapping fields. I find myself uncomfortable when other's works get accepted in some ...
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How many students are typical for an advisor?

I am an undergraduate student in China, majoring in chemistry. I am now considering which advisors would be most suitable for my future research. Actually, I have been working in a professor's lab ...
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Group reviewing a manuscript sent our for review. Ethical?

Is it ethical to "group review" a un-published manuscript sent out for review? For example, you received a manuscript for review and you shared it with your lab group or group of colleagues, with ...
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What if your advisor excludes you from lunch with students during conference? [closed]

I am attending conference with advisor and the other student from our research group. I saw my advisor and the other student went to lunch together. They didn't offer me to go together. There were ...
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We want to start working in a new research direction. How to proceed as the first student in the group?

I'm a graduate (Master's) student in Engineering/Applied Physics (EE, specifically). A few months ago when I wanted to choose my specific research topic, my advisor got especially interested in one of ...
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How much should a supervisor expect from students who have graduated?

I have recently completed my PhD and taken up a faculty position at another institution. My new job is busy and I regularly get emails from my PhD supervisor asking me to write protocols or for ...
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No PhD research group during my PhD. How do I handle it?

I have been involved in my PhD now for about half a year but my setup is potentially more uncommon. It feels very independent because I havent got a research group I'm involved in at all. It's ...
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Whose lab is it? [closed]

As a follow-up to this question: Who does a lab belong to? Is the lab the sole property of the PI (lets assume a simple/small lab with a single PI bringing in all the intramural and extramural ...
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Is it good to give research group information in article

I was wondering whether is it a good idea to mention research group information in the affiliation while writing the manuscript. Consider that the group is not officially recognized by my university, ...
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How to compare the quality of research group?

There are metrics on the quality of universities (e.g., rankings) and individual researchers (e.g., Google Scholar), but I found it harder to judge the performance and impact of individual research ...
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What are the pros and cons of doing a PhD in a small research group compared to a large research group?

I have chosen to work under a associate professor as my PhD advisor. He has a small research group -a group of 3 graduate students and some Undergraduates. I see colleagues of my advisor have groups ...
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What should I do in the yearly group event?

I am a first year PhD student. In our group there is this tradition of going to a small village town during an extended weekend and giving presentations. Being a rookie in the group I have never ...
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I don't know what to say when meeting the supervisor after he has suggested me to leave the research group

I am a PhD student in Germany and my supervisor has suggested me to change the research group because he has told me I cannot write a good quality dissertation within the time framework of three years....
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How to conduct IT based research in developing countries where we don't even have enough datasets for reference and analysis?

Today in developed countries technology and innovation has reached its optimum level. But in least developed countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, etc, the scenario for research is different. Here the ...
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Is it common for universities to have scientific development plans?

Many times, research teams and departments just perform research on topics that the Department Chair or Research Head initiate -- but do some universities structure their research, postdocs, and ...
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Is alumni success a valid parameter for selecting a group?

I will be starting my Masters degree and intend to be fully committed to working on interesting problems with a lot of impact. I have a few groups in sight which seemingly work on very important ...
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Changing research group during a PhD

I am currently PhD student, just finished 3rd semester. But it is just 5 months that I defended my proposal, and due to university rules, you are considered an official PhD student just when you ...
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How to convince labmate to graduate? Graduating, in a 2 person research group?

I work in a small research group, there are 2 graduate students. My advisor is fairly new, and I'm not sure when his tenure date is actually set for. Not necessary info, but pertinent.) The other ...
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Joining a professor's research group that is full

I am starting my graduate studies in CS this fall. I had 1 particular professor in mind whom I wanted to work with. Before joining, I had a few emails exchanged where prof. asked to setup an ...
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How to approach a research group for potential PhD advisorship

Here is the situation: I am looking for a PhD in a field somewhat different from the field of my previous studies. I have several research groups in this area in mind and they have a very large number ...
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How to proceed when you are coordinating a project among several research groups and they do not contribute to the progress of the project

I am principal investigator in some project that involves other research groups from other countries. When I was writing the proposal, I asked them if they would like to joint the project, and they ...
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What points should I consider when applying for/accepting a position at another department?

I specialize in Computability Theory which is part of Mathematical Logic at the intersection of Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics. Therefore I could potentially apply for jobs (e.g. a ...
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How to deal with the extreme social hierarchies in research meetings?

It seems to me that academic settings have a very high degree of social hierarchy and I find it very hard to deal with it while being at the bottom of the ladder. Any tips on how to deal with it? I ...
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How to send end-of-the-year wishes in academic environment?

Currently I am working in a research group where there is much emphasis on the interpersonal relations. I want to write an email and send it to my direct supervisor, with whom I have closer ...
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What can I do to prevent ethnic conflicts in research groups?

Many research groups are international. While I hope that academics are in general open-minded and tolerant, there might still be a potential for conflicts when researchers from different ethnic ...
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Is it a good idea to join a second group as an undergraduate researcher if I don't feel challenged enough?

I'm currently a second-year undergraduate physics major, and I joined an experimental nuclear physics (astrophysics primarily) group a few months ago. I joined the group wanting to work extremely hard ...
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Should I apply again to the same research group where I used to work and haven't got any PhD offer from the professor?

Approximately a couple of years ago I was working in a Computer Science project abroad. The task was to implement a software analysis tool with the collaboration of a professor, and if all went well ...
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How to judge the reputation of a potential advisor or research group for good quality research for PhD?

I am planning my PhD and am applying to various labs and professors. I am getting positive responses, but I am having trouble making a decision as to which lab to go for. How can I judge the quality ...
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Methods for figuring out the best schools for a particular field of study

I am about to graduate in Electrical Engineering and I wanted to pursue graduate studies in a field such as coding theory or software defined and cognitive radio. But I'm not sure where to find the ...
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In a research group, is it better to have few post-docs and many PhD students, or viceversa? [closed]

I work in computer science, and am wondering what is the right balance between PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in a lab. In the previous research group I was, there were one principal ...
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Why are some research groups not so ethnically diverse?

Some research groups, especially the ones at lower tier schools in the United States, contains an excessive amount of students who have the same nationality as the professor. Some Chinese professors' ...
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Keeping track of bibliography references for an entire research group

This is a related question to my previous one about keeping advisees aware of literature. Given the relatively large number of papers that are out there, it's inadvisable to force every student to ...