Collaboration Network for Biomedical Scientists

CoLab Biomed Beta is a social network site, collaboration and e-learning application, and knowledge management tool for biomedical scientists at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). If you are a UDE scientist and performing research (e.g. a Ph.D. or MD thesis) in the biomedical field, we'd like to invite you to participate and become a member of the CoLab Biomed research community. CoLab Biomed provides a modern digital collaboration and learning environment, and aims to support you with its integrated tools and services. Read more

CoLab Biomed Blog

Scientific Writing: Literature Review and Citing

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thanks to the Internet it is easy to find lots of information and articles about your topic, but not every article is useful for your purpose. Therefore it is very important to distinguish useful and not useful literature. Different searching methods are known, but everyone needs to figure out which way is the best for themselves. One way is to start with some general keywords and then add more and more specific keywords regarding your topic.

Scientific Writing: Steps in Writing Process

Monday, June 29, 2015

Before starting

There are lots of different ways to communicate with your scientific surrounding. You can write a thesis, a scientific paper for a journal, a review or held a presentation or present a poster at a scientific conference. Before starting you have to think about the best way to share your results/findings with others.

Scientific Writing: Articles and Other Formats

Sunday, June 28, 2015

As there are different purposes of publishing a scientific article you can find different kinds of texts. Every text type has its own statements, advantages and characteristics. The content and message of a publication should be clear before getting started. Following different text forms are shortly presented.

Research Paper

A research paper is meant to communicate your recent research results with your scientists all over the world. Therefore you need to include different kind of information and traditionally it contains the following points:

Introduction to Scientific Writing

A time-saving overview of the essentials
Friday, June 26, 2015

After finishing my Bachelor I was looking back on my bachelor thesis and was wondering how I could further improve my writing in terms of my upcoming master studies thesis and as a scientist. Therefore I started reading and studying a lot about scientific writing and how to publish research outcomes. Since I think of it as an important key skill for students and scientists as well, I would like to share the results of my work and learning by providing you with a hopefully useful and time-saving overview of the essentials of scientific writing.

A Digital Collaboratory for Scientific Collaboration and E-Learning

Collaboration Network for Biomedical Scientists
Monday, November 25, 2013

At the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), more than 80 groups perform research in the university's main research area Biomedical Sciences. The groups and their doctoral students are affiliated to three different faculties (Biology, Medicine and Chemistry), a couple of scientific centers, several BMBF or DFG projects and currently three DFG research training groups, as well as the university's biomedical graduate school BIOME with 6 further research cores.

Twitter as a tool for scientists

Join the worldwide conversation about your field of interest and keep track of the latest developments via Twitter
Friday, August 30, 2013

You'll probably have heard of Twitter, the fastest-growing social network in the world with more than half a billion users worldwide. If you're not yet an experienced Twitter user, you may only have a vague idea of what value Twitter can have for you especially as a Ph.D. student or researcher.