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04/07/14
Resolving Problems: Conflict resolution, Data overload and Author ambiguity
Filed under: First Year on Job, Post-docs, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 10:43 am

Last weekend I was invited to and attended a terrific meeting
where I met scholars, acquaintances and friends who face
many of the problems we all do.

Please let me share three of many take-aways:

1.  Rebecca Bryant (see how she uses it)shared a tool you
should consider using that has been adopted by many in the
biomedical field. ORCID.
It provides a unique, confidential identification and tracking
system. 

2.  Sam Molyneux did a wonderful job describing where he
and his company Sciencescape has paved a new approach
to dealing with our problem of ‘publication overload’ and
the fact that we need to keep up with breaking news in our
fields of research and commerce, yet there are too many
places to look.  This really has a lot of promise in all fields
of basic (where publication scooping can happen) and
applied research (where others may patent in areas that
will exclude what you or your company wish to protect.)
A short video relays the story of this disruptive innovation
nicely.

3.  Antonio Nunex and Anna Kopec outlined four strategies
for resolving conflicts and discussed how we could incorporate
the core values and interests of both stakeholders
in
issues where there seems to be differences.  (View the
power point slides available from the screen linked above.)
I appreciated their candor in isolating one issue at a time and not
going immediately to ’solution mode,’ which can limit
options and sometimes to a no-win situation via manipulation.
They carefully expressed that you allow questions to be
posed and go to primary interests at heart which could be
self-esteem, relationships, excellence, financial security
or reputation (respect) .

One Response to “Resolving Problems: Conflict resolution, Data overload and Author ambiguity”

  1. site admin Says:
    ORCID is Open Researcher and Contributor ID registry that
    maintains a registry of unqiue identifiers. It is a persistent
    digital identifier with 16 digit number and will be associated
    with all publications and applications. It is controlled by the
    author.
    The Electrochemical Society encourages all members to join
    in Interface Spring 2014, p. 16.

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