Frequently asked questions
Visit our Repository and use the search bar to narrow your search. Keywords should be separated by white spaces and can mix words from different fields (e.g. 'machine learning London' or 'neuron computational modeling'). You can filter results to display only profiles from under-represented countries (list based on the World's Bank list of Low, Lower-Middle and Upper-Middle income economies as of August 2017).
Look at the profile provided by the researcher and Google them for other profiles (e.g. LinkedIn, institution, ResearchGate, …). Read the recommendations if any, making sure they are sound (e.g. if Recommender A says 'great talk at OHBM 2017', check the OHBM 2017 program and maybe watch the video if available). Important note: the researchers are sole responsible for their profiles and we cannot guarantee authenticity.
It is a vicious circle: researchers need to be known to get invited as speakers but they need to be invited as speaker to get known. This cycle can be broken by taking a chance and inviting someone less recognized. Don't forget that younger scientists also have things to say and they might be more approachable/committed.
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Visit the Repository and enter the researcher's name in the search bar or keywords related to your field. Click on 'View Profile' to view the detailed profile of a scientist you would like to recommend. You can then click the 'Recommend' button at the top right corner or click the 'write her one' link in the Recommendation section. Anyone can submit a recommendation, male or female. Recommendations must be positive. When recommending a researcher, please make sure to include all relevant information, e.g. whether you have seen this person talk at an event before, and where and when that was (as videos of the event might be available). Also include any potential conflicts of interest, disclosing any personal relationship with the scientist (e.g. colleague, close friend, student, ...). At the moment, it is NOT possible to edit a recommendation, but contact us for related queries.
At the moment, editing your information can be done by contacting Women in Neuroscience Repository, mentioning the exact information to modify.
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