"Building your track record"

"Building your track record"  

  By: Andy Nobes on Feb. 13, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Hi all,

You may find this article interesting. It's written by Deb Brian of the University of Queensland and focuses on 'Tending your own garden', that is, building your research career and profile:


Here are the three takeaway points:

  • Be realistic when choosing the funding schemes to which you will apply, and balance the time you spend writing grant applications with time spent writing papers and ‘tending your garden’.
  • Spend some time looking for alternative funding opportunities, and building networks with other researchers and end users.
  • Make time to think about how you represent your track record, exploring the bibliometric tools at your disposal for analysing and benchmarking your publication record, and following up citations and other measures of reach and impact.

What do you think? Do you already balance your time this way, or is this unrealistic? Are you aware of all the tools that are available for analysing your impact and building your profile?


Andy Nobes

Forum Administrator

Re: "Building your track record"  

  By: Ismael Aaron Kimirei on Feb. 21, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

Hi Andy!

This is a nice article. Just from the three takeaways, I can see the value of reading the entire article. I will make time to do that and mine my own diamond mine :)


IA Kimirei (TAFIRI)


AuthorAID Community Facilitator