In their classic book management teams, the British psychologist Meredith Belbin used extensive empirical evidence to sustain effective teams require members who can cover nine key roles. These roles range from creative plants who generate new ideas, to disciplined performers who turn plans into action and big-picture coordinators who keep each one who works alongside opportunity galore. Much the same range of roles is critical to science. Unfortunately, the academic system tends to reward only some of these activities significantly which have easily measured outcomes, such as the publication and citation numbers so heavily loaded by promotion and tenure committees. In nature outlines a research group composed largely of what I would call Belbin fuller finishers perfectionists that lead to secure all the to fill all the gaps and defects to get the job done correctly. This particular group is trying to finish the human genome sequence of the reference, which is still full of errors nearly a decade after the first draft was announced in 2000.
It is essential work: modern techniques of sequence still used the reference to the new anchor data even during milling out genomes in a fraction of the cost of the original. But it is also work that he offers little academic rewards beyond the satisfaction of a job done well is not likely give rise to a prominent publication. The identification system could allow so that every researcher has a continuously updated digital resume. Such forgotten contributions to science may soon be easier to assess and quantify this month with an identification of the above proposed copyright system and backed by 23 organizations, including Thomson Reuters, the Group of publication of nature, Elsevier, ProQuest, jumper, CrossRef, the British Library and the Wellcome Trust in. The researcher and contributor to the open identification (ORCID) would be an alphanumeric sequence that identifies only the individual scientist more or less in the same way that a digital object identifier identifies only a paper, book, or other publication of student (more details and the full list of participants will be soon available in.) The system would distinguish between numerous Dr. .