The Edge for Scholars encourages candid, but civil, conversation.  Our moderators have broad discretion to remove comments and remove or edit posts that violate our Terms of Service or the rules below.  Repeated violations will get a user banned.

Stay on topic  We are a career development website for biomedical researchers, so posts and links about topics like mentoring, networking, grant strategy, writing, and other things in our tags are encouraged.

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