Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff, and you are connected to the universe.
– V. Rubin

A few recommended reference materials:

  1. EAG blog – link
  2. RSC’s building a better (Chem) culture webinar series – link
  3. International Space Science Institute (ISSI, Bern) youtube channel – link
  4. SETI youtube channel – link
  5. LPI youtube channel (planetary) – link
  6. Royal Society of Edinburgh youtube channel – link
  7. Royal Society youtube channel – link
  8. Geological Society, London youtube channel (currently their “Year of Space) – link
  9. International Association for Geoscience Diversity – link   
  10. Diversity in Geoscience (DIG) – UK – link
  11. AdvanceGeo – link
  12. Vitae – Research Integrity a landscape study – link, link 2 (scroll down)
  13. Geochemical Society social media – link
  14. EAG early career section – link
  15. Know the odds – link
  16. In the tough academic job market….. – link
  17. How likely are you to land an academic job? – link
  18. So Many Research Scientists, So Few Openings As Professors – link
  19. Nextgen Lunar opportunities listing – http://nextgenlunar.weebly.com/job-postings.html
  20. Vitae – Researcher Development Framework lenses – link
  21. Royal Astronomical Society – link
  22. Meteoritical Society – link
  23. Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) – link
  24. Expectations of Ph.D Student-Supervisor mode of work – link 1, and link 2 (short quiz).
  25. A writing guide for petrological (& other geological) manuscripts by T.N. Irvine and D. Rumble III – link to pdf
  26. A glossary of terms and definitions used in analytical geochemistry by P. J. Potts – link to pdf.
  27. An editorial view on publishing articles by Marc D. Norman and Penny L. King – link to pdf
  28. Six things to do before writing your manuscript and eleven steps to structuring a science paper – link and link 2
  29. Francis’s perspective on writing – link
  30. Authorship, some considerations – link, link 2 (b), link 3, as per COPE that guides us (link 4).
  31. Video by Steve Barnes, CSIRO, concerning review of journal articles – www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L3jGZkRcKQ
  32. Writing highly effective reviews of a scientific manuscript – Link
  33. A quick guide to writing a solid peer review – Link
  34. How to review a paper – Link
  35. The art of responding to reviews – Link
  36. Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editorsLink
  37. A list of useful editorial resources including some addressing ethical dilemmas in scientific publishing – Link
  38. UK concordat to support research integritylink to pdf
  39. UK Researcher Development Concordat link
  40. A useful resource with career planning tools and much more – www.vitae.ac.uk
  41. Tips for running your own research group (Wellcome Trust)  – Link
  42. AGU’s policy on scientific integrity and professional ethics (2017) – Link
  43. Geochemical Society’s career center  – link
  44. European Association of Geochemistry’s early career section – link
  45. AGU’s career center – link
  46. Evidence-based journal article. Has contemporary academia Outgrown the Carl Sagan Effect?https://www.jneurosci.org/content/36/7/2077
  47. (HHMI) Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition – link from which to download the full book
  48. (HHMI) Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves – link from which to download the full book
  49. Food for thought re. ‘troublesome’ metrics relative to altruism, and integrity that should be inherent among academics – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5206685/
  50. If you wish to continue in academia this concise little black book is recommended.
    A PhD is not Enough! A Guide to Survival in Science by P. J. Feibelman link to pdf (The slim paperback is satisfying too.)
  51. The UK academic system [with wider relevance] by G. J. Barton – link to pdf
  52. Error propagation – link (summary) and link2 (uncertainties and error propagation by Vern Lindberg), and link3
  53. There are a great many resources available addressing the current status and exemplary successful approaches to improve inclusion and diversity in science and wider academia / work places. Here are just a few links on the topic:
    a) Tapping all Talents
    b) Royal Society – Diversity in Science
    c) UCU – The position of women and BME staff in professorial roles

The above list is by no means exhaustive. There are many useful career perspectives / interviews, job listings, conduct / procedure policies, guidance, and reports, as well as professional development tools available from a number of professional societies and other bodies. A high level of education is an enormous privilege and extremely useful achievement that can open all kinds of doors in all kinds of sectors. Having an open mind at any point in time is no bad thing at all.