Ten simple rules for aspiring scientists in a low-income country.

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PLoS computational biology, ISSN: 1553-7358, Vol: 4, Issue: 4, Page: e1000024

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http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1000024; http://hdl.handle.net/10669/11054
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Gutiérrez, José María; Moreno Robles, Edgardo
Public Library of Science (PLoS); PLOS Computational Biology, vol. 4, n. 5, e1000024, 2008
Neuroscience; Environmental Science; Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Mathematics; Computer Science; Scientific Communication; Scientists; low-income countries; Comunicación científica; Científicos; Países en vías de desarrollo
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Being a scientist entails a common set of characteristics. Admiring nature and having concern for social issues; possessing a strong academic background, team work abilities, honesty, discipline, skepticism, communication skills, competitiveness, ability to accept and give criticism, and productive relationships are some of the most obvious traits that scientists should have. To be a scientist in a low-income country (LIC), however, requires a complementary set of qualities that are necessary to confront the drawbacks that work against the development of science. The failure of many young researchers to mature as professional scientists upon their return to their country from advanced training elsewhere, motivated us to propose these ten rules.