Checklist: joining the group

  • Check this page
  • Send your picture and info to Leo, to be added on the website
  • Join group Slack (ask for invitation if necessary)
  • Join regular group meetings. For info on times and places, you can join the group gcalendar; otherwise, find out the times from other group members.
  • Start following main journals (Nature, Science..) with Feedly or another reader. Later add other relevant journals and feeds. Keeping track on the latest research is essential.
  • Read code of conduct and expectations for lab members
  • Familiarize with the material below; available here also for later reference.
  • Get a unique researcher identifier (ORCID)!
  • Start to keep systematic and detailed track record on your academic activities (presentations, publications, mobility, software releases, relevant positions in academia, academic societies or companies etc); including date, place, and other relevant information; these details will be needed many times later on in academic career.
  • Check the group home page. All publications and other research outputs (data, code, video etc.) of the research group can be found from there (and if not, please send a note to Leo)

The Lab manual from Aly lab contains many good aspects. Will be updated for our situation later but meanwhile have a look and pick up the relevant parts.

Research ethics and integrity

Guidelines on responsible research conduct (Finnish National Board on Research Integrity)

Finnish National Board on Research Integrity has various resources on research ethics

Writing research papers

Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published

Public outreach

Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations

Guidelines on public outreach in research: Finnish / English / Swedish. The Committee for Public Information, 2018.

Review process

Ten simple rules for writing a response to reviewers Noble WS (2017). PLoS Comput Biol 13(10): e1005730.

Ten simple rules for reviewers Bourne PE, Korngreen A (2006). PLoS Comput Biol 2(9): e110.

PhD and Postdoc process

Ten simple rules for surviving an interdisciplinary PhD

Ten Simple Rules for Finishing Your PhD

According to the Government Decree on University Degrees (1039/2013) Section 21, the objective of postgraduate studies is that the doctoral student:

  • becomes well-versed in his/her own field of research and its social significance
  • gains knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge within his/her field of research;
  • becomes conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of his/her own field of research;
  • acquires such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines relating to his/her own field of research which enables him/her to follow developments in them;
  • acquires sufficient communication and language skills and other necessary skills in order to work in extensive and demanding expert and development roles and in international collaborative settings.


Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants

Team resources

We aim to share source materials within the group: