Efforts to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented minorities are important because they are often unlikely to have spontaneous connections with colleagues that develop into coaching or mentoring relationships.
"Integrity and honesty are the foundations upon which scientific inquiry and discovery are built. Trust allows us to believe what others have done and to use the results of others to drive our own research."
"Good scientific practice with clear hypotheses--including experimental designs with solid positive and negative controls--should eliminate most errors that might send your research group down a wrong path."
"The key now is to know how to move forward, to understand the appropriate roles of the reviewer and the reviewed, and to determine how to respond to critiques so that you get that grant funded, eventually, or that paper accepted."