We hope we may provide a nice new academic home for you at the netstim.
On this page, we want to give some useful quick tips regarding the “onboarding process” to quickly become productive at the netstim.
Here are the things you really need to do to get started.
- Get a transponder key for the lab (-> pre-filled application form [internal] / Talk to Andy). Check here [intranet] for the opening hours of the key management office.
- Get your e-mail registered to the neuromodulation section (-> Talk to Julius) and netstim (-> Talk to Andy) groups. Check here for the opening hours
- Get a Slack account and get on the following three Slack channels:
- Get an account to edit our online resources (-> talk to Leon or Qiang Wang).
- Our gitbooks (including this one).
- Get a twitter account (see below).
- Get some software installed (see below).
- Twitter. In my humble opinion, Science Twitter is the most important tool to conduct impactful research. In case you're on twitter, connect to us (see below). If you're new to it, maybe check out whom we follow to get some inspiration of what could be interesting, to you, too.
- For some reasons why twitter may be helpful, see these blog posts by Caitlin Vander Weele or Micah Allen.
- Twitter handles of people affiliated with the netstim: @leaddbs, @leadconnectome, @andreashorn_, @b_alfatly, @neumann_wj, @qiangwangdr, @c_neudorfer, @LLGoede, @NingfeiL, @b_hollunder, @simonoxen
- Researchgate. RG is yet another social media framework for academia but it helps to keep track of papers, get your research structured online and find helpful papers that are related to your work. Also, RG is Berlin based, so why not support the locals.
We can recommend working with a mac (or if not with linux) in neuroscience – it’s a joy to work with them. The reason is the unixoid foundation of the OS, i.e. the possibility to use a lot of command-line based software suites that are not available for windows (for instance major software pipelines like FSL and FreeSurfer are not but it doesn’t end there). Finally, logging into remote clusters via ssh is seamless on mac or linux – while a bit cumbersome on windows.
- SmartGit – a GUI for git we can recommend. But any Git GUI (or command line if you prefer so) is fine of course.
- Franz Multimessenger – a great messenger app that will make it easier to connect you to Slack and other services