The 2015 Three-minute Talk (TmT) competition is now accepting applicants! This communication training and awards program is a unique opportunity to flex your presentation muscles with a chance to receive prestige, travel or training support, a professionally produced video of your research, and most importantly, communication skill development. See this month’s front page for the TmT announcement with program details.
In preparation for your TmT presentations, we are devoting most of this issue to copyright regulations. Given the easy access to millions of images and videos via Internet search engines, navigating copyright protection has become a critical skill. I’ll be honest; I knew very little about intellectual property laws before becoming editor of this newsletter. I’ve learned on the job, and boy has it been an eye-opening experience. From licensing to fair use doctrine, copyright rules can make for a steep learning curve. That’s why we’ve summed up the copyright basics in this month’s feature article “The Arts: What You Need to Know About Copyrights.” Once you’ve mastered copyright regulations, test your new knowledge with our quiz.
Plenty of fun announcements can be found inside too, including our 2014 Graduate Partnership Program graduates, 2015 annual retreat information, NICHD-hosted February programs, and new Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) application procedures. Enjoy!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Please send questions, comments, or concerns to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.