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Being a scientist requires certain characteristics such as 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, etc.
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 in resource-limited settings. Many young researchers fail to mature as professional scientists upon their return to their country from advanced training elsewhere.
PLoS Computational Biology provides Ten Simple Rules for Aspiring Scientists in a Low-Income Country to help researchers in all types of labs to overcome the hurdles of doing research in resource-limited settings.
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The “Ten Simple Rules” collection of PLoS Computational Biology provides quick, concentrated guide for mastering some of the professional challenges research scientists face in their careers.
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