12/3/20 C-Star: The Business of Science
Time: December 3, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Central Standard Time
Scientists are taught the intricacies of experimental methods to probe complex systems with the goal being discovery. However, the daily practice of science is a business, and, as with any business, scientists have marketing, public relations, research & development, distribution, finance and strategy considerations, just to name a few. Unfortunately, these areas (except for R&D) are not part of the typical PhD education but will be the subject of this webinar.
Richard L. Lieber, PhD, MBA
Chief Scientific Officer + Senior Vice President of Research
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Name the scientific practices that parallel business practices such as marketing, distribution, finance and strategy.
- Describe the components of a grant in business terms.
- Identify the risk-reward tradeoffs in the typical scientific career.
- Point to areas of business that could assist their scientific career.
Accreditation: None Offered
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari