Weekly round-up #178




VALIDATE Annual Meeting 2021 - Register today!

We have some exciting news! VALIDATE's next annual meeting will be taking place online, across three days: 15 September14 October, and 16 November. Since 2017, VALIDATE's Annual Meetings have provided members of our community with a chance to connect, network, build new collaborations and hear about some of the great research that our network has supported over the past 4 years. Each day has a different start time so that as many members from our global community can take part.

We are still adding to the 2021 programme but you can find out more and register for one, two or all of the days on the Annual Meeting 2021 webpage - www.validate-network.org/annual-meeting-2021


A short break from Weekly Round-ups

VALIDATE will be taking a short summer vacation from our Weekly Round-ups for the month of August. The VALIDATE Team will still be on hand to respond to any queries or requests for help and we will be back with Weekly Round-up #179 on 1 September 2021.



You can find a list of all relevant external funding we've spotted for our members on our external funding page.

Training Opportunities and Events:

Find more training and events opportunities on our Training and Events pages.

Job Opportunities:

There are many more relevant career opportunities on our jobs page.



Check out our Publications Page for members' publications and email VALIDATE@ndm.ox.ac.uk if you have a paper you would like us to include.

Highlights on Twitter this week:

The IAVI shared an interview with Stop TB’s Executive Director Lucica Ditiu to mark 100 years of BCG and USAID Kenya talked about their work tackling TB. We shared a fun GIF to promote our Vaccine Delivery Adventure computer game. VALIDATE member Alfredo Torres shared an article about the lack of funding for melioidosis and Write That PhD had more helpful advice including tips for qualitative data collection, designing research projects, ideas for students who want to get published, and 37 tips for writing scientific papers. The Stop TB Partnership launched their Community Award 2021 asking TB affected communities to nominate organisations that work towards ending TB stigma and the BSI announced they were boosting the career development support to their members, and EARA shared the EU Commission’s database of projects using animal research. Nature Careers had interesting articles on seeking diversity to solve complexity,  boiling research down to a 5-minute presentation, and providing resources to non-native English speakers. Follow @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter for all this and more - and take part in BCG100 by using the hashtag #BCG100.


Published: 28 July 2021