Introduction to the Node
First time on the Node? Welcome!Most of the content on the Node is written by developmental biologists in various stages of their career. Have a look at some of the monthly summaries or the examples below for an overview. Further down on this page you can find out how you can contribute content to the Node yourself, but since you’re new, let’s start with a short tour of the site.
NavigationThe top of the page has the main menu, which includes a link to our calendar of upcoming conferences, and four recent “featured posts”. In the left sidebar, you’ll find various ways of navigating the Node: search posts by keyword, by tags and categories for particular topics, or by date through the archive. You’ll also see a short list of recently posted job ads. Below that are links to developmental biology societies and resources you might find useful. At the very top of the left sidebar are different methods to keep up with the Node: email, RSS, Facebook, and Twitter.
Keeping up with the literatureOnce you move to the front page of the Node, or to any of the posts, you’ll see another sidebar on the right-hand side. This sidebar displays the most recent table-of-content feeds for four developmental biology journals.
PostsPosts on the Node are sorted into different categories. You can read them all, or choose your favourite topics. Here’s a sample of posts to show the variety of content on the Node:
|From sharks to mammals||UPMC/Curie international program||Bat embryo||Hope Beyond Hype|
|News||Video||Resources||Stories from the Lab|
|Nobel Prize 2012||Under the microscope||SDB CoRe||Tohoku earthquake|
|Alternative career paths||Interview with Yukiko Yamashita||All funding news||Publishing in the biomedical sciences|
Contributing content to the NodeYou can write your own posts on the Node, add job ads for your lab or institute, or update the events calendar. In all cases, the first thing you need to do is register on the site. After you’ve done that, you’ll have to wait for the Node’s staff to review and approve your account (just to make sure you’re not going to spam us). This can take up to a few days, so if you register now, you won’t have to wait for approval once you’re ready to post.
When your account is approved, you’ll receive full instructions on how to post. Still not sure about something? Check our help page, or drop us a line.