Time to write a final report on a completed grant!

Don't worry, it's only a first draft

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14 Responses to Time to write a final report on a completed grant!

  1. Fantastic. You have no idea how much I would like to submit something like this.

  2. Grant says:

    “The Bioinformatic’s community”

    Sigh. Perhaps you could cheekily point out that seeing as “The Bioinformatic’s community” (sic) doesn’t exist, there’s nothing to support…

    On the other hand, the CIHR could support the bioinformatics community, or rather one member of it, by tossing loads of funding my way ;-)

    JK, of course. Although seriously loads of funding would nice :-)

    • Well, I don’t know. Maybe there’s some supernatural deity called The Bioinformatic, who has a community of worshipers I’m supposed to join in order to get more funding?

      • Grant says:

        So… if I rename myself ‘The Bioinformatic’, CIHR will give me loads of money and everyone will come and worship me at my blog?

        Sounds good. Must put that down on my to-do list. It’d be a whole lot easier that grant applications, after all.

        Ironically (or hilariously, depending on your point of view) I have a post in draft titled ‘Are bioinformaticians gods?’ Maybe I ought to run that tomorrow…?

        • Grant says:

          Grrr. *than* grant applications. Sigh

        • Grant says:

          Lest my last paragraph be misread as me blatantly plugging my blog (but gods are allowed to do that, right?), I originally wrote that post almost a year ago; it’s been sitting in the drafts ever since – Cathy’s remarks reminded me of it.

  3. ICK Cath – all I can say is I think that is the worst thing we have to do – I hate end of grant reports – its like showing your mom your grade card – yuck

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      Heh! And that was always just fine as long as you had good grades to report, right? :)

      • I recently had to submit a five-year roll-up report for a grant for which I had already submitted twenty (20) quarterly progress reports. Did the agency (or their *ahem* regional counterparts) simply synthesize the content of those twenty (20) reports? No, they did not. Was the format of the data required for the consolidated one different enough from the twenty (20) other ones to be a right royal pain in the tail? Yes, yes it was.

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