How Not to Be a Bioinformatician
1 Independent, Cambridge, UK
2 Covenant University Nigeria, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, KM 10 Idiroko road, Ota, Nigeria
3 Data Integration and Knowledge Management, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Meyerhofstr. 1, 69117, Heidelberg, Germany
Source Code for Biology and Medicine 2012, 7:3 doi:10.1186/1751-0473-7-3Published: 28 May 2012
Although published material exists about the skills required for a successful bioinformatics career, strangely enough no work to date has addressed the matter of how to excel at not being a bioinformatician. A set of basic guidelines and a code of conduct is hereby presented to re-address that imbalance for fellow-practitioners whose aim is to not to succeed in their chosen bioinformatics field. By scrupulously following these guidelines one can be sure to regress at a highly satisfactory rate.