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How Not to Be a Bioinformatician

Manuel Corpas1*, Segun Fatumo2 and Reinhard Schneider3

Author Affiliations

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

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Source Code for Biology and Medicine 2012, 7:3  doi:10.1186/1751-0473-7-3

Published: 28 May 2012

Abstract

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.