Does anyone have any experience with this organisation? Their website front page states that they are a not-for-profit organisation that is "helping leading researchers in all fields with their non-science duties and responsibilities" (emphasis theirs). I've somehow ended up on their mailing list, and get frequent emails with an advice column-style question and answer of the day. Some of it has been really good stuff, covering issues such as personnel and laboratory management. You know, the kinds of things that PIs are expected to know how to do despite never being offered any training.
Last week I was offered the chance to download a sample issue of the monthly newsletter, which usually costs $199 (members) or $267 (non-members) for 12 issues. The content was relevant and interesting, with some overlap with parts of my job description. It's a US publication, with a US-centric content, but most of the articles were more or less applicable to other countries. However, the majority of the articles were very similar to the posts I can read for free on the various Prof-blogs out there.
Does anyone have a subscription? Is it worth the money? Or is it aimed more at PIs who aren't familiar with the blogosphere?
(Realises that if the latter option is true, she's asking the wrong crowd. Decides to cross-post on her other blog to increase the chances of finding a blogosphere-savvy PI with a subscription).
Getting the message across…
4 hours ago