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Time to take

a break

Time for RECESS

‘Aha’! moments (also called ‘insight’) happen when your brain isn’t focusing on the problem you’re trying to solve. Scientific ‘aha’ moments lead to scientific breakthroughs.

RECESS aims to help you take breaks to learn and explore new topics, ideas and content that will help you be the best scientist you can be. Enjoy!


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Wed 18 August, 12-12:30pm (AEST)

Being a scientist is one of the most rewarding careers. You will work on solutions to problems with real world application and impact. Unfortunately, being a scientist comes with more rejection than most other professions. You will experience rejection of your ideas, your proposals or tenders, your journal articles and conference papers and job applications…just to name a few. Rejection is common, you are not alone and it’s just a reality of being a scientist. But you do have the ability to learn from rejection, because that is what scientist do – learn from mistakes and failures to do better science!

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Learn about dealing with rejection

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Time for RECESS! Take a break, readout about bias in statistics, learn about dealing with rejection or wonder at a Hooded Nudibranch. Also don’t forget to register for our next free monthly webinar.

Read funny astronomical names

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Time for RECESS! Take a break, read some funny astronomical names, learn about deep tech or watch some kangaroos in the snow. Also don’t forget to register for our next free monthly webinar.

Learn how to sell your science

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Time for RECESS! Take a break, read about communicating or watch the worlds smallest film. Also don’t forget to register for our next free monthly webinar.

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We Will Help You

Quality science that is accessible isn’t possible without improving the personal and science skills of those spending the research dollars. This is the goal of RECESS and GEMS; but we understand that sometimes you need to share the load, which is the support Sativus provides.


Support services for improving the quality and accessibility of research


 Sativus' professional and personal development network.


Sativus' training program to support researchers and managers.

we're here to help

The Sativus team is passionate for ensuring science is high quality, aligned with end-user needs and presented in a language that is understandable by those that need the information. We’d love to know how we can help you.

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