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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Next Webinar

Wednesday October 20 @ 12:00 PM (AEDT)

Background work before writing a grant

There is actually a lot of work required before you start putting pen to paper when preparing an application for research funds. This webinar will take you through the realities of applying for funding, how to better understand the priorities of those providing the investment and the importance of being able to clearly articulate your project outcome. Bringing together these elements into your applications will improve your chances of receiving funding.

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Time for RECESS! Take a break, read about finding fake papers, chill out in the deep sea and learn about colour. Also don’t forget to register for our next free monthly webinar.

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Time for RECESS! We are excited to announce that the Essential Skills for Scientists online professional development program has now been officially launched!

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Time for RECESS! Take a break, learn tips for grant proposals, read about finding your next job and share a laugh about replying to spam. 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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