Germinate Science Consulting (GSC) is an experimental project for former Nature microbiology editor Andrew Jermy, PhD.
GSC has a few simple aims:
1) To help researchers ensure that their hard work is communicated in a clear, accurate and complete manner in a draft manuscript.
2) To demystify the publishing process by providing detailed insight into the editorial assessment of a study, provide advice on how to improve a draft manuscript and on appropriate journals that could be considered for submission.
3) To work with researchers to hone their grant applications to strengthen the likelihood of obtaining funding.
4) Through delivery of seminars and workshops, offer training for early (and later) career researchers in a range of topics relating to generating and handling data, communicating and publishing science, and developing a career.
GSC is currently focussed on serving the microbiology field, but will consider project work and training in other fields also.