The research fairy, but spooky
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~ Talking about getting ready to go to the conference for the Society for Clinical Trials ~

My thesis supervisor: So I guess you're all ready to go then?

Me: Yeah, I know how cons work, I got my Captain Kirk outfit ready and it's amazing

Supervisor: Wait

@bgcarlisle Please post pictures of you giving your presentation in a Captain Kirk outfit.

@bgcarlisle ...I find I am full of questions I can barely conceptualize. For starters, how do you know you're attending the *actual* Society conference, and not the control group?

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Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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