This overview is a collection of tipps, guidelines, and other useful resources helping in conducting and reporting research. Full credit goes to the fantastic people providing and openly sharing this material. If you feel that something is missing or should be removed, please contact us. Good luck with your research!

Personal Health

About staying healthy in stressfull times.


About research methodology, quantative and qualitative methods, meta-studies, validity and fairness


About style, bugs, general tipps, reviewing hints


About how to prepare, design, and conduct engaging presentations

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Very comprehensive overview about different aspects during master and PhD phase, including guidelines for selecting a topic, planning and reflecting a research study, structure and outline of a thesis, classical paper examples, publication venues, research methods, reviewing and presentation skills. I strongly suggest looking into this great collection of resources!

Research Methodology

Scientific Writing

An app that automatically checks your writing for common mistakes, such as lenghty, complex sentences and phrases. Just try it out (at least for fun).

When you are planning your next “performance comparison” figure, and especially if you are using an unordered set of benchmarks, why not consider using a scatter plot?

The book provides skills such that you can develop your own style and visualizations. See an according video for more information:

This repository contains a LaTeX template and a guide for writing a thesis. The guide is typeset with the PSIThesis template, and it contains a lot of concrete recommendations (Chapter 2) that may help you write a compelling scientific thesis. A particular focus is on the topic of designing useful figures and tables (Appendix B).

The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis.

A document by Michael Ernst describing several simple, concrete ways to improve your writing, by avoiding some common mistakes. The end of that document contains more resources for improving your writing.

This page discusses Sarah Nadi’s preferences when it comes to writing papers. It focuses on paper structuring and collaboration rather than to lower-level writing tips.

Claire Le Goues reports in this blog post on here experience about here repeated comments on paper drafts from her students.


Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery is a kind of standard book on how to reach the audience through a presentation. Also, check out his blog on this topic with further materials and videos.

The book explains how to generate and ideas and translate them to short and engaging presentations. See also an according video for more information:

Personal Health

“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle. This blog posts provides guidelines and an alternative look at criticism.

Aditya Parameswaran writes about his experience on how to cope with paper rejection.

Sprint writing sucks. By Stevie Chancellor.