Let us say, you are suggested that no matter what you want to do in science you would have the same salary which you have at present and the same chances for future promotions. What desirable for you proportions of activities would you choose? Please, also indicate the real proportions which you actually had last several years in your work .
Type of work
Desirable proportion, %
Teaching (tutoring) graduate students
Generation of new scientific ideas
Generation of new inventions
Theoretical development of new scientific ideas of other scientists (this is meant to be your own, personal theoretical work).
Theoretical development of your own new scientific ideas (this is meant to be your own, personal theoretical work)
Experimental development of your own new scientific ideas (this is meant to be your own, personal experimental work).
Experimental development of new scientific ideas of other scientists (this is meant to be your own, personal experimental work).
Service related to evaluation, review of novel scientific ideas, proposals, hypothesis, inventions of other scientists.
Another service typical for scientists and professors (editorial, community etc.)
Writing scientific papers, reviews, inventions, books.
Search for sources of funds, writing proposals to get money for research
Management of scientific research (dean, chair, president, group leader etc.)
Reading scientific literature
Other works what you are doing at present, but they are too plain and trivial for you. (Indicate what kind waste of your time works you have).
Other works what you consider worth doing, but you do not have time for that. (Indicate sort of work if you want).
Please, indicate your present position /title, name, if you want, or write anonymous.
Please, check if the sum of percentages in green column is 100%. The same for yellow column.
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