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the research management frame would be more helpful.

I think btw it gets more value than scholar support because it's a proactive service we offer to all scholars on a given stream, rather than waiting for them to only come to us when there's a problem.

the role of the RM should shift from writing the reports for mentors to helping the fellows prepare their own reports for mentors.

I spend a fair amount of time on my projects helping people prep for meetings with their supervisors, yeah. I also used to have scholars edit my written reports before sending to Ethan.

First off: as one of Ethan's current Astra Fellows (and having worked with him since ~last October) I especially think his collaborators in MATS and Astra historically underweight how valuable overcommunicating with Ethan is, and routinely underbook meetings to ask for his support.

Second, I think this post is so dense with useful advice, so I made anki flashcards of Ethan's post using GPT-4 (generated via ankibrain [] , small manual edits.)

You can find them here: