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Data Management: Workshops & Events

Online Workshops for Data Management & Scholarly Communications

In addition to the workshops listed below, addition online and face-to-face workshops and events are offered by the library.   Check them out here: Library Events

An updated list of dates and times of Fall 2017 workshops will be coming soon.

Spring 2017 Workshops

Writing a Successful Data Management Plan

Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently and ensure the long term use of your data!   This seminar will cover how researchers can plan, manage, describe, and document their data throughout the life of their research project and considerations for long term data management.  This workshop will also overview funding agency requirements for data management plans when submitting grant applications and how the DMP Tool can help.

Monday, February 27 at 12:00

Monday, March 27 at 1:00

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Organizing, Documenting, and Sharing Your Data

Keeping your data well–described can make your research easier, and more accurate. This workshop will demonstrate different software tools for organizing files, and saving important information about your datasets. This workshop will also overview tips for de-identifying data before it’s shared and finding places to share data.

Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00  

Monday, April 10 at 12:00 

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Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding “predatory publishers”

Do you often wonder how to select a journal in which to publish or wonder about the quality of a journal?  This interactive session will demonstrate tools to identify potential journals in your field, how to determine impact factors for journals (Journal Citation Reports, Scimago), how to find where a journal is indexed for dissemination, and tools to evaluate the quality of journals.  Reputable, peer-reviewed Open Access journals are on the rise, but so are “predatory publisher” that charge publication fees but do little in terms of peer review. Tips and tools to identify legitimate open access journals and avoid predatory publishers will also be covered, to help you determine if publishing in a specific open access journal will be worth the author fee.

Monday February 13 at 12:00 pm

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Assessing your scholarly impact using the h-index and altmetrics

This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including through citation analysis and the H-index.  The workshop will allow you to explore a range of tools (Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar) to obtain citation counts and calculate the h-index.  How to create your own Google Citations profile and new “altmetrics” that examine web 2.0’s role in assessing impact will also be covered.   

Wednesday, March 8 at 12:00   
Monday March 13 at 1:00  

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My Bibliography and SciENcv: Using MyNCBI for grant reporting, compliance and your biosketch

MyNCBI is an online tool with multiple functions including the ability to create biosketches for multiple federal agencies using SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) in addition to using My Bibliography for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. 

This workshop will cover how to:

  • create a MyNCBI account and link it to your eRA Commons account
  • populate and manage My Bibliography
  • use My Bibliography for NIH grant compliance
  • use SciENcv to create different biosketches
  • link to and import ORCID ID publication information into SciENcv.

Monday, February 20 at 12:00 

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Expanding Public Access for Federally Funded Research - Funding Agency Policies for Sharing Data and Open Access Policies

You may already be aware of the NIH Public Access Policy that requires NIH funded research articles must be publicly accessible in PubMedCentral within 12 months of publication or the NSF requirement for a data management plan.   But are you aware of the open access and data sharing policies coming from other federal agencies such as DOE, DOD, NEH,   Attend this workshop for an overview of the new open access and data sharing policies coming out of the various federal agencies for funded agency research.

Wednesday, March 29 at 12:00

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Using Multi-Media and Other Copyrighted Material in the Classroom

This webinar offers guidance to instructors using print and multimedia resources in the classroom (both face-to-face and online). The session will review current copyright law and how to make Fair Use determinations when using copyrighted materials in your course.  We will explore the differences between face-to-face classroom and online use of video, music, images, and articles.

Tuesday, February 7 at 12:00

Thursday,  March 2 at 1:00  

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Scholarly Publishing: What you need to know about Copyright, Fair Use, & Avoiding Plagiarism

The dissertation is often a first major publishing experience for a graduate student.  Did you know that you own the copyright on your work until you transfer copyright to a publisher?  Come to this session and learn about your rights as an author.  This workshop will also review how to make a fair use determination, how and when it possible to use copyrighted materials in your dissertations, and how to avoid plagiarism. 

Thursday, January 26 at 12:00 noon 

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What is an ORCID ID and why should you get one?

Have you been asked for an ORCID ID when submitting a manuscript to a journal or in grant submission systems?  Do you have a common name or have publications under different aliases?   Would you like to keep track of your research outputs all in one place?  Attend this workshop to learn more about ORCID IDs and why you should get one, how to get your free ORCID ID, and how to set up your ORCID profile. 

ORCID is increasingly integrated into research systems, including ScienCV. Some funders (such as the Department of Energy) and publishers (such as PLOS and Nature), want you to provide your ORCID ID when you submit a proposal or manuscript.  ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor Identification. The purpose of ORCID is to disambiguate authors of scholarly work and to better connect researchers to their research output and to each other. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers.


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