rOpenSci Fellowships Available

rOpenSci has three Fellowships available. Deadline to apply Sept 1, 2017.

rOpenSci promotes a culture of open, transparent, and reproducible research across various research domains. Everything we do, from developing high-quality open-source software for data science and, software review, to building community through events like our community calls and annual unconference, is geared toward lowering barriers to reproducible, open science.

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Software Carpentry Workshop August 31

NCSA and CSE will host several Software Carpentry workshops in the fall term. The first is August 31. To register visit go.illinois.edu/swc.

Topics will include an introduction to Python, shell scripting (Bash), and version control with Git.  If you are planning workshops which rely on any of these topics, this is a good chance to make sure prospective students are prepared.

For questions email training@cse.illinois.edu

LabVIEW CLAD Certification Training Available

LabVIEW CLAD Certification Training is available August 14-18. This training, which typically costs $8,000 is being offered to Illinois faculty, staff and students for only $30. LabVIEW is a “systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.”

Registration is required by August 1, 2017. For more information and to register visit the Illinois WebStore.

Presentation: Research Data Services at Cambridge

The Research Data Service is hosting a visit by Marta Teperek, the current Research Data Facility Manager at the University of Cambridge, from July 13-14. She’ll be presenting on their data services program on Friday, July 14, and all are welcome to attend.

When:

2:00 PM Friday, July 14th

Commons at Grainger Library (Second Floor)

Abstract:

How to make research data services work? How to create successful services which will be useful to the academic community? Marta will talk about her experience leading the development of research data services in Cambridge. She will talk about the Cambridge strategy for service development and innovation, including the initial failed attempt to get the research community engaged. She will then explain specific undertaking which allowed Cambridge to become more democratic and to better engage both researchers and staff. The talk will conclude with short reflections into what worked in Cambridge, what did not go so well and what could have been done differently.

Bio:

Dr Marta Teperek did a Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge. Having first-hand experience of problems that researchers face on a day-to-day basis, with the journals’ impact factor, and not the quality of the research process, dictating the future of their academic career, Marta decided to get professionally involved in advocating for Open Research and for better reproducibility in science. In 2015 she joined the University of Cambridge and led the creation and development of the Research Data Management Facility, supporting researchers at the University of Cambridge in good management and sharing of research data. While at Cambridge, Marta initiated and overseen the Data Champions programme and the Open Research Pilot. In August 2017 Marta will move to TU Delft in Netherlands, where she will lead the Research Data Stewardship project.

Statistical Consulting Service

Do you need help with statistics in your research?

Graduate students with statistical expertise will be available for free consultations to help with questions about statistical analysis.  Consultants have expertise in a variety of statistical software, including R, Stata, SPSS and SAS.

For more information visit https://publish.illinois.edu/statsconsulting/statistical-consulting/

Supercomputing for students

University of Illinois students interested in high-performance and extreme-scale computing can sign up now for the Joint Laboratory for Extreme-Scale Computing (JLESC) Summer School, which takes place July 20-21 at NCSA. The summer school will feature two days of talks on topics like Python, MPI, OpenACC and more. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Register today.

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