Savvy Researcher Workshops Announced

50 minutes, hands-on workshops that will help you improve your research and information management skills. The Savvy Researcher workshops cover over 50 unique titles in over 90 sessions. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Revamping Your Research Plan: Citation Chasing, Keyword Searching, and More
  • Using qualtrics.com to program and conduct surveys
  • Digital Publishing with Scalar
  • GIS for Research II: GIS Research, Data Management, and Visualization
  • Smart and Simple Data Management
  • Messy Data? Clean it up with OpenRefine!
  • Advanced Text Mining Techniques with Python and HathiTrust Data

And much more! For more details and registration:   http://go.library.illinois.edu/savvyresearcher

All sessions held at the Main Library, Room 314 unless otherwise noted.

Software Carpentry Workshop Announced

Software Carpentry is hosting a workshop for women to learn to code:

Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22
1040 NCSA
9am – 4:30pm
Meals Provided

All people who identify as women or as non-binary are welcome
No programming experience assumed

Register Here

Hands-on workshops that start with the basics and teach you how to:
➔ organize your research computationally
➔ automate repetitive tasks
➔ make your research reproducible
➔ help other researchers access your work
➔ use your work collaboratively

This workshop will teach you to work with R and the Unix shell and will familiarize you with database and version control tools.

Data Science Day – Oct. 10

Data Science Day is fast approaching! This event, which is a celebration of data science from across our campus, will take place on October 10 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Events include multiple sessions focusing on the application of data science in a variety of research fields including agriculture, health, finance, the humanities, and education, as well as the theoretical foundations. Continue reading

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/