The Beckman Institute offers three postdoctoral fellows programs: the Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program, the Beckman–Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellows Program, and the Carle Foundation Hospital–Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Applications for the 2018 postdoctoral fellows programs are accepted until Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.


IT Professionals Forum Fall 2017 registration is now open. This free two-day event offers workshops and training sessions on a variety of information technology topics. Wednesday, Nov. 1: main conference at I Hotel and Conference Center. Thursday, Nov. 2: workshops around campus and Research Park. Most training sessions have limited space and registration is required.

Urbana IT Professionals Forum registration is open


Academic Integrity Tools Discussion – Oct, 11 at 3:30 p.m in 428 Armory

IGET’s first meeting of the year will focus on academic integrity tools. Speakers from College of Business, CITL and ATLAS will discuss the Academic Integrity Module, ProctorU and the Identity Verification System, respectively.

IGET is a community of education technology professionals from across campus (and beyond) who share knowledge and experiences. All are welcome.

Beckman’s Visualization Lab featured in Oct. 10 Tech Talk

As part of the Beckman Institute’s Tech Talk series, Travis Ross, manager of Beckman’s Visualization Lab, will provide an overview of the lab and its services from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 5602. Josh Gibson, a.k.a. @DrStrangeAnt, will explain how the lab has aided his research. A hands-on demo in the lab will follow the talk. The next talk in the series features the Microscopy Suite on Nov. 14.

Statistics, Survey, and Data Consulting Services Trainings

Do you need help…

  • Figuring out what statistics to run?
  • Interpreting your results?
  • Finding data for a project?
  • Creating a database?

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

View the full schedule of trainings at

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 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:

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