Workshop Registration

Most researchers already share their findings using traditional formats such as journal articles, conference presentations, and reports. But digital data in machine-readable formats afford new dissemination possibilities that go beyond these print-based formats and allow us to also publish the underlying data from our research so that others can replicate our findings or derive new results of their own. In addition, it is increasingly expected by journals (eg. PLOSOne, Nature) and federal funding agencies (eg. NIH or NSF) that researchers make their data publicly available, such as depositing to open data repositories. However, if not planned in advance, sharing data can sometimes be difficult and time intensive. In this session we will explore the options that you have for “publishing” your digital research data in ways that facilitate reuse and help you get appropriate attribution.

In the first half of the session, we will discuss the many considerations for publishing your digital research data, such as copyright issues, applying appropriate licenses, persistent citations, and documentation formats.

In the second half, a range of data publishing options will be explored, including subject-specific and institutional repositories for data. Using the new Data Repository at the University of Minnesota (DRUM) as an example, participants will experience the data publishing workflow from selection, to curatorial review, to final publication. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on guidance from DRUM data curators on their own data publishing needs.

Recommended for U of M researchers (faculty, post-docs, graduate students, staff). Participants with existing data that they would like to make more publicly available are encouraged to stay after the session for one-on-one consultation and bring their data files and existing data documentation.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 2 Magrath Library
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Monday, November 9, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 2 Magrath Library
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Learn tips for using free tools to maintain your online academic identity. We will explore sites that list your publications, host slides from your presentations, and note social media mentions of your work as well as others that can bring all your professional work together in one place people will find it.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
310 Walter Library
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Learn how to use Microsoft Word features effectively and efficiently so you can focus on your research instead of your formatting! You will learn to insert images and charts, get page numbers in the right place, generate tables of contents and figures; and more. This workshop covers the basic formatting you'll need to comply with Graduate School guidelines and uses Office 2013. We will be using a template and not be working with individual dissertations. Class materials and short videos can be found on our Moodle class page.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the instructor at least one week prior to the workshop.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Instructor(s): Kristen Mastel
Friday, October 16, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Instructor(s): Kristen Mastel

Find out more about funding opportunities available to new researchers. Learn how to use Pivot (from Community of Science), SciVal Funding and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Resources for the course are listed under Researcher Support.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
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Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at four common citation managers: Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. Their features will be compared so you can decide which citation manager best meets your needs. Note: Recorded workshop available.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
310 Walter Library
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This is an asynchronous, self-paced online portion of the two-part Managing your Research Data workshop series. This online portion consists of 5 short videos that introduce crucial topics in data management: digital preservation, metadata and documentation, understanding data ownership, and sharing & re-using research data. Participants should also register for the in-person workshop. The in-person workshop session will focus on a discussion of participants' real-world data management problems.

This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Mendeley to better organize and access your electronic article library. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your PDFs. It includes a fast PDF reader and your library can be synced to the cloud and easily shared with others. It can even create bibliographies in any of hundreds of styles. Come and learn more about this great tool.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Instructor(s): Megan Kocher

Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Learn to add citations to RefWorks and create in-text citations and bibliographies in your Word documents using different citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.). Note: This class is also available online.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Instructor(s): Scott Marsalis

Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can also use Zotero to easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. This class is also available online and has Handouts in Moodle.

Friday, September 18, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Instructor(s): Kristen Mastel
Thursday, September 24, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
310 Walter Library
Instructor(s): Jody Kempf

To request disability accommodations, please contact the instructor at least one week prior to the workshop.