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U of M Libraries will pilot a series of five workshops over the spring and summer months, designed to be practical as well as educational. (Photo: iStock)

Stay current: Researcher Workshops by the U of M Libraries

Enhance your technical expertise, expand your research presence with these fall and winter workshops

September 7, 2016 — 

From staying current with research in your field to data management and journal metrics, from mapping and stats tools to open access publishing, ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and useful tools such as SciVal, technology is becoming a major factor in research and research funding.

After a successful pilot program this spring, University of Manitoba Libraries will again be offering workshops to help faculty, instructors, grad students and other researchers advance their research skill sets. The Researcher Workshop series has been designed to meet the research needs of faculty and researchers, and these sessions will be beneficial to those looking to learn more about emerging issues such as data management and research metrics, and their influence on research.

Though fairly new in the field of research, these and similar technical topics are likely to continue to grow, and to have a larger impact on research going forward.

The workshops are open to all researchers and faculty, and will provide new ways for participants to enhance their technical expertise and expand their research presence. For example, by learning more about Open Access, participants can increase the discoverability of their research, and also become more familiar with the expectations of various funding agencies.

A full schedule and list of topics can be found below.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Open Access and Funder Requirements

Archives Classroom; Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Canada’s funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) require that peer-reviewed articles resulting from funded research must be made Open Access (accessible freely to the general public) within 12 months after the original publication date. This workshop will review Open Access options to help you comply with the funder requirements.

Presenters: Vickie Albrecht, Sarah Clark

Go here, to register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2770011

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Introduction to Odesi

Brown Lab; Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Attendees will identify, locate and download a Statistics Canada survey (microdata) via the University of Manitoba Libraries subscription to Odesi.   They will also be shown how to locate surveys with specific variables and how they can work with microdata without the need for statistical software on their workstation.

Presenters: Gary Strike

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2770688

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Map Analysis and Publishing Using ArcGIS Desktop
Brown Lab; Elizabeth Dafoe Library
Quite often researchers need to analyze geospatial data and create maps for publication. In this workshop, analyze the proximity of parks to residents in nearby Winnipeg neighbourhoods using an imagery basemap, the 2011 National Housing Survey data, and the ArcGIS Proximity toolset. Prepare your map for publication using a variety of mapping tools.

Presenters: Cynthia Dietz

Go here, to register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2770893

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:30 pm

Introduction to EndNote

Computer Lab; Sciences and Technology Library

The EndNote desktop version is a full-featured reference management program that you can purchase from the bookstore. This workshop will provide a basic introduction to EndNote. Learn how to automatically add references from databases, import and export references manually and use the online search feature in EndNote. Find out how to configure EndNote to use the EndNote Find Full Text feature and cite while you write.

Presenters: Marie Speare

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2770908

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Introduction to Mendeley

Computer Lab; Sciences and Technology Library

Do you struggle with organizing your PDFs? In this session you will learn how you can use this free, easy to use program to quickly organize all your PDF articles, generate bibliographies in a variety of citation styles and cite while you write.
Presenters: Marie Speare

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2770910

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Brown Lab; Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Manage Your Author Identity with ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international registry of persistent digital identifiers to connect authors and creators to all their research and scholarly works. The ORCID identifier helps to solve the problems of common names, misattributions, and multiple affiliations over a career. This workshop will help you get registered and start populating your ORCID account. We will also look at two other popular researcher identifiers that work with ORCID: Author Identifier from Scopus and ResearcherID that integrates with Web of Science.

Presenters: Lisa Demczuk

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2770911

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Introduction to Data Management Planning
Archives Classroom; Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Canada’s funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are proposing to require that researchers submit data management plans and share their data in a publicly accessible repository. This session will review the key components of a data management plan, existing data policies, and possible solutions for sharing data.

Presenters: Vickie Albrecht and Sarah Clark

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2770965

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:30 pm

Advanced Training with EndNote
Computer Lab; Sciences and Technology Library

This workshop assumes that registrants know how to use basic functions in the desktop version of EndNote and are using it regularly. The workshop covers more advanced features, including: Working with PDFs (watched folders, annotations); Working with references (reference updates, global editing, using smart groups); Working with journal term lists; Managing figures; Syncing your desktop library with your online account and sharing your library; and Working with Output styles (making minor modifications, installing new styles).
Presenters: Marie Speare

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2771091

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Keeping Current with the Science Literature

Computer Lab; Sciences and Technology Library
Learn strategies to keep up with new and relevant research in science.  Learn how to use Google and Google Scholar alerts, saved searches in various research databases, citation alerts, Journal Table of Contents alerts and BrowZine to find journals and read articles on your iPad or tablet.
Presenters: Marie Speare

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2771094

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Keeping Current with Research Literature in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Brown Lab; Elizabeth Dafoe Library
Learn strategies to keep up with new and relevant research in the social sciences and humanities.  Learn how to use Google and Google Scholar alerts, saved searches in various research databases, citation alerts, Journal Table of Contents alerts and BrowZine to find journals and read articles on your iPad or tablet.
Presenters: Sarah Clark

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2771148

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Getting Started with Systematic Reviews

Brown Lab; Elizabeth Dafoe Library
Have you heard about systematic reviews but don’t know what doing one entails or how to get started? This introductory session will discuss how systematic reviews differ from other review types and will highlight the key steps and processes involved in undertaking a systematic review.

Presenters: Lisa Demczuk

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2771154

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Metrics: What Researchers Need to Know

Computer Lab; Engineering Library
Journal metrics are more important than ever for research, grant application, and promotion. This presentation will familiarize researchers with the basics of journal metrics and demonstrate how to maximize your research exposure and engagement.

Presenters: Cody Fullerton

To register: http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/event/2771212

 

See Researcher Workshop series: Health Sciences sessions (Bannatyne campus and St. Boniface Research Centre) at http://news.umanitoba.ca/researcher-workshop-series-health-sciences-sessions/

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