Posts Tagged ‘OHSU library’

Making all the data count for disease diagnosis and discovery

Diagnosing diseases is a tricky business requiring a formidable breadth and depth of knowledge and the skill to apply it. The rarer the disease is, the harder it can be to diagnose: quality reference data may not exist and a physician might only see one such patient in her entire career. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are between 6000 and 7000 rare diseases affecting from 25 to 30 million Americans, making it … Read More

Data Jamboree panel presentation: Sharing data & software securely, Nov. 4

Technology Transfer & Business Development and the Data Jamboree are co-hosting a panel presentation and round-table discussion on sharing and securing data and software through open source and creative commons licensing. Learn about the importance of securing rights, as well the ways in which data and software can be licensed to meet researcher and community goals. Panelists include: • Tammy Buist, VP and Chief Business Development Officer, Seattle’s Cancer Research & Biostatistics Institute • Brad … Read More

Faculty 1000 presentation to be held, Apr. 28

Representatives from F1000 will be visiting OHSU on Thursday, April 28, 3 to 4 p.m., Medical Research Building, 310. F1000 acts as a filter, identifying and evaluating significant articles from biomedical research publications. A peer-nominated “Faculty” of scientists and clinicians select and evaluate important papers in their areas of expertise, with the goal of rating research on its own merits rather than according to the prestige or Impact Factor of the journal in which it is published. 92 … Read More

Open Insight lecture double-feature: Shreejoy Tripathy, Ph.D., Jan. 27

Don’t miss these two exciting events at the OHSU library this week: Shreejoy Tripathy, Ph.D., postdoc at the Centre for High-Throughput Biology at the University of British Columbia and founder of NeuroElectro.org will be visiting campus this Wednesday, Jan. 27, as part of the OHSU Library-sponsored Open Insight lecture series. The Library is hosting a lunch-time event with Tripathy from 12 to 1 p.m. in BICC 429.  The session, “More than your results:  A roundtable discussion on … Read More

OHSU librarian selected for NLM/AAHSL leadership fellows program

The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries has named Stephanie Kerns, M.L.S., associate university librarian for information and research services for the OHSU Library, to its jointly sponsored leadership fellows program. The program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of … Read More

OHSU Library will transition to a new search system on July 1

The OHSU Library is transitioning to a new system on July 1 that will help you find information more efficiently and effectively. The new system, which will look a bit different, will allow you to search and request materials and access full text online. It will also provide an online search interface used to locate library materials through our consortium of 37 academic libraries. Why the change? The switch to a new search is part of a … Read More

Beta testers needed to help make basic science more reproducible

The following announcement is from the OHSU Library. The issue of scientific reproducibility has been at the forefront of the news recently, from The Economist highlighting the lack of reliable research in “Trouble at the Lab” to Francis Collin’s recent Nature article describing the NIH’s new policies to improve reproducibility. Recently, Dr. Melissa Haendel’s group in the Library published a paper (Vasilevsky et al, 2013, PeerJ) showing that a key component of scientific reproducibility, the … Read More

Data Management Open House, Oct. 9

Do you want your data to be available when you and others need it in the future? Do you want to publish and receive credit for your findings? You need a plan. The OHSU Library can help you make the right decisions for managing, publishing, and archiving your data. Join us on for a data management open house. Food and drink will be provided, and attendees that register for follow-up consultation sessions will receive a … Read More

Your help needed with library journal cancellation decisions

Re-posted from Library Notes, by permission. Your help is urgently needed to assist the OHSU Library in deciding which journals OHSU should keep and which ones we should not renew. Every year the OHSU Library evaluates its journal and database subscriptions to ensure the good stewardship of our budget. We analyze a variety of data, including publication and citation counts, usage, cost, and community feedback. The Library adds and cancels journal, database, and book purchases … Read More

Making research data discoverable and usable, Sept. 25

Researchers who are interested in learning how to make an impact with their data are invited to a guest lecture by Anita de Waard, Ph.D., vice president of Research Data Collections at Elsevier. The talk, “It’s the metadata, stupid!: Making research data discoverable and usable,” will take place Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. in University Hospital (UHS) room 8B60. About the speaker Anita de Waard has a degree in experimental low-temperature physics from … Read More

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