Research Project Workshops

Individual topics

Researcher Profiles (#RPW01): Individuals will interview each other about their research projects/experience to develop their research profile. Participants will collectively review interview results and identify/discuss issues that they might encounter during their projects with regard to data management. INSTRUCTOR(S): Letisha Wyatt

Research Data Management Overview (#RPW02): Instruction will cover research and data life cycles and data management plan content. Participants will then craft a plan that will address the potential issues identified. INSTRUCTOR(S): Letisha Wyatt

Research Data Management Best Practices (#RPW03): Discussing experimental design and research data management (RDM) workflows – Instruction will cover RDM fundamentals (e.g., formatting spreadsheets, file directories, data dictionaries, naming files, version control). The participants will work with actual files on their computers/for their projects to better organize them and create their own data dictionary. INSTRUCTOR(S): Letisha Wyatt

Efficient Searches, Part I (#RPW04): Instruction will cover essential elements of designing comprehensive searches, including: creating a research concept map, defining keywords, and search tips for PubMed. Participants will take some time to also troubleshoot searches relevant to their projects. INSTRUCTOR(S): Letisha Wyatt

Efficient Searches, Part II (#RPW05): Instruction will cover how to optimize search strategies using Ovid Medline. Participants will take some time to also troubleshoot searches relevant to their projects. INSTRUCTOR(S): Andrew Hamilton; Letisha Wyatt

Citation Management (#RPW06): Instruction will cover different programs. Participants will set up (if not already) a citation management program on their computer and work on importing their PDFs, possibly from the previous session. INSTRUCTOR(S): Letisha Wyatt

Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) and Data Visualization (#RPW07): Instruction will cover the concepts of EDA and data visualization as well as an overview of different tools and an introduction to RStudio. Participants will install RStudio on their computer and explore basics and resources for getting started with R. INSTRUCTOR(S): Letisha Wyatt

Scholarly Communication, Part I (#RPW08): Instruction will cover the benefits of communicating your research. Participants will learn how to manage and effectively engage with scientific communities via various online platforms (e.g., Twitter and ResearchGate) as well as create a biography that can be used in several places on social media. INSTRUCTOR(S): Robin Champieux; Letisha Wyatt

Scholarly Communication, Part II (#RPW09): Instruction will cover the benefits of scholarly communication by way of a personal website. Participants will explore and work to construct components of their own personal academic website. INSTRUCTOR(S): Robin Champieux; Letisha Wyatt

Boot Camp-er Presentations (#RPWFN): Boot camp participant presentations of their research projects, where they started and where they ended on developing improved research/data management practices during the boot camp, and a bit about the meeting they are targeting to use the funds. Ideally, some product from this work/project should be presented at the meeting in the form of a poster or talk.

Extras:

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own computers
  • For participants of individual workshops not working with their own project pieces, a demo set of documents/materials will be provided
  • Session topics are subject to slight modification

Who: Open to all OHSU students, faculty, and staff (i.e., postdoctoral fellows and research assistants/associates).

What: Ten 90-min workshops by the OHSU Library covering “research soft skills” from the top to the bottom of a research project.

When: The series will run between March 01 and July 19, 2017. All sessions will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 3-4:30 PM with the exception of April where the second meeting will be held on April 26, 2017.

Where: BICC 429

Why: Workshops provide an introduction to research project and data management fundamentals and best practices.

Participation options:

Option 1: Register for individual workshops. Space for option 1 is limited to 8 on a first come, first serve basis.

OR

Option 2: Participants interested in completing all ten workshops may register for the boot camp option. Those completing the series will be eligible to receive an award of $250 to be used towards reimbursement for research-related travel expenses. Space for option 2 is limited to 8 on a first come, first serve basis.

The registration for this series is now closed. We are gauging interested for repeating the series in the fall term. Please contact us to add your name to the list.
Direct all questions to Letisha Wyatt, wyattl@ohsu.edu, 503-494-8627.