Impact Challenge Workshops

There are many ways to share, promote, and discuss your scientific interests and research, especially online. It can be tough to know where to start!

The OHSU Library, in collaboration with the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, will be hosting a monthly series of workshops designed to help students, early career researchers, and faculty navigate and implement strategies and tools for building a professional network and promoting their work.

The full series is described below. The workshops are held on the last Thursday of each month from 4:00 to 5:30 PM and are open to all OHSU students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. Light refreshments will be provided.

Register here for the entire series or individual sessions.

Please contact Robin Champieux, Assistant Professor and Scholarly Communication Librarian, with questions:

July 13, 2017: Building a Personal Academic Website
BICC 124

A personal academic website can serve as a flexible hub for presenting your best professional self. Whether you use a DIY or “plug and play” solution, personal websites can be used to showcase a variety of scholarly products, contributions, and interests. This workshop will walk you through the steps and options for hosting, designing, and updating your website, including techniques for making it more “googleable” on the web.

July 27, 2017: Time Management and Collaboration Tools for Scientists
BICC 429

Do you have trouble juggling everything you need and want to do as a student, postdoc, or early career researcher? Time management is a struggle, especially when you’re balancing the demands of graduate school or a fellowship. This is especially true as research becomes more collaborative. This workshop will introduce attendees to lightweight time and project management techniques and tools, such at Github, Slack, and Trello, that can facilitate more efficient communication and collaboration.

August 31, 2017: Open Science for the Practical Scientist
BICC 429

Making your research and scientific contributions more accessible through open access journals, data sharing, and other techniques increases the impact of your work and can positively affect your academic career. However, making your science more open can seem overwhelming or like an all-or-nothing proposition. This workshop will provide attendees with a practical approach and specific steps for working and sharing their research more openly, including strategies for communicating the benefits of open science workflows to skeptical peers and mentors.

September 28, 2017: Personal Communication Skills for the Greatest Impact
BICC 429

Communication is a vital part of how you establish and strengthen your professional standing and relationships. In this workshops, attendees will learn strategies for effective communication that will help you navigate interpersonal challenges, positively influence meetings, and help you make the greatest impact as a professional scientist.

Register here for the entire series or individual sessions.