Open Scholarship Workshops: Spring 2019

Image Copyright for Theses and Publications

Images are an important part of the academic discourse, but sometimes finding suitable images for your scholarly publications can be a complex task. In this workshop we will discuss copyright issues related to the use and re-use of images in scholarly publications, including: how to find free images or where to buy them, do a reverse image search, check on usage rights and licenses, request permissions for re-use, assign a Creative Commons license to your own images, cite images in bibliographies, and good practices for image captioning. Bring your questions and examples and be ready to tackle some interesting cases.

 

Friday, February 1, 11:00am-12:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Suite B

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Sponsored by: the River Campus Libraries and the Graduate Student Association.

Build your Scholarly Identity

Learn how to establish and effectively manage your scholarly identity. During this hands-on session you will explore tools that will help you distinguish yourself from other researchers and build a professional presence online. You will also learn how to leverage library resources to connect with colleagues, discover collaborators, find funders, and expose your work to new audiences. Please bring a laptop.

 

Friday, March 1, 11:00am-12:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Suite B

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Sponsored by: the River Campus Libraries and the Graduate Student Association.

 

Open Science in Action: Early Career Researcher Edition

In the past few years, we have heard about different open science initiatives, and in this symposium, we will hear from those who have engaged in practices that make their research more open and transparent. This symposium aims to benefit both faculty and students to more systematically track their research decisions over time, learn about a different kind of peer review process that is not contingent on study findings, and provide hands-on training on open science practices in the classroom. 

 

Thursday, March 21, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Rush Rhees Library, Gamble Room

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Sponsored by: the River Campus Libraries and the Graduate Student Association.

 

Symposium details: 

  • Open notebook and preregistration: Tools to track research decisions

About the presenter: Rebecca Koessler is a first-year PhD student in Psychology at Western University working with Dr. Lorne Campbell in the Western Love Lab. Her main research interests revolve around romantic relationship initiation and dissolution. Rebecca is passionate about open science and always looking for ways to make her research more open and reproducible.

 

Abstract: Romantic relationships which dissolve via a partner disappearing is colloquially known as “ghosting”, but information about this modern breakup strategy compared to direct breakups is lacking in the existing literature. In the current study, the associations between breakup strategy (ghosting or direct conversation) and role (disengager or recipient) were investigated in terms of the tactics used to facilitate breakups, motivations for breakup strategy choice, and post-breakup distress, positive/negative affect, and personal growth. In this presentation, Rebecca will present her study with a focus on the process of preregistering her study and making materials, data and code available on the Open Science Framework (OSF), as well as an open notebook that tracks the decisions that were made during the study.

 

  • Registered reports: What is it like to go through peer review prior to data collection?

About the presenter: Violet Brown is a first-year PhD student in Psychological and Brain Sciences in Kristin Van Engen’s lab at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton College (‘17). She is interested in how humans recognize speech, with particular focuses on audiovisual speech perception and listening effort.

 

Abstract: In recent years, psychology and other sciences have come under fire for lack of replicability of published findings. Through this rather bleak picture of the state of science, a credibility revolution—whereby value is placed on transparency and openness rather than publishing “flashy” findings—has emerged. One of the most promising avenues for increasing transparency and decreasing publication bias is Registered Reports, a publication format in which articles undergo peer review before any data are collected. In this talk, she will describe some of the current issues in the open science movement, and detail my experience publishing a Registered Report.

 

  • Collaborative Replications and Education Project (CREP): An approach to engage students in replication efforts

About the presenter: Braeden Hall is a Master's student in Research Psychology at Avila University who is currently leading a cross-cultural, multilab replication project called the Accelerated CREP. He is seeking a Ph.D. program where he can continue his research in social cognition, bias intervention, meta-science, and reproducibility in Psychology.

 

Abstract: The Accelerated CREP is a collaborative multilab project created by the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA) and the Collaborative Replications and Education Project (CREP)that combines the innovative pedagogical practices of the CREP with the PSA's global network of over 450 Psychology labs. The primary purpose of the Accelerated CREP is to harness the power of student research projects across five continents to address the need for replication and generalizability in the field of Psychology, while simultaneously educating junior researchers in open science (49 labs from 22 countries currently signed up to contribute data). Further description of this project can be found in this preprint and preregistered protocols.

 

Starting the Publication Process

Looking to publish your work but unsure where to start? Join us for this two-part workshop!

During the first half of the workshop, graduate students will be guided through the process of locating scholarly journals related to their research work and identifying a good fit for their potential publication. In the second half, students will examine the writing conventions of their selected journal and learn strategies for applying these conventions to their own writing. Bring your laptop, questions and examples, and get ready for an in-depth exploration of potential journals.

 

Friday, March 29, 11:00am-1:00pm. Lunch available.

Rush Rhees Library, Suite B

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Sponsored by: the Graduate Writing Program, the Graduate Student Association, and the River Campus Libraries 

Data Management Made Easy

Having trouble finding data for your projects? Struggling to store or share research data? Don’t let data become a four-letter word! In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn simple tools and techniques for effectively managing both personal and research data.

 

Friday, April 5, 11:00am-12:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Suite B

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Sponsored by: the River Campus Libraries and the Graduate Student Association.

Fall 2018 Workshop Series

Image: Azolla in Petri Dishes by International Rice Research Institute (2006), from Flicker (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Introduction to Open Research Practices is a workshop series that provides researchers and graduate students with an overview of the benefits of open scholarship and insight into practical tools and methods to make their research more open. Please register for a workshop using the links below:

 

  • Introduction to Open Research: In this session panelists will introduce key concepts in open scholarship and discuss how open research practices can make resarch and science more credible, more replicable, and more collaborative.. Thursday, October 18, 5:00-6:30pm. Register now!

 

 

Sponsored by: the River Campus Libraries, the Graduate Student Association, and the Graduate Student Society.

 

Build your Scholarly Identity

Learn how to establish and effectively manage your scholarly identity. During this hands-on session you will explore tools that will help you distinguish yourself from other researchers and build a professional presence online. You will also learn how to leverage library resources to connect with colleagues, discover collaborators, find funders, and expose your work to new audiences. Please bring a laptop.

 

Friday, October 19, 10:00am-11:30am

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Sponsored by: the River Campus Libraries, the Graduate Student Association, and the Graduate Writing Project.

Afterlife of Theses & Dissertations

Do you own Copyright of your Thesis? Embargo - What? Why? Diss to Book - what should you know? Publishing your research? Why not Open Access? Join us for a conversation about the afterlife of your research. Learn about your rights as a scholar, benefits of publishing as Open Access, and Ask Questions!

 

Friday, September 28, 10:00am-11:30am

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Sponsored by: the River Campus Libraries, the Graduate Student Association, and the Graduate Writing Project.

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Please join us for a screenin of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

 

Thursday, October 25th at 4:00-5:30pm

Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library.

Light refreshments available.

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