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Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing
Instructor: Chen Chiu
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
May 21 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share. Johns Hopkins Data Management Services of the Sheridan Libraries provides researchers guidance on data management planning and archives JHU research data for public access through the JHU Data Archive. Join us for an overview of best practices including backup procedures, tips on effective file names, data security and access controls, and data documentation/metadata. This seminar is for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. This course does not focus on creating or using any particular data collection or analysis tool (e.g. REDCap, SPSS), but discusses data management at a general level.

Introduction to Network Analysis
Instructor: Reid Boehm
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
May 21 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What comes to mind when you hear the term network? The Internet? Facebook? Multiple computers sharing information? What if I told you there was a whole realm of scholarship where researchers explore the patterns of interaction in and among networks in their many forms? Network analysis is a research method that scholars in disciplines from public health, to business, to sociology and etc. use to explore and visualize relationships between objects, entities, or people. In this workshop we will take an introductory look at this concept and the basic underlying components of the method as well as discuss some ways that researchers are currently using the method. We?ll also identify types of online tools and software, discuss how to choose the best option for you, and construct a basic data set in excel. Finally, time permitting we will have a short demo of a network analysis visualization tool. This is a basic introduction, no prior experience is necessary. Attendees may wish to bring a laptop to follow along.

International Health Database Searching: PubMed, Embase, Global Health, and Scopus
Instructor: Peggy Gross
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
May 21 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop is designed for students focusing on international health. The goal of this hands-on searching workshop is to introduce the participants to discipline specific databases. There are unique records found in Embase, Global Health, and Scopus that are not found in Pubmed. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to 1.) Identify steps of an expert search using controlled vocabulary and keywords. 2.) Create searches in four databases to identify relevant international health articles. 3.) Document, save, and organize references. Though the lab has computers, you are welcome to bring your own device since we will be importing and saving searches.

PubMed: Search Like a Pro
Instructor: Stella Seal
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Jun 06 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 24 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn how to customize your searching experience using Display Settings and MyNCBI. Learn about using Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Search Details, Advanced Search, Search History and Send To features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.

RefWorks
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 4
Jun 06 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Refworks is a free (to the Hopkins community) Web-based program you can use to organize your research. Learn how to enter citations as you work, import references retrieved from Pubmed into your Refworks library and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the Refworks add-on WriteNcite.

Collector for ArcGIS
Instructors: Jim Gillespie and Keith Kaneda
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 6
Jun 06 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to use the Collector for ArcGIS application for data gathering out in the field. In this class we will practice setting up data collection templates and learn how templates integrate with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. We?ll show and discuss configuration best practices and walk through an exercise editing data collected by multiple users. This is a hands on session that will include the option to download the Collector application to your mobile device - iOS or Android, Weather permitting, we?ll head outdoors to preview data collection from the perspective of a student or field worker with no previous GIS experience. There is no prerequisite for this class. Some knowledge of GIS may prove useful.

Georeferencing Scanned Maps for Use in Your GIS Project
Instructors: Jim Gillespie and Keith Kaneda
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 6
Jun 06 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Scanned map images can often provide a historical basemap upon which to layer contemporary data. Georeferencing is the process of aligning a map image to its proper location on the earth?s surface. Through a series of hands-on exercises we will explore the ins and outs of georeferencing map images. We?ll make use of the tool set available in ArcGIS Pro software and also try out the an open source georeferencing product that is freely available over for Internet. Participants will practice with Baltimore disease maps from the early 1900s and learn to upload their results to ArcGIS Online. There is no required perquisite for this class. Previous experience with ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro will prove highly useful.

EndNote Basics
Instructor: Ivy Garner
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Jun 22 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

EndNote is a citation-management software application that makes saving citations and then citing them within documents easy. EndNote's pre-formatted style templates speed up composition. Learn how to manage and cite text and images, create subject bibliographies, and access various output styles.

EndNote Advanced
Instructor: Lori Rosman
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: Wait List
Jun 22 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Endnote Advanced picks up where Endnote Basics ends. In this session you will learn about some of the advanced features of Endnote such as creating updated journal title abbreviation files, editing and creating styles, organizing your Endnote database when doing a systematic review, etc. Endnote Basics is not a prerequisite for this session. However, the information taught will require you to have a fundamental understanding of the software.

Open Science and Reproducible Research Tools
Instructors: Chen Chiu and Reid Boehm
Location: Lab #1, 2024 Building
Remaining Seats: 3
Jun 22 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What is the open science movement and what does it mean for me as a researcher? In this workshop we will look at the growing importance of open science and explore the issues surrounding making research and data open. As we discuss definitions, strategies, barriers, and incentives to open research we will also begin to take a look at tools that assist users in working in a transparent and reproducible manner. Specifically we will demo the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free, open source, online research project management platform where you can create a personal JHU affiliated account, manage multiple projects, and collaborate or share with other researchers. A prime example of a service that promotes reproducibility, we will share more about ways that you can use the OSF to position yourself as a proponent in the open science movement.