Jan 24, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Rob Wright
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 3

This class will introduce three databases for finding such gene-based information as sequence, gene ontology, and variants. The instructor will outline the content, scope, and searching features of the Nucleotide, Gene, and dbSNP databases from NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information. He will then lead participants through real-world searching scenarios using the web interfaces of each database. Participants will also have time to practice searching with gene-related elements of their research interests.

Jan 28, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Donna Hesson
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 4

This class will introduce students to the NEW RefWorks and show how to activate an account, enter citations while working, import references retrieved from PubMed and other databases into a RefWorks library, and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the RefWorks add-on Write-N-Cite/RefWorks Citation Manager.

For this class, bring a laptop to work directly and customize a RefWorks account. 

Jan 29, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Rachael Lebo
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 3

PubMed has recently released their updated interface. This new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and replace the legacy version of which many are currently familiar.  In this class, we will explore the new PubMed interface by discovering new features and understanding the new layout or location of current features.

Jan 29, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Jaime Blanck
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 2

In this class, will go over how to use Covidence for a systematic review. We will cover the following:

  • creating a review
  • inviting others to your review
  • importing references
  • setting up inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • performing title/abstract review
  • performing full text review
  • quality assessment
  • setting up and using a data extraction form
  • exporting references to a citation manager

Before this class is scheduled to meet, click to sign up for a Covidence account. Then, request an invitation to join the JHU Welch Medical Library organization account.

Click on this link for detailed instructions on setting up an account in Covidence.

 

Jan 29, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Instructor:  Katie Lobner
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: WAIT LIST

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 a 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 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.

Jan 29, 2020, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor:  David Fearon
Total Seats: 20  Available Seats: 19

With researchers increasingly encouraged or required to share their data, preparing to share datasets with confidential identifiers of people and organizations is particularly challenging. Join JHU Data Management Services for an overview of techniques for assessing disclosure risk and hiding personal identifiers and Protected Health Information in quantitative and qualitative data, in compliance with IRB and HIPAA guidance. We also discuss preparing consent forms that facilitate data sharing, and keeping identifier data secure during and after projects.

Jan 30, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Katie Lobner
Total Seats: 100  Available Seats: 91

Identifying funding opportunities is essential to the Hopkins research community. This session will provide an introduction and demonstration of the major funding databases, including Grant Forward (formerly IRIS). We'll explore funding opportunities from government as well as private organizations.

Feb 10, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 8

In this session, we will discuss the basics of copyrights.

We will learn what qualifies for a copyright, when you can assert your copyright, and what resources will help you retain your copyright.

We will also discuss Creative Commons licenses and how to apply the principles of Fair Use in your own teaching and learning.

Feb 10, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 2
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.
Feb 11, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Donna Hesson
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

This class will introduce students to the NEW RefWorks and show how to activate an account, enter citations while working, import references retrieved from PubMed and other databases into a RefWorks library, and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the RefWorks add-on Write-N-Cite/RefWorks Citation Manager.

For this class, bring a laptop to work directly and customize a RefWorks account. 

Feb 11, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Rachael Lebo
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

PubMed has recently released their updated interface. This new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and replace the legacy version of which many are currently familiar.  In this class, we will explore the new PubMed interface by discovering new features and understanding the new layout or location of current features.

Feb 12, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt
Total Seats: 20  Available Seats: 5

Python is a popular programming language because its “easy to read”.  It can be used for web development, software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  Although we will not be going quite that deep in just 3 hours, this workshop will provide users with the fundamentals necessary to get started using Python.  Its heavily hands-on approach will have users feeling comfortable coding and confident enough to leap from beginner to intermediate and beyond in not time.  Students should expect to:  Instruct the computer to accomplish tasks and use variables to contain content, learn new Python vocabulary, write and run calculations, and conduct overall data analysis/manipulation using Python’s base functionality.

Feb 19, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Claire Twose
Total Seats: 100  Available Seats: 100

Are there publishable literature reviews other than a “systematic review”? This class will cover the strengths, weaknesses, appropriate role, terminology and emerging standards for reviews including systematic reviews, rapid, and scoping reviews.

This class is taught as a webinar. Access details will be provided upon class registration.

Feb 26, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Instructor:  Katie Lobner
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 4

This class will cover the general process of conducting a systematic review. It will cover standards and guidelines that can lead you through the process, as well as tools and other resources that you may find useful. Finally, we will briefly discuss other types of reviews and when they are appropriate.

Feb 27, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Stella Seal
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 6

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 a 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 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.

Feb 27, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 8
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.
Feb 27, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Lori Rosman
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 8

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

Feb 27, 2020, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 7

Students will create a great story using one of the Story Maps web app templates. 

Using the Story Maps templates allows a user to create an interactive web presence for their data without knowing any HTML, CSS, or Javascript.  

In this hands-on session, integrate maps, text, scanned documents and videos. You’ll have the opportunity to share your resulting Story Map with any group or individual you choose or keep it to yourself for later work. No previous experience required. 

Mar 6, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Stella Seal
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 8

Looking to supplement the information for patients found in EPIC? This class will demonstrate the patient education resources available through the library’s resources such as Dynamed, ClinicalKey, Nursing Reference Center, and UpToDate. Also included will be demonstrations of free resources found on the web and how to teach patients to evaluate the quality and authority of the sources they find.

Mar 6, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

In this session, we will discuss the basics of copyrights.

We will learn what qualifies for a copyright, when you can assert your copyright, and what resources will help you retain your copyright.

We will also discuss Creative Commons licenses and how to apply the principles of Fair Use in your own teaching and learning.

Mar 6, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Instructor:  Lori Rosman
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 9

Conducting systematic reviews requires managing and documenting large sets of citations.  This class will cover features available in EndNote to manage and document citations when conducting systematic reviews.  Topics include:  importing records from commonly searched databases, annotating records with database details, creating custom fields, working with groups, identifying duplicate records, locating full-text, and creating export files for use with other screening tools.  EndNote is a citation management tool that has the capacity to store thousands of citations, thus making it a desirable tool when conducting systematic reviews.

Mar 17, 2020, 12:30pm-3:00pm
Instructor:  Chen Chiu
Total Seats: 30  Available Seats: 15

R is an open source software for statistical computing and graphics. This in-person "Introduction to R" workshop is for people who want to learn this data analysis tool but have little or no experience in any programming languages. The first half of this 3-hour workshop will focus on some basic concepts of coding and the second half will have several hands-on activities to learn basic R skills, such as installing R packages, importing and exploring data. Some troubleshooting tips and R resources will be provided at the end of this workshop.

Mar 19, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Rob Wright
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 6

This class introduces the use of BioMart for searching Ensembl datasets using complex queries without programming skills. Hands-on examples to be worked through during the class include downloading genomic sequence, associating genes with variants, and locating genes by region, gene ID, phenotype, and gene ontology.

Mar 25, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Jaime Blanck
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 9

In this class, will go over how to use Covidence for a systematic review. We will cover the following:

  • creating a review
  • inviting others to your review
  • importing references
  • setting up inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • performing title/abstract review
  • performing full text review
  • quality assessment
  • setting up and using a data extraction form
  • exporting references to a citation manager

Before this class is scheduled to meet, click to sign up for a Covidence account. Then, request an invitation to join the JHU Welch Medical Library organization account.

Click on this link for detailed instructions on setting up an account in Covidence.

 

Mar 25, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

RefWorks (Legacy) allows users to create personal databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. The databases can then be used to manage, store, and share the information. The Write-N-Cite feature allows users to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. 

 

Mar 25, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 100  Available Seats: 99

We will explore the Open Access publishing movement.

We will discuss:

  • green, gold, and hybrid Open Access
  • major trends in Open Access scholarly publishing
  • Open Access journals and policies
  • preprint repositories like bioRxiv and medRxiv and the benefits of sharing preprints
  • and resources that will help you navigate the scholarly publishing landscape.
Mar 25, 2020, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Instructor:  David Fearon
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 8

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.  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.

Mar 31, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Donna Hesson
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 9

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 a 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 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.

Apr 6, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Stella Seal
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 6

How can you keep up to date and current with what is new in your field? Learn to set up weekly publication alerts to stay current in your research field.  We will cover services including those offered by PubMed’s MyNCBI, Science Citation Index, and other sources, as well discuss strategies you can use to make 'keeping current' a seamless part of your workflow.

Apr 6, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Rachael Lebo
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

PubMed has recently released their updated interface. This new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and replace the legacy version of which many are currently familiar.  In this class, we will explore the new PubMed interface by discovering new features and understanding the new layout or location of current features.

Apr 6, 2020, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor:  David Fearon
Total Seats: 20  Available Seats: 18

With researchers increasingly encouraged or required to share their data, preparing to share datasets with confidential identifiers of people and organizations is particularly challenging. Join JHU Data Management Services for an overview of techniques for assessing disclosure risk and hiding personal identifiers and Protected Health Information in quantitative and qualitative data, in compliance with IRB and HIPAA guidance. We also discuss preparing consent forms that facilitate data sharing, and keeping identifier data secure during and after projects.

Apr 14, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Claire Twose
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 9

Are there publishable literature reviews other than a “systematic review”? This class will cover the strengths, weaknesses, appropriate role, terminology and emerging standards for reviews including systematic reviews, rapid, and scoping reviews.

Apr 16, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Claire Twose
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

This class will cover the general process of conducting a systematic review. It will cover standards and guidelines that can lead you through the process, as well as tools and other resources that you may find useful. Finally, we will briefly discuss other types of reviews and when they are appropriate.

Apr 21, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Chen Chiu
Total Seats: 30  Available Seats: 23

Prerequisite: Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners or some experience using R.

Do you work with other people’s data? Are there times when you need to clean or reorganize these data to work for you? This workshop will provide tools to efficiently clean data in R. You will need to have either some basic knowledge about using R or have previously attended our Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners workshop in order to take this one. We will give an overview of the concepts of data cleaning and go into great detail with tidyr package. The instructor will walk you through the basic data cleaning steps with tidyr package for the first part of this workshop. Then you will apply these skills to clean a dataset downloaded from Kaggle (https://www.kaggle.com/datasets) at the second part of this workshop. You will have plenty of opportunities to do hands-on activities on your laptop and work on datasets provided by instructors.

Apr 21, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Instructor:  Chen Chiu
Total Seats: 30  Available Seats: 23

Prerequisite: Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners or some experience using R.

The dplyr package is a popular R package that people often use to manipulate and join datasets. You will need to have either some basic knowledge about using R or have previously attended our Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners workshop in order to take this one. You will learn to use several functions, including mutate(), filter(), select(), summarize() and group_by(), in dplyr to manipulate data for the first half of the workshop. For the second part of this workshop, you will learn the join functions (e.g. left_join(), right_join(), inner_join(), semi_join(), anti_join(), full_join(), bind_rows() and bind_cols()) and set operations (e.g. union(), intersect() and setdiff()) in dplyr to combine two datasets. You will have plenty of opportunities to do hands-on activities on your laptop and work on datasets provided by instructors.

Apr 23, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

RefWorks (Legacy) allows users to create personal databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. The databases can then be used to manage, store, and share the information. The Write-N-Cite feature allows users to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. 

 

Apr 23, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
Instructor:  Lori Rosman
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

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

Apr 23, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Instructor:  Carrie Price
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

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 a 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 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.

Apr 28, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Reina Murray
Total Seats: 30  Available Seats: 23

Prerequisite: Introduction to R for Absolute Beginners or some experience using R.

You’ve cleaned and analyzed your data, now learn how to visualize it. Visualizing data is critical for both understanding the meaning and patterns hidden in your data, and communicating it to an audience. This workshop serves as an introduction to using R’s data visualization tools and techniques. In this hands-on session, we’ll cover design concepts of data visualization and popular R packages, before diving into creating data visualizations for a prepared dataset using base R and ggplot2. Some prior experience in R is required.  

May 26, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10
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.
May 26, 2020, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Instructor:  Carrie Price
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10

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 a 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 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.

Jun 12, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 10  Available Seats: 10
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.
Jun 12, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 100  Available Seats: 99

We will explore the Open Access publishing movement.

We will discuss:

  • green, gold, and hybrid Open Access
  • major trends in Open Access scholarly publishing
  • Open Access journals and policies
  • preprint repositories like bioRxiv and medRxiv and the benefits of sharing preprints
  • and resources that will help you navigate the scholarly publishing landscape.