Posts Tagged 'Research'

Undergraduate Research Publication

The Spectra is once again accepting undergraduate research submissions. Publication in The Spectra is a great way to highlight your undergraduate achievements and give yourself experience in research writing. Original research from undergraduate students of any year will be accepted until Monday, Oct. 1. You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  More information can be found at www.seas.virginia.edu/pubs/spectra/.

Research Data Services at UVa

The University of Virginia Library has a growing suite of Research Data Services to benefit faculty and student researchers throughout the UVa community. This fall, we’re hosting weekly Data Services Open Office Hours in Bavaro Hall and StatLab Open Office Hours in Alderman. Come by and ask us questions!

 

In Bavaro Hall 306 (the Curry Library and Innovation Commons), you can find:

 

  • Mondays, 1-3: Statistical consulting with StatLab — StatLab provides advice and training on data analysis and the use of statistical software (for more, see http://statlab.library.virginia.edu/statistical-consulting/)
  • Tuesdays, 1-3: Metadata management — Metadata services consults with researchers on issues related to information organization, including arranging data, describing data, and choosing metadata scheme or developing controlled vocabularies. If you’re planning a new collection or preparing to archive a collection, metadata management can help.
  • Wednesdays, 1-4: Research computing support (ITS) — Research computing support assists with the licensing, distribution and use of research-related software (e.g., statistical and mathematical software, see http://its.virginia.edu/research/ for more)
  • Thursdays, 2-4: Data management consulting — The data management consultants help researchers develop data management plans, provide guidance on data workflows for research projects (e.g., file formatting and organization, security and storage), and advise on data sharing and archiving (e.g., data policies, data documentation)

 

StatLab Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 1-3 In Alderman 523 — Statistical consultants will be available to talk with you about your data analytic challenges

 

And if the day’s Open Office Hours host can’t answer your question, they’ll direct you to someone who can.

 

See you this fall,

 

Michele Claibourn
Lead, Research Data Services & Head of StatLab
University of Virginia Library
mclaibourn@virginia.edu
(434)  924-DATA
statlab.library.virginia.edu

Linda Hall Library Fellowships

Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, MO, is pleased to announce that resident fellowships for 2013 are now available. Though the Library is open to anyone who wishes to use the collections, fellowships up to $3,500 per month will assist scholars in financing a research visit.

Resident fellowships are offered for the duration of 1 to 9 months in support of research projects in science, engineering, and technology; in the history of science, engineering, and technology; or in interdisciplinary topics that link science or technology to the broader culture. Applications from U.S. and international scholars are welcome.

Recipients of fellowships are expected to work full time on their research projects while at the Library, to engage with other resident scholars, and to offer a presentation on their work to the general public.

Eligibility
Doctorate-seeking scholars, post-doctorate scholars, and independent scholars who can demonstrate similar professional or academic experience are eligible to apply.

Application Information:
The application deadline for 2013 fellowships is January 3, 2013. Recipients will be notified in early spring 2013. Please see the Linda Hall Library Fellowships webpage for more information and application instructions: http://www.lindahall.org/fellowships/

 

Donna Swischer
Director, Fellowship Program
Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-926-8718

Data Management Day

When: Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Curry Library Innovation Commons (the CLIC),Curry School of Education, 3rd Floor, Ruffner Hall

The University of  Virginia Library’s Scientific Data Consulting Group is pleased to offer Data Management Day as a means to discuss research data issues and institutional initiatives aimed at addressing them. We hope that the day’s events increase awareness of data management issues and serve as a forum to discuss solutions and best practices for data management across the entire research life cycle. We have carefully developed an agenda that will appeal to researchers, graduate students, librarians and support personnel.

In order to foster broader information sharing and collaboration with our peer institutions, we have invited librarians and support providers from other Virginia institutions to attend in person, or participate via a video teleconferencing broadcast across the 4VA network. .

As speakers confirm their availability, we will continue to update the schedule. If you would like more information, please contact Sherry Lake at shlake@virginia.edu.

Keynote Speaker: Alberto Conti
Innovation Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute (http://cv.albertoconti.com/)

See http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/brown/data/DM_Day.html for full schedule of events.


Data Rights and Responsibilities

Wednesday, March 28
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom (Room 133), Clark Hall
University of Virginia

Madelyn Wessel
Associate General Counsel

David Hudson
Associate Vice Provost for Research

Madelyn Wessel, Associate General Counsel, and David Hudson, Associate Vice Provost for Research, will discuss what you need to know about ownership of your research data. This talk will explore information from the Data Rights and Responsibilities document from the Brown Library website. Refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Scientific Data Consulting Group and Scholars’ Lab.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Linda Hall Library Fellowships

The Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, MO, is pleased to announce that resident fellowships for 2012 are now available.  Though the Library is open to anyone who wishes to use the collections, fellowships up to $3,000 per month will assist scholars to finance a research visit.

Resident fellowships are offered for the duration of 1 to 9 months in support of research projects in science, engineering, and technology; in the history of science, engineering, and technology; or in interdisciplinary topics that link science or technology to the broader culture.  Applications from U.S. and international scholars are welcome.

Recipients of fellowships are expected to work full time on their research projects while at the Library, to engage with other resident scholars, and to offer a presentation on their work to the general public.

Eligibility

Doctorate-seeking scholars, post-doctorate scholars, and independent scholars who can demonstrate similar professional or academic experience are eligible to apply.

Application Information:

The application deadline for 2012 fellowships is January 3, 2012.  Recipients will be notified in early spring 2012.  Please see the Linda Hall Library Fellowships webpage for more information and application instructions:  http://www.lindahall.org/fellowships/index.shtml.

For further information, you may also contact:

Donna Swischer
Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-9268718
fellowships@lindahall.org

Tips on Publishing Your Research

Publishing Your Research 101 Video Series

The effective communication of scientific research is vital both to the scientific community and to a scientist’s career. ACS Publications (American Chemical Society) has launched the Publishing Your Research 101 video series to assist authors and reviewers in understanding and improving their experience with the processes of writing, submitting, editing, and reviewing manuscripts.

Who should listen? If you are writing your first research publication, then this series is definitely for you. If you have submitted articles in the past, but would like to improve your skills, then you would benefit from following this series. If you would like to know more about the scholarly communication process, then you will surely find some of these episodes to be of interest. If you are a faculty member or librarian, and are looking for ways to help your students become authors and reviewers, then this series will offer some useful material to build on.

Videos will be released monthly discussing topics such as selecting a journal for submission, writing a good cover letter, suggesting reviewers, responding to reviewer comments and manuscript rejections, tips for non-native English speakers, and more.

You can view the series at the ACS web site http://pubs.acs.org/page/publish-research/index.html


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