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RCR Forums

Beyond the RCR orientations, each PhD student should complete six additional hours of RCR training during his or her first four years of study, and each Master's student should complete two hours of additional training. This requirement can be met by attending RCR Forums (two-hour workshops, GS711 or GS712), which are offered each fall and spring on a wide range of topics. The schedule of RCR Forums organized by the Graduate School will be provided at the beginning of each semester. Students are responsible for checking the schedule, preregistering, and participating in these events to complete their RCR degree requirement. You should register for these RCR Forums via links below, NOT through DukeHub.

2020 Spring RCR Series

(new forums being added throughout early spring term)

Handling Difficult Conversations
Thursday, January 23, 2020
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Difficult conversations are a part of our professional careers, so to be successful in them we must learn, practice and hone the skills necessary for this type of work. As with many aspects of life, the more you practice the more confident you will be in handling difficult conversations.  In this workshop participants will learn how to actively bring their concerns to the table with the goal of working toward the best win-win scenario for everyone.  Time will be spent practicing how to communicate with others in a respectful and professional manner.
More information & registration.

Research Data Management 101 for Social Scientists
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Social scientists work with lots of data in their research, be it qualitative or quantitative, primary or secondary. This workshop will introduce data management practices for social scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle.
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Deconstructing Digital Scholarship
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 
10:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop will help graduate students across the disciplines, but primarily in the humanities and social sciences, evaluate digital scholarly publications on the web.  Students will acquire skills that will allow them to evaluate scholarly aspects of digital scholarly publications, appropriately cite those publications in their work, and understand how to credit the work of other contributors in their own digital works.
More information & registration.

Research Data Management 101 for Humanists
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 
10:00am - 12:00pm

Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities scholars to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle.  
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Managing your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am

For better or for worse, your experiences and the training you receive as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can greatly impact and shape the rest of your career. However, there are strategies and resources that can enhance your chances of getting what you came for. During this program participants will learn how to develop clear and specific goals and objectives, along with a plan for executing them.
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Copyright and the Scholarly Publishing Cartel
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session covers the law and business of scholarly publishing, addressing how to navigate legal and business issues that arise from initial submission of your work to tracking the impact of your book or article. We will cover how copyright, fair use and licensing impact both your writing and your ability to use other people’s copyrighted works. We’ll discuss publishing contracts, online dissemination models, and tools that you can use to maximize the impact of your research.
More information & registration.

Research Data Management 101 for Scientists
Monday, March 2, 2020 
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Scientists work with lots of data both big and small, and in many formats and systems. This workshop will introduce data management practices for scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. 
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Research Data Management 201: How and where to publish your data
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Building upon the foundational concepts covered in the Data Management 101 courses offered this year, this workshop will provide hands-on experience where participants will learn strategies for how to prepare data for publishing by “curating” an example dataset and identifying common data issues.
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Research Reproducibility: Tips and Tools
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 
1:30pm - 3:30pm

In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. This workshop will introduce some foundational strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work.
More information & registration.
 

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