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RCR Forums

Beyond the RCR orientation, each PhD student should complete six additional hours of RCR training during his or her first four years of study. This requirement can be met by attending three 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.

2019 Spring RCR Series: Open for Registration

Data Management 101 for Social Scientists
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce data management practices for social scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle.
More information and registration.

Open Science: General Principles and Practices
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This workshop will present an overview of the Open Science movement and the general principles of the movement including the importance of access to data, publications, and the underlying research process as well as new initiatives within scholarly communications that support “openness” of the research endeavor such as preprints, registered reports, persistent identifiers, and community engagement platforms
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Animal Welfare in a Research Environment: Why do I Care?
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
3:00pm to 5:00pm

This forum will review animal welfare through a brief overview of civilization’s perceptions of animals and conclude with Dukes position on animal use in research, testing, and teaching.
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Copyright and the Scholarly Publishing Cartel
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm

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 and registration.

Data Management 101 for Humanists
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm

This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle.
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Managing Sensitive Data
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm

In this workshop we will examine common sensitive data types, how Duke’s IRB and Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) expects you to protect that data throughout your project’s lifecycle and the resources available to you for sensitive data storage and analysis, data de-identification, and data archiving and sharing.
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Textual Recycling
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm

This forum addresses text recycling (AKA “self-plagiarism”) which refers to writers reusing material from their own previously prior work, either verbatim or in a slightly altered form, in a “new” publication. The session will include discussion of ethical and practical issues, presentation of recent findings about author and editor beliefs and practices, and interactive conversation of hypothetical cases.
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Data Management 101 for Scientists
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples.
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The empowered author: evaluating publishers, negotiating contracts, and navigating the scholarly publishing ecosystem
Friday, March 22, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm

This is a workshop about the process of being an author, about getting published and getting the rewards of being published, while sharing the benefits of your research with as broad an audience as possible.
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Cultivating a Culture of Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

How can you establish supportive mentoring relationships? What is the role of good mentoring in your success as a graduate student? Join in the conversation in this interactive workshop. The goal of the session is to empower members of the graduate student community to become partners in the mentoring process, making it a deeply rooted part of the Duke experience.
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Data Management 201: Preparing Data for Publishing
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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 “curating” a dataset for formal sharing. Participants will identify common data issues, determine recommendations to optimize the dataset, generate metadata and documentation, and consider how these practices might be applied to their own research.
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