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2018 Fall RCR Forum Series

Building Blocks for Reproducibility: Concepts and Practices
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This workshop will introduce the concepts, practices and tools that will help increase the reproducibility of your work.
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Copyright and the Scholarly Publishing Cartel
Thursday, September 13, 2018
3:00 pm to 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.
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Data Management 101 for Social Scientists
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This workshop will introduce data management practices for social scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle.
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Mentoring Matinée: An Interactive Theater Performance
Thursday, September 27, 2018
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Through the performance of realistic scenarios in which characters experience a series of conflicts, Theater Delta will tackle common issues that can undermine successful mentor/mentee relationships.
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Data Management 101 for Humanists
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. 
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Managing Your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Thursday, October 4, 2018
9:30 am to 11:30 am

During this program participants will learn how to develop clear and specific goals and objectives using an IDP, along with a plan for executing them.
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Ethics and Visualization
Monday, October 8, 2018
10:00-12:00

This session introduces participants to core ideas in the ethics of visualization - designing to avoid distortion, designing ethically for broad user communities, developing empathy for people represented within the data, and using reproducibility to increase the transparency of design. This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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Digital Publishing: Multimodal Storytelling
Monday, October 8, 2018
10:00-12:00

This session will provide an overview of common options for publishing sound and video on the Web, focusing on the benefits of various platforms, licensing and rights issues, accessibility issues to consider, and methods of integrating multiple media into research publications. This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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Research Impact Concepts and Tools
Monday, October 8, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop is designed to help you, as a graduate student, better understand how research impact is currently measured and outline Duke’s resources for assessing impact, from Web of Science to Altmetric Explorer. The workshop will include hands-on exploration of research impact tools, so please bring your laptop to participate.This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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Digital Publishing: Reaching and Engaging Audiences
Monday, October 8, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Who are the intended users of your digital publication? How can you reach new audiences and keep your existing audiences actively engaged? We'll learn about some of the ways successful projects connect with their users and promote their work to potential audiences. Participants will leave this session with a solid grounding in the ethical and logistical dimensions of engaging audiences and incorporating audience involvement into their own publication practices.This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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Image Copyright and Acquisition for Scholars
Monday, October 8, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Visual literacy standards and the law are necessary for nearly every humanities and social-sciences project.  This workshop addresses two aspects of image use in scholarship: 1) techniques in obtaining scholarly images (what a scholarly image is, determining original resolution, searching free- and free-to-use images for scholarly research, and when you should pay), adn 2) a brief course on image copyright and intellectual property--both the scholar’s and the user’s rights and how each can be asserted.  Relevant case history examples will be cited to back up a scholar’s use of images. This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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Retractions in Science and Social Science Literature
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will discuss the burgeoning phenomena of retractions in the scientific and social scientific literature. No one plans to have an article retracted, so we will cover what to do to avoid or address a retraction or expression of concern and what the existing editorial literature can offer if you do find yourself dealing with a retraction as an author or one of a group of authors.This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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Acquiring and Preparing a Corpus of Texts
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session focuses on the technical dimensions of corpus development.  Using an array of printed matter -- from digital facsimiles of incunabula to modern letterpress/offset books -- we will explore the risks and benefits of optical character recognition (OCR); file formatting and naming issues; organization strategies for large corpora; and problems of data cleaning and preparation. While this session will not examine legal issues in detail, we will discuss some common legal concerns around the use of textual corpora.This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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Topic Modeling and Document Classification With MALLET
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Participants in this session will acquire a general understanding of topic modeling, the automated analysis technique often referred to as "text mining."  In addition to topic modeling, this session introduces the concepts of sequence labeling and automated document classification, both of which are also possible with MALLET.This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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Shaping Your Professional Identity Online
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop is designed to help you consider the best ways to navigate how you want to present yourself online.  We will discuss topics such as what to share and how to share, the ethical issues involved, and how to maintain the right balance of privacy.  We will also examine some steps you can take, such as creating a profile on Google Scholar, creating a Google alert for your name, creating an ORCID ID, interacting professionally on Twitter, and creating an online portfolio.This workshop is part of Library RCR Days.
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iThenticate and Scholars@Duke
Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Academic Affairs and the Provost’s Office invite graduate students to learn about two technical resources with new relevance to students in The Graduate School.
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Conflicts of Interest and How They Can Affect Graduate Students & Postdocs
Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm

This goal of this RCR forum will be to enable you to identify the types of issues and concerns around working with faculty members in startups, consulting and other research-related projects.
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Data Management 101 for Scientists
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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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An Introduction to Human Subjects Review
Thursday, November 1, 2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This forum will introduce you to the Duke Main Campus IRB, otherwise known as the Institutional  Review Board for Protecting Human Subjects in Non-Medical Research, and will be of interest to students in any graduate program who expect to be conducting social/ behavioral science research involving human subjects.
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Finding a Home for Your Data: An Introduction to Archives & Repositories
Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

This workshop will provide an overview of the different types of repositories and the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape.
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