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IS1 Chemistry Library Orientation Fri 13 Oct 2017   10:15 Finished

This is a compulsory session which introduces new graduate students to the Department of Chemistry Library and its place within the wider Cambridge University Library system. It provides general information on what is available, where it is, and how to get it. Print and online resources are included.

You must choose one session out of the 9 sessions available.

A ‘recommended’ optional course that introduces all the relevant online databases available to you in the university: citation databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, and PubMed, which index all the scientific literature that is published, as well as chemistry and related subject-specific databases. You will be guided on how to search citation databases effectively and the session includes a hands-on element where you can practise searching using the PCs available. You are welcome to bring your own laptop.

The session will be most suitable for those who are new to searching citation databases or would like a refresher.

Please note that this session will not cover searching the databases Reaxys and SciFinder. These are covered by IS5.

This compulsory course will equip you with the skills required to manage the research information you will need to gather throughout your graduate course, as well as the publications you will produce yourself. It will also help you enhance your online research profile and measure the impact of research.

A short break for refreshments will be included

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Mon 19 Mar 2018 09:00 [Places]
Thu 31 May 2018 09:00 [Places]
IS4 Research Data Management Fri 19 Jan 2018   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This compulsory session introduces Research Data Management (RDM) to Chemistry PhD students. It is highly interactive and utilises practical activities throughout.

Key topics covered are:

  • Research Data Management (RDM) - what it is and what problems can occur with managing and sharing your data.
  • Data backup and file sharing - possible consequences of not backing up your data, strategies for backing up your data and sharing your data safely.
  • Data organisation - how to organise your files and folders, what is best practice.
  • Data sharing - obstacles to sharing your data, benefits and importance of sharing your data, the funder policy landscape, resources available in the University to help you share your data.
  • Data management planning - creating a roadmap for how not to get lost in your data!

Lunch and refreshments are included for this course

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Wed 6 Dec 2017 13:00 [Full]
Tue 29 May 2018 15:00 [Places]
IS5 SciFinder and Reaxys Thu 2 Nov 2017   11:30 [Places]

A ‘recommended’ optional course introducing electronic databases SciFinder and Reaxys presented by Professor Jonathan Goodman comprising of presentation followed by hands-on investigation.

Personal registration required for access to SciFinder. Please see the prerequisites.

IS6 An introduction to GitHub new Tue 24 Oct 2017   15:00 [Places]

Are you interested in using Git https://git-scm.com/ and GitHub https://github.com/ to manage your code/research data? This new workshop covers the following:

• What is Git? What is GitHub? What is version control?

• How can it be useful for you?

• Practical session: working with GitHub

Refreshments will be provided.

Further details of the workshop can be found here: https://github.com/semacu/training/tree/master/20171024_GitHub_Chemistry_Cambridge

Are you a post-doc applying for grants? Do you need to write a Data Management Plan as part of your grant application but don't know how? Are you a post-doc who is just interested in learning about writing data management plans? If so, this session is for you.

During this session you will learn everything you need to know about data management plans:

  • What they are
  • Why they are suddenly required as part of grant applications
  • What to include in data management plans
  • Tools to help writing data management plans

Refreshments will be provided (tea, coffee, and biscuits).

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Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:00 [Places]
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