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IS1 Chemistry Library Orientation Tue 1 May 2018   14:15 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.

IS3 Research Information Skills Thu 31 May 2018   09:00 Finished

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

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!

Refreshments are included for this course

IS5 SciFinder and Reaxys Thu 2 Nov 2017   11:30 Finished

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 Finished

Are you interested in using Git and GitHub 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:

IS7 ORCID Session new Fri 23 Feb 2018   13:00 Finished

Many funding organisations and publishers now require you to get an ORCID: a free ID that is unique to you and which comes with you wherever you go, especially when moving between academic institutions. It eliminates ambiguity about your name in publications so you can get full credit for your work.

Would you like to know more? Do you already have an ORCID but are not sure how best to use it?

This practical, 30 minute session is being offered as part of the Department of Chemistry careers programme 2018.

Bring your own device and register for an ORCID, link it to your Symplectic account, and find out how to use ORCID to streamline your research.

One-to-one support will be available after the initial 30 minutes of presentation and registration activities, should you need it.

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

You will increasingly be required to write a DMP as part of your grant applications, but it is also useful to write one whenever you begin a research project, to help you plan how to manage your data effectively from the start.

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

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

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

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