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Moore Methods (Research Skills Programme) 2017-18

Programme of events provided by Cambridge University Libraries
(Thu 26 Oct 2017 - Wed 18 Apr 2018)

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Thu 26 Oct 2017 – Wed 18 Apr 2018

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October 2017

Thu 26
Help! I Need to Find Stuff For My Project Now! new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will help participants develop skills to get them searching for research quickly and efficiently. The session will start with a demonstration of Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed and MathSciNet before moving on to a focused look at how to get Google to work for you. We will then move into a drop-in clinic where library staff will be on hand to work with participants on their own personal projects and searching needs.

Session structure:

12pm-1pm: Demonstration of key databases

1pm-2pm: Drop-in clinic with 1-2-1 support from librarians

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

Tue 31
Exorcising Your Data Demons! - an Introduction to Research Data Management (RDM) new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show participants the fundamentals of good Research Data Management (RDM) to help make sure all the research data that they might be generating as part of their work doesn't take over their lives!

The session will start with a presentation giving tips and tricks for good RDM practices and will move into a drop-in informal clinic where library staff will be available to answer specific questions. As the session will take place on Halloween, expect a spooky theme and free trick-or-treat candy!

Session structure:

12pm-1pm: Presentation about Research Data Management

1pm-2pm: Drop-in clinic with 1-2-1 support from librarians

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

November 2017

Fri 3
"Yes, You Do Need To Reference That!" - a Crash Course in Being an Ethical Researcher new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show participants why referencing is a good thing for management of your own research, as well as introducing participants to referencing tools that can be integrated with Word and specialist tools like LaTeX.

The session will start with a short presentation on the principles of good referencing as well as getting participants to critically evaluate good and bad practice, before moving into a drop-in clinic where participants can get 1-2-1 help from librarians.

Session structure:

12pm-1pm: Presentation about referencing tools and techniques

1pm-2pm: Drop-in clinic with 1-2-1 support from librarians

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

Tue 7
Working Openly and Reproducibly - Developing Research Skills For the Future new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will introduce participants to the ideas of working openly and reproducibly through presenting case studies and tools to help facilitate this kind of work. From GitHub to good file naming conventions, participants will be given the opportunity to learn from other people’s failures and to be better at future-proofing their research.

The session will predominantly be presentation and discussion based with some time at the end for some 1-2-1 focused help from library staff.

Session structure:

12pm-1pm: Presentation about Research Data Management

1pm-2pm: Drop-in clinic with 1-2-1 support from librarians

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

Fri 10
How to Give Great Presentations When You Hate Giving Presentations! new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show good presentation design, give tips on good science communication, as well as getting people to think about different tools and ways of presenting their ideas.

The session will predominantly be presentation and discussion based with some time at the end for some 1-2-1 focused help from librarians.

Session structure:

12pm-1pm: Presentation about Presentations!

1pm-2pm: Drop-in clinic with 1-2-1 support from librarians

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

Mon 13
Social Media Drop-in Clinic - Twitter new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This drop-in clinic will allow participants to get bespoke Twitter support, so whether you're starting out on Twitter or have been using it for a while and want some new tips, come along and pick our brains on communicating in 140 characters!

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

Fri 17
Social Media Drop-in Clinic - Communicating STEM on YouTube, Tumblr and Instagram new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This drop-in clinic will allow participants to get insights on how to communicate STEM research and ideas using popular social media platforms YouTube, Tumblr and Instagram.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

Tue 21
Getting Recognition for Your Own Research new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will introduce participants to the wonderful world of open access, pre-prints, ORCiD, Symplectic and even Creative Commons licencing. All these tools and systems can help you gain recognition and keep ownership of your research, as well as sharing it widely with others raising your research profile all at the same time.

The session will open with a presentation and will then move into a 1-2-1 focused drop-in clinic where participants can explore individual tools with help from library staff.

Session structure:

12pm-1pm: Presentation overview of the tools and services covered in session

1pm-2pm: Drop-in clinic with 1-2-1 support from librarians looking at tools individually

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

January 2018

Fri 26
Level Up Your Search Strategy Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will help participants develop skills to get them searching for research quickly and efficiently. The session will start with a demonstration of Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed and MathSciNet before moving onto less traditional resources such as arXiv and a focused look at how to get Google to work for you. So level up your searching skills with your friendly librarians at the Moore!

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Wed 31
How to Avoid Falling Onto the Spikes of Copyright CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

No-one wants to lose critical time (and hearts) trying to jump over impossibly big copyright pits of spikes right? In this session we will explore the often confusing and discombobulating world of copyright and what happens when you share or publish your work. We'll introduce you to tricky concepts such as third party copyright and how to protect your own work, as well as how to use free licensing tools to maximise the reach of your own research as well as using other peoples work, but legally.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

February 2018

Wed 7
"Itsa me! Luigi!" [citation needed] - Unlocking Your Referencing Skills CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show participants why referencing is a good thing for management of your own research, as well as introducing participants to referencing tools that can be integrated with Word and specialist tools like LaTeX. We will get you to test your knowledge with interactive exercises throughout with a chance to maybe even win prizes!

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Wed 14
Don't Be Leeroy Jenkins – or How to Manage Your Research Data Without Getting Your Whole Project Wiped Out Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show participants the fundamentals of good Research Data Management (RDM) to help make sure all the research data that they might be generating as part of their work doesn't take over their lives, or that of their band of warriors!

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Tue 20
It's Dangerous to Go Alone, Take This - Using Twitter for Research Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

Want to learn how to use Twitter? Need to know the difference between a hashtag and a gif and how they can help inspire and push your research forward? In this interactive session we will take you through the basics of how Twitter works and how you can get Twitter to work for you and your research.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

March 2018

Fri 2
Player 2 Has Entered the Game - Ways of Working Towards Open Science Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will introduce participants to the ideas of working openly and reproducibly through presenting case studies and tools to help facilitate this kind of work. From GitHub to good file naming conventions, participants will be given the opportunity to learn from other people’s failures and to be better at future-proofing their research.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Tue 6
Beating Your Final Boss Battle, or Presenting With Confidence and Style (Easy Mode) Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show good presentation design, give tips on good science communication, as well as getting people to think about different tools and ways of presenting their ideas. This is our lite session but if you want to have a more HD experience, check out our longer hands-on workshop.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Fri 9
Beating Your Final Boss Battle, or Presenting With Confidence and Style (Tough Mode) new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show good presentation design, give tips on good science communication, as well as getting people to think about different tools and ways of presenting their ideas. We will also walk you through hands-on exercises so you can start designing your own slides, as well as get a taste for presenting, all in a safe space.

This is a workshop, hands-on session but if you want to get the quick add-on version, check out our shorter presentation session. While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

April 2018

Wed 18
The Diversifying Nature of Impact Finished 10:30 - 12:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

The diversifying nature of impact

Pep Pàmies, the Chief Editor of Nature Biomedical Engineering, will provide tips on how to convey your research for broader impact, and discuss the jobs that selective scientific journals need to increasingly take on.

Refreshments, including a sandwich lunch, will be provided. Please arrive promptly for a 10:30am start.