Habits of Highly-Effective PIs: Succeeding in Research at Ohio State (Oct. 2, 2014)

Want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of PIs at Ohio State? Looking for resources to support your research productivity? Want assistance with data management planning? Join the Office of Research and the Libraries’ Data Management Services for an overview of research support services that can save you time and contribute to your success.

Keys to Research Success: Keeping Your Data Organized (Oct. 17, 2014)

Tired of searching for lost files? Worried the spreadsheet you’re editing isn’t the most recent version of your data? Looking for a better way to keep track of your methods and results? Join the Libraries’ Data Management Services and the Undergraduate Research Office to learn more about creating a file naming system, tracking versions, and maintaining meaningful metadata for your research projects.

Fair Use and You: Copyright Considerations for Writing Theses and Dissertations (Oct. 21, 2014)

Want to know more about how copyright law and fair use affect what you can and can’t use in your work? Have you hit a wall with your writing and need some support to get back on track? Join the Copyright Resources Center and the Writing Center for an overview of author’s rights, copyright, and the services offered to help keep you productive as a writer.

Opening Access to Your Research: Strategies for Digital Scholarship (Oct. 24, 2014)

Curious about ways to disseminate your work online? Thinking about creating a website or blog to showcase your research? Wondering what your options are for publishing digital content at Ohio State? Join ODEE, the Libraries Publishing Program, and the Knowledge Bank to learn more about increasing the visibility and impact of your research through digital scholarship.

Protecting and Promoting Your Research: From Copyright to Commercialization (Oct. 29, 2014)

Concerned about retaining ownership of your research output or getting assistance with publisher’s agreements? Interested in turning your intellectual property into business opportunities or products? Join the Copyright Resources Center and the Technology Commercialization Office for a discussion of important things to consider for protecting and promoting original research.

Getting Grants: Finding Funding and Planning for Data Management (Nov. 4, 2014)

Want tips on finding funding opportunities and making your grant applications clear and persuasive to sponsors? Need to know what you should be including in your data management plans? Join the Office of Research and the Libraries’ Data Management Services for a discussion about best practices and valuable tools for successfully navigating the research funding process at Ohio State.

Publishing Images in the Digital World (Nov. 5, 2014)

Interested in learning more about the basics of digital imaging, including image quality, reproduction, and file types? Need to know how to locate and clear rights to use images in a publication? Join the Fine Arts Librarian and the Copyright Resources Center for an overview of issues associated with preparing and publishing images in print and electronic formats.

Research Writing 101: Best Practices for Citation Management (Nov. 20, 2014)

Looking for tips on creating an annotated bibliography and keeping your references organized? Want to learn more about the citation management tools available to you at Ohio State? Join the Writing Center and the Libraries’ Research Services for a discussion about the resources that can keep you efficient and organized as you prepare to publish your research.

Human Subjects Research: Assistance with IRB Forms and Data Management (Dec. 2, 2014)

Want assistance with the IRB process? Interested in learning more about best practices for collecting, managing, and curating human subjects research data? Join the Office of Responsible Research Practices and the Libraries’ Data Management Services for an overview of the services available for navigating IRB submissions and managing human subjects research data at Ohio State.

Panel Discussions

Department of Energy Public Access Plan (Sep. 26, 2014)

Interested in funding from the Department of Energy? Want to know more about Open Access or Data Management plans? Join a panel of experts from Ohio State to discuss the Department of Energy’s recently released Public Access Plan. All federal agencies that spend more than one million dollars per year to fund research have been charged by the Office of Science and Technology Policy to create a public access plan. The Department of Energy is the first agency to make their plan known. Implications for both articles and datasets will be addressed by the following experts:

  • John Heimaster, Chair of the Research Computing Committee, Director of Scientific Computing for the Department of Physics
  • Maureen Walsh, Institutional Repository Services Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries
  • Andrea Ward-Ross, Assistant Dean, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jennifer Yucel, Director and Research Integrity Officer, Office of Research Compliance

Scientific Social Networking (Nov. 18, 2014)

Want to learn more about research profiles, personal branding, and using social media to increase your research impact? Need tips on improving citation rates, building an online reputation, and marketing yourself as a researcher? Looking for guidance on important things to consider when sharing your research online? Join Ohio State’s Postdoctoral Association and the Research Commons for a panel discussion on scientific social networking, featuring:

  • Jeff Agnoli, Senior Staff Training and Development Specialist, Office of Research
  • Sandra Enimil, Head of the Copyright Resources Center, University Libraries
  • Jennifer Heckscher, Program Director for Gender Initiatives in STEMM, Office of Research
  • Meris Mandernach, Head of Research Services, University Libraries


Computational Humanities: Bridging the Gap Between Computer Science and Digital Humanities (Oct. 20, 2014)

Join Brian Joseph (Linguistics; Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures) and Christopher Brown (Classics) for a report on this summer’s Dagstuhl Seminar. The Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Humanities sought to boost the rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field of Computational Humanities by bringing together leading researchers in the (digital) humanities and computational analysis. Dr. Joseph and Dr. Brown will report on their participation in the seminar, its projects and participants, and their own work both in the Dagstuhl working group on Lexicon and Literature and on the OSU Herodotos Project for Ancient Ethnohistory.

Access the presentation slides through the following links: Dagstuhl Report (Slides 1-50), Herodotos Project (51-109), Examples & Resources 1 (110-141), Examples & Resources 2 (142-173), and Examples & Resources 3 (174-205).

Other Events

GIS Day 2014 (Nov. 19, 2014)

In celebration of worldwide GIS Day, University Libraries is partnering with the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), GIS Club, and Enterprise GIS to host an event promoting the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in research and teaching at Ohio State. GIS Day 2014 will feature displays of collection materials from the Gardner Family Map Room, Geology Library, Architecture Library, Area Studies, and University Archives. This event will also feature information about the new GIS support services to be offered through the Research Commons, hands-on demonstrations of ArcGIS software, and a chance to network with groups outside of Ohio State that use GIS methods and technologies in their work including the Ohio Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), and more.