Workshops

Grants for Graduate Students: How to Successfully Apply for a CGS Grant (Sep. 16, 2015)

Are you a graduate student interested in research, conference travel, and professional development grants available to you through the Council of Graduate Students (CGS)? Want to know how to push your CGS grant application over the top? Join us to learn the ins and outs of applying for the Global Gateway Grant, Ray Travel Award, Career Development Grant, and Hayes Research Forum.

Guidelines for Keeping a Good Lab Notebook (Sep. 22, 2015)

Did you know that keeping good records of your research is crucial to a successful project in any field of study? Are you an undergraduate or graduate researcher working in a laboratory, where you are asked to keep a lab notebook? This session will teach you how to maintain and organize your lab notebook to keep track of protocols, experiments, and results. Join Dr. Marcela Hernandez to learn the secrets to a great lab notebook, whether you are currently in a research lab or interested in joining one!

Zotero Basics: Best Practices for Citation Management (Sep. 30, 2015)

Are you interested in using citation management software for your next writing project but not sure where to start? Want to learn more about how citation management software can make your life easier when it comes to collecting, organizing, and citing published works? Join the Libraries’ Research Services for an overview of how you can use Zotero to organize your references, create bibliographies, and more as you prepare for your next paper or publication.

Blogging for Academics: Research as a Conversation (Oct. 7, 2015)

Do you maintain a blog to highlight and discuss your research, or are you thinking about starting one? Are you wondering whether or not blogging about research is the right fit for you? Join Melanie Schlosser, OSU’s Digital Publishing Librarian to learn about the ways in which blogging can increase the visibility and reach of your research, along with some practical tips for making your blog successful!

RefWorks Basics: Best Practices for Citation Management (Oct. 29, 2015)

Are you interested in using citation management software for your next writing project but not sure where to start? Want to learn more about how citation management software can make your life easier when it comes to collecting, organizing, and citing published works? Join the Libraries’ Research Services for an overview of how you can use RefWorks to organize your references, create bibliographies, and more as you prepare for your next paper or publication.

Keys to Research Success: Keeping Your Data Organized (Nov. 3, 2015)

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 Amanda Rinehart, OSU’s Data Management Services Librarian, to learn more about creating a file naming system, tracking versions, and maintaining meaningful metadata for your research projects.

Finding Funding and Getting Grants (Nov. 10, 2015)

Want to learn strategies for finding funding opportunities and creating custom funding alerts relevant to your research? Are you looking for tips on how to make your grant applications clear and persuasive to sponsors? Join Jeff Agnoli of the Office of Research for this hands-on workshop, where you will learn more about using the SPIN funding opportunities database and accessing grant writing resources available to researchers at Ohio State.

Human Subjects Research: Assistance with IRB Forms and Data Management (Dec. 2, 2015)

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.

Discussion Forums

Open Access Publishing: Potentials and Pitfalls (Oct. 21, 2015)

Are you curious about open access publishing? Have you published in an open access journal, or are you considering this as a possibility? Have you received questionable solicitations to publish your research or had a run-in with a predatory publisher? If you answered yes to any of these questions and want to know more about who can help, join Sandra Enimil (Head, Copyright Resources Center) and Melanie Schlosser (Digital Publishing Librarian) to learn some tips for steering clear of unethical publishing practices and some ways that researchers can benefit from scholarly open access publishing.

Panel Discussions

Federal Public Access Plans: Information for Researchers (Nov. 19, 2015)

Wondering how federal agency public access requirements will impact your work as an Ohio State researcher? Curious about the services offered across the university to assist researchers in meeting these new expectations? Join a panel of experts to learn more about how to ensure compliance with new and existing public access policies and who can help. These topics and your questions will be discussed by the following panel:

  • Sandra Enimil, Head of the Copyright Resources Center, University Libraries
  • Karla Gengler-Nowak, Grants & Contracts Administrator, College of Optometry
  • Aimee Nielsen-Link, Director, Health Sciences Office, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Amanda Rinehart, Data Management Services Librarian, University Libraries
  • Maureen Walsh, Institutional Repository Services Librarian, University Libraries

Other Events

GIS Day 2015 (Nov. 18, 2015)

GIS Day at Ohio State is an annual event for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to join in the worldwide celebration of geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. This year’s program starts off with a “Lightning Lecture Lunch” (11am – 1pm) with 10 speakers giving presentations on a variety of topics related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Speakers include Ohio State faculty, staff, and students, as well as representatives of government and industry groups. See the complete list of speakers here: GIS Day 2015 Speaker Handout.

After the talks, exhibitors will be available for a GIS resource fair from 1-4pm. GIS professionals from academic, municipal, and industry organizations will be on hand to speak with attendees about GIS-related services and resources available to them at Ohio State, as well as possible careers in GIS and the application of geospatial technology in real-world scenarios.

GIS Day is made possible through a partnership between the University Libraries, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), and the Enterprise GIS Initiative at Ohio State. No registration is required.