Faculty Forums

Planning for a City of Culture (Mar. 21, 2017)

Dr. Shoshanah Goldberg-Miller (PhD, The New School) specializes in creative economic development, culture policy, arts entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management. She examines the ways that cities use arts and culture in planning, fostering livable communities and creating economic development strategies to build their brand, attract residents and tourists, and distinguish themselves from other urban centers worldwide. Her book, Planning for a City of Culture: Toronto and New York (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, March 2017) brings a new, fresh perspective to the study of creative cities by using policy theory as an underlying construct to understand the role of arts and culture in the transformation of Toronto and the revitalization of New York during the decade of the 2000s. This lecture is part of the Research Commons Faculty Forum Series.

About our speaker:

Goldberg-Miller has published in Cities: The International Journal of Policy and Planning; Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship and the Arts and Journal of Enterprising Culture, and has co-authored a chapter in Creating Cultural Capital. Dr. Goldberg-Miller is Assistant Professor of Arts Administration, Education & Policy at The Ohio State University, holds a courtesy appointment in the Knowlton School of Architecture’s City and Regional Planning Section, and serves as Academic Advisor to the City of Toronto’s Department of Economic Development and Culture.


Facts You Need to Know if You Work with Animals in Research (Jan. 25, 2017)

This workshop will introduce the key components of the Animal Care and Use Program at OSU including the role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), applicable regulatory requirements, and resources available for protocol development and study design consultation. While the session will be tailored to researchers preparing an IACUC submission (new or renewal), anyone listed on an Animal Use Protocol is welcome.

Finding Funding: SPIN (Jan. 26, 2017)

Want to learn strategies for finding funding opportunities and creating custom funding alerts relevant to your research? Join Jeff Agnoli and Ethan Barnhardt of the Office of Research for this interactive workshop, where you will learn more about using the SPIN funding opportunities database and accessing other funding and grant writing resources available to researchers at Ohio State.

Prepare, Present, and Preserve: Moving Your Research Posters from Physical to Digital (Jan. 30, 2017)

Looking for tips on how to prepare an eye-catching and informative research poster? Curious about how to archive and increase access to your poster so it can still make an impact long after the forum is over? Join the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) and the Knowledge Bank to learn more about best practices for presenting your research with posters and opportunities to preserve them digitally. If you are a graduate student preparing for the Hayes Research Forum or another spring conference, then this session is for you!

IRB Training for Graduate Students (Feb. 1, 2017)

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop for graduate students on how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The workshop will focus on the following key topics:

  • Understanding why we have an IRB process
  • Exploring types of research and levels of review
  • Reviewing application components
  • Tips for successful application completion
  • Finding out where to go for help
  • FAQ

Zotero Basics: Citation Management Training (Feb. 7, 2017)

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 department for an overview of Citation Management Software tools, and specifics on how you can use Zotero to organize your references, create bibliographies, and more as you prepare you next paper or publication.

Tips on Writing Your Animal Use Protocol (Feb. 8, 2017)

Are you planning to create or submit an Animal Use Protocol, or do you have an approved protocol that needs to be amended? This workshop is designed to familiarize you with the protocol form, and what information needs to be provided in the various sections of the form. The level of detail needed for the protocol will be discussed in terms of how this subsequently affects the study flexibility and protocol compliance. Lastly, the workshop will address how to amend an existing protocol, and determine what steps of the review process your IACUC submission is in. 

Grants for Graduate Students: How to Successfully Apply for a CGS Grant (Feb. 13, 2017)

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.

Grant Writing: An Introduction (Feb. 16, 2017)

Join us for this interactive workshop on grant writing. We will address some of the similarities and differences between the funding processes for federal/state agencies and private foundations. Topics include best practices for seeking funding, including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources, and examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear.

Presenters include:

  • Dinessa Solomon, Executive Director, Foundation Relations
  • Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research
  • Amanda Rinehart, Data Management Services Librarian

Fair Use in Research and Education (Feb. 21, 2017)

Do you use materials from third party sources in your teaching or research publications? Have you heard that all educational use is fair use but have some concerns about whether this is accurate? How can you evaluate whether something may qualify as fair use or determine if you need to seek permission? Join the Copyright Resources Center during Fair Use Week to learn how to use copyrighted material confidently and legally in your research publications and teaching.

Now What? Post-Approval Animal Use Protocol Management (Feb. 22, 2017)

Discover tips for maintaining compliance after your protocol is approved. This workshop will help cover the submission of protocol amendments, annual reviews, and study team changes. It will also provide the the more common findings on semi-annual facility inspections and what areas are included in the semi-annual inspections.

Buck-IRB Submissions (Feb. 23, 2017)

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on creating human subjects research continuing review submissions within the online Buck-IRB system. This workshop will:

  • Explain the needed associated submission materials
  • Discuss common errors found in screening and IRB review and ways to avoid them
  • Provide tips for navigating the Buck-IRB application
  • Clarify when an annual status report may be appropriate

Anyone involved in preparing IRB submissions is welcome.

GIS for Research I: An Introduction to GIS Concepts and Data (Feb. 28, 2017)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be a powerful research tool for solving problems in and across a wide range of disciplines. If your research question has a geographic component, GIS data and tools can be integral to informing your analysis and communicating spatial patterns to you audience. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be introduced to key concepts for using GIS in research
  • Learn more about common GIS data formats
  • Explore OSU Libraries’ and public databases where GIS data can be retrieved

Industry Engagement 101: Collaborating with Commercial Enterprises (Mar. 9, 2017)

Many factors are driving an increase in engagement between universities and industry; including increased competition for redirected and/or declining governmental research investments and the creation of products and markets that require a workforce with new skills. As University researchers navigate these dynamics it is important to understand the extent to which successful relationships are dependent on an understanding of corporate decision making, the ability to manage expectations, and taking a holistic approach to finding win-win value propositions on the industry/university engagement continuum. Strategic partnerships in this domain merge the discovery-driven culture of the university with the innovation-driven environment of the company. But to make the chemistry work, each side must overcome the cultural and communications differences that often impair industry/university partnerships of all types and undercut their potential. This workshop, led by staff from the Industry Liaison Office, addresses the challenge of bridging the industry-university divide by providing researchers with a fundamental understanding of the value of industry engagement and the engagement continuum, tools for rapidly vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and knowledge of the support resources at OSU that are key to helping secure and nurture industrial relationships.

Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online (Mar. 22, 2017)

Want to make a map for your research, teaching, outreach, or just for fun? ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is the premier platform for easily and efficiently creating interactive web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online using their OSU username and password
  • Learn the basics of making web maps with ArcGIS Online, including adding layers to a map, changing layer styles, and configuring pop-ups
  • Be introduced to spatial analysis and visualization techniques based on a real-world scenario

This workshop is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

IRB and International Research (Mar. 28, 2017)

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on creating and submitting proposals for researchers who plan to conduct research in international locations. This session will:

  • Debunk common myths about international research
  • Explain how to create and submit Buck-IRB proposals
  • Provide tips about the informed consent process, including scenarios when a waiver of consent documentation may be appropriate

While this session will be tailored to social and behavioral sciences researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome.

Data Management Basics (Mar. 29, 2017)

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.

Zotero Advanced: Features for Literature Reviews and Citation Management (Apr. 4, 2017)

Are you writing a literature review and looking for ways to keep your citations and notes organized? Or a Zotero user interested in learning about some of its advanced features? Join the Libraries’ Research Services department for this workshop, where you’ll learn how Zotero can help with your literature review. Topics will include:

  • Organizing citations with collections, tags, and related items
  • Using the plugin Zotfile to extract highlights and annotations from PDFs to your Zotero library
  • Using Zotfile to automatically rename, move, or attach PDFs to Zotero items
  • Choosing the est method for adding citations to your literature review from your Zotero library

Research and Bibliometric Assessment with InCites (Apr. 5, 2017)

InCites is a web-based research evaluation tool that allows for the analysis of institutional productivity and benchmarking of research output against peers worldwide. InCites data can be useful in research and bibliometric assessment at both the institutional and individual researcher level, and the online platform includes visualization and reporting tools for easily creating and sharing such information. Join us for a hands-on training session and learn more about how you might use InCites in your own work. There will be two sessions throughout the day covering different functions within InCites, and participants are free to register for one or both sessions.

Session 1: Using InCites for Institutional Research 
Topics to be covered in this session include:

– Institutional benchmarking
– Departmental comparisons
– Change in research performance in a field over time
– Funding agencies supporting work in a particular field

Session 2: Using InCites for the Individual Researcher 
Topics to be covered in this session include:

– Article level metrics for faculty research
– Identifying journals in which researchers are cited the most
– Collaboration tools and analyses
– Funding agencies supporting work in a particular field

InCites is provided courtesy of support from the Office of Research, Industry Liaison Office and can be accessed through the University Libraries’ catalog.

Getting Your Article Published: Tips for Sharing Your Research (Apr. 11, 2017)

Looking for tips on navigating the peer review process? Wondering how to avoid some of the most common reasons for an article to be rejected? Join the Libraries’ Publishing and Repository Services department for advice about sharing your research in scholarly journals and getting your next article published. 

IRB Reliance Models for Ohio State Researchers Collaborating with External Partners (Apr. 12, 2017)

The Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) is offering a workshops on collaborative human subjects research. The workshop will:

  • Discuss the new NIH and Common Core Single IRB of Research (sIRB of Record) mandate
  • Describe when and how researchers may rely on a non-Ohio State IRB
  • Describe when and how researchers may obtain Individual Investigator Agreements
  • Provide a list of IRBs with whom Ohio State has standing reliance relationships

Sharing Your Research with Story Maps (Apr. 13, 2017)

Want to make a map that will help you share the stories being uncovered through your research and make them accessible to a broader audience? ArcGIS Story Maps combine maps, data, and multimedia content – text, photos, videos, and audio- to communicate information effectively through interactive and user-friendly web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online using their OSU username and password
  • Explore the Story Maps gallery and learn more about the wide range of web app templates available
  • Build a Story Map to illustrate an example of their use in communicating research topics

Other Events

Graduate Game Night in the Commons (Feb. 9, 2017)

Need a short break from your research? Join your fellow graduate students for our first Graduate Game Night in the Research Commons event! Play a classic board game or come learn a new one! Participants can play the games provided or bring one of their own. Various board games will be available, including Monopoly, Clue, Risk, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, and many more. Bring a group or join others for a cooperative game of Pictionary using the Digital Whiteboards and Smart Marker Technology.