Finding Funding Workshop – SPIN (Jun. 16, 2015)

Participants will learn strategies for finding funding with SPIN (funding opportunities database) and how to create and save searches that generate funding alerts. We will also discuss additional funding strategies, tools for the identification of collaborators, preparing for a visit/talk with program officers, and how to access grant writing resources (e.g., sample proposals). Join Jeff Agnoli of the Office of Research for this hands-on workshop.

Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool (Jul. 9, 2015)

Many funding agencies now require the submission of a data management plan along with a researcher’s grant proposal. In this session, we will discuss the information that researchers should be including in their data management plans. Participants will also learn strategies for creating data management plans with the online DMPTool, which walks researchers through a funding agency’s specific requirements and expectations. Join Amanda Rinehart, Data Management Services Librarian, for this hands-on workshop.

GIS for the Rest of Us (Jul. 30, 2015)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has revolutionized our ability to visualize and display information connected to locations. Whether you have used Google’s free tools to find aerial photos of your neighborhood, searched for a friend’s address using the county auditor’s website, or researched the likelihood of your business flooding during a major storm event, GIS tools are at work.

A team of instructors will provide an overview of both Google and Esri platforms and showcase examples of how GIS can be used for research and education. Breakout sessions will provide training for various levels of experience. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own devices.

This program is offered through a partnership between the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, University Libraries, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the Department of Geography at The Ohio State University.

Buck-IRB General Training Session (Aug. 13, 2015)

For scholars planning to conduct human subjects research, this session will provide useful information on accessing and completing the various types of IRB submission forms using the new Buck-IRB system. An explanation of the various features of the new system as well as how to submit ancillary documents will also be discussed. Join Susan Ebert of the Office of Responsible Research Practices for this informational workshop.