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In Conversation with the Wellcome Trust - research outputs sharing and management

David Carr and Robert Kiley from the Wellcome Trust are coming to Cambridge to talk with researchers about the Trust’s policy on data, software and materials management and sharing, which was released in July 2017.

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How to Spot a Predatory Publisher (Webinar for Librarians)

'Dear esteemed author…'

So-called predatory publishers regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers. With the emphasis on publishing as a measure of academic success still strong it can be easy to give in to temptation and flattery but this can do more harm than good to a future career.

This session will look at the problem of predatory publishers using case studies. Attendees will be given tips on how to spot a predatory publisher or conference and the best advice to offer if one of their researchers has been approached.

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Open Access Week: Helping Researchers Publish in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Join us for the fourth in our series exploring resources to help with the process of publishing your research in STEM disciplines - from recording observations to editing to peer review.

 

This session offers the chance to learn about available tools and options in publishing and reviewing, and ask questions of the experts.

Featuring contributions from:

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Open Access Week: Helping Researchers Publish in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Join us for the third in our series exploring resources to help with the process of publishing your research - from recording observations to editing to peer review. For the first time, this event focuses exclusively on research taking place in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences subjects.

 

This session offers the chance to learn about available tools and options in publishing and reviewing, and ask questions of the experts.

Featuring:

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Popping the Filter Bubble: How facts can help you

So-called “fake news” is everywhere and is having a major impact on daily life from politics to education. The rapid growth of information and the numbers of people who can create it means that we need more sophisticated tools to process the news we receive. Join us to learn about different methods you can use to be your own fact checker and pop your filter bubble.

 

 

Part of the University Festival of Ideas.

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Engaging Researchers in Good Data Management

A one-day conference sharing fresh ideas and good practices for creating and promoting effective RDM practices

 

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, UK

 

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Python Training Sessions

Learn more about Python
If you have some basic working knowledge with the Python programming language or you are beginning to manage your data fluently in other programming languages and want to learn more about Python, some data champions will be running a one-day session on Thursday 12th October in the Downing Site
This course will cover functions and modules and requires some basic programming skills as described in the link to the training page.

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Python for Beginners

Introduction to Python
If you are interested in learning to use the Python programming language from scratch, there are sessions for beginners. Although these are currently fully-booked please sign up to the waiting list / register your interest, so we can gauge demand for future sessions, and allocate spaces if these become available

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TechLink Seminar: UIS storage services: Insight into how the UIS storage services for research data were implemented and introduction to institutional storage service project

Wojciech Turek, head of the Research Computing Platforms team and service owner for storage services will provide an overview of the recently released UIS storage services for research data and how they can benefit researchers and help to improve way researchers store and process data. Wojciech will also provide insight into the development of the forthcoming institutional storage service and Storage Self-Service portal.

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Open Access for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Librarians (Webinar)

Join the OSC for a discussion of Open Access issues relevant to HASS librarians
The Open Access message has been geared towards sharing academic outputs like journal articles and their underlying data as well as being mandated by funders but how do you promote Open Access if none of these areas apply to your work?

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