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Introduction to Programming: Workshop

  • Do you use data in your research, or do you provide research support to those who do?
  • Would you like to learn basic programming skills to program your own models and applications?
  • There is more to programming than simply writing lines of code. This free workshop will provide you with a basic set of skills to make the coding process more effective, less error prone and more maintainable.

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    Beginners' guide to version control with Git and GitHub

    Version control is the management of changes to documents, computer programs, and other collections of information. Changes are usually identified by a number named the "revision number". Each revision is associated with a timestamp and the person making the change. Revisions can be compared, restored, and with some types of files, merged.


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    Altmetric Webinar: So what does anyone REALLY do with altmetrics?

    It’s been over five years since the term “alt-metrics” was coined and the metrics landscape has radically altered in that time. Research producers and funders, from large academic institutions to global funders to tiny non-profits and institutes, are using these new metrics in ways Altmetric hadn’t even conceived of when they launched their institutional platform two years ago.

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    Managing Your Research Data

    Research data is something that everyone works with, regardless of discipline. From huge data sets to high resolution photographs of artefacts, managing lots of stuff in a way that means you can not only find things but also make sure nothing gets lost accidentally is key to the success of any research project.

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    All you need to know about data management plans

    Are you a researcher applying for grants? Or perhaps a librarian or someone supporting researchers with their grant applications? If so, this workshop is for you.


    During this event you will learn everything you need to know about data management plans:

    • What are they
    • Why are they suddenly required as part of grant applications
    • What to include in data management plans?
    • Tools to help writing data management plans

    This sessions is going to be interactive and there are joining requirements:

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    Understanding Creative Commons, And Other Copyright Adventures

    You may have heard of Creative Commons but what are they, how can you take advantage of them and how can you use them to protect and share your research? In this session we will explore Creative Commons licencing, what you can and cannot do with the various options, as well as how to be a good internet citizen when online.
    The session with be themed around STEM disciplines but all other disciplines are welcome to attend.

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