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Avoiding data disasters: Best practices in Data Management for the Biological Sciences

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Have you ever struggled to import your spreadsheets into R?
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    The reliability of Wikipedia... and what you can do to help

    An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library
    Is Wikipedia a reliable source of information? What can you do to help make it better?
    In this session we will have a talk and Q&A session to discuss these questions and more. We will explore the history of Wikipedia, what happens behind the scenes to make it all work, how information is fact-checked and kept trustworthy, as well as the role of the extensive Wikipedia editorial community. There will also be a free sandwich lunch.

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    Introduction to Wikidata

    An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library

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    The many faces of the Wikimedia Universe

    An event by the Betty & Gordon Moore Library
    This session will open with a talk and Q&A session exploring Wikidata, ContentMine, and WikiCite. The talk will cover how Wikidata relates to the systematic text mining of the scientific literature, as well as the creation on Wikidata of an open collection of bibliographical and citation data. There will also be a free sandwich lunch.

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    Crossing Borders: an introduction to public debate on social media

    Academic research can play a vital role in shaping public debates, from correcting misinformation to uncovering alternative perspectives and challenging bias. But how can researchers make their voices heard on controversial topics when debate is sharply polarised? Sharing research on social media my reach new audiences, but how far should academics go in tailoring content to fit social media users’ expectations and attention spans?

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    Crossing Borders: an introduction to public debate on social media

    Academic research can play a vital role in shaping public debates, from correcting misinformation to uncovering alternative perspectives and challenging bias. But how can researchers make their voices heard on controversial topics when debate is sharply polarised? Sharing research on social media my reach new audiences, but how far should academics go in tailoring content to fit social media users’ expectations and attention spans?

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    Post-Publication Sharing: Publishing your Research Effectively (for PhD Students in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

    You've published your research...now what should you do with it?
    This session explores the whys and hows of sharing research - the options, the benefits and the logistics.
    Explore:

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    Managing your Digital Information: Workshop (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

    PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

    • How much information would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
    • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
    • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research information?

    As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

    Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

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    Post-Publication Sharing: Publishing your Research Effectively (For PhD Students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

    You've published your research...now what should you do with it?

    This session explores the whys and hows of sharing research - the options, the benefits and the logistics:

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