Research Skills Training Series Schedule

Spring 2013 schedule

These trainings are open to all CPC fellows, trainees, and staff. Send ideas for topics for future semesters to Lori Delaney.

The schedule in PDF format will be posted soon. Schedules for previous semesters are here.

Using EndNote for Research: Making the Transition to X6 and Learning How to Use Its Powerful Features
Thursday, Jan. 31
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Lori Delaney
Learn about the new features in version X6, how to create and manage a bibliographic reference library, import references from various literature databases, and use different output styles in Microsoft Word 2010.

Preparing for CPC’s Move: Guidelines about What to Keep, Donate, Recycle, Shred, and Toss

Tuesday, Feb. 5
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Jay Gaidmore and Lawrence Giffin, University Archives & Records Management Services

It’s not too early to consider these questions:

  • What should I do with all my files, books, and other materials?
  • If I don’t need it anymore, does anyone else want it?
  • What should I shred and what should I recycle?

Gaidmore and Giffin will talk about the types of materials that UNC wants for cultural and historical purposes. Lori Delaney will provide some examples of what to set aside for further review and what to do with unwanted books, CPC Annual Reviews, CPC swag, and more

Systems & User Services Update: Answers to Questions You May Have Been Afraid to Ask!
Tuesday, Feb. 12
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Tim Van Acker
The Systems staff will answer the following questions and any others you may have, so if you are asking yourself any of these questions, this session is for you!

  • I have PGP on my laptop and I need to change my onyen password: what steps should I follow to ensure single sign-on works?
  • Should we consider using a Shared Exchange Mailbox for our project?
  • Can I use two monitors while working on a terminal server?
  • Sometimes I need to work from home: how do I connect remotely to the Q drive or to a terminal server?
  • I recently got a new smartphone: do I need to do anything special in order to access my UNC email account on this new phone?
  • I have data on my local computer (laptop or desktop): are you backing it up? If not, how can I ensure I get good backups of my local files?
  • My project needs to purchase equipment (laptops or desktops): to whom should we go for guidance and assistance?
  • I think I want to use Windows 8: will you support that on my CPC computer?
  • My project is going to begin data collection soon: can you help us design a safe data collection process?

Creating Research Posters for Conferences (PAA)
Tuesday, Feb. 26
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Tom Swasey
Learn everything you need to know to create a poster in PowerPoint for the PAA Conference and other conferences.

Using EndNote for Research: Advanced Features
Thursday, March 7
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Lori Delaney
Let’s go beyond the basics of EndNote by learning:

  • how and why to modify reference types and output styles
  • how to use term lists (author, journal title, keyword, and create-your-own)
  • how to use groups, group sets, and smart groups
  • how and when to use manuscript templates
  • how to export a RefWorks file to an EndNote library
  • a little more about how your EndNote Library can sync with EndNote Web

If you want another topic covered, email by 5pm on Tuesday, March 5th with a brief description.

Document Approval in SharePoint
Tuesday, March 12
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Ed Van Duinen
Learn how you can easily send documents to colleagues or managers for their approval or feedback using built-in SharePoint workflows.

Copyright Basics: Issues in Teaching, Research, and Scholarship
Thursday, March 21
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Anne Gilliland, UNC's Scholarly Communications Officer
All of us create and use copyrighted work, and copyright issues are integral to the work of university students, faculty, and staff. Learn some copyright basics and where to go for more help with more complex issues and questions.  

Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy
Thursday, March 21
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Deb Ussery and Lori Delaney
Do you need to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy? Most likely, yes! Beginning in July 2013, NIH can withhold project, center grant, and training grant funding if publications are not in compliance with the policy. Learn about authors’ responsibilities with compliance, why it is important to CPC's Proposal unit, and how CPC Library staff can help.

Photo Editing and Management
Wednesday, March 27
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Denise Ammons
Learn Photo editing basics with Microsoft Picture Manager. Will also cover how to compress, resize and rename photos for best usage.

Cancelled as of March 26, 2013: Visualization Tools for Exploratory Data Analysis
Wednesday, April 24
405 B/C CPC East
Presented by Brian Frizzelle
Exploratory data analysis has come a long way in the last several decades. New tools are being developed all the time that will allow users to better understand the nature of their datasets so they can conduct more informed analyses. In this session, we will explore some of the latest tools for both statistical and spatial EDA.

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