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January 2018

Tue 23
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal' will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Survival guide to Cambridge Library Services and Resources [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

This session will provide an overview of the support and resources available from libraries and other useful departments from across the University of Cambridge. It will also provide an introduction to the Researcher Development Programme STEM sessions offered by library staff on a wide range of useful research themes and skills.

After this session, participants will have a better understanding of what services are out there to help support them in their time at Cambridge and who they can ask for help.

Thu 25
Medicine: The "Big Four" Databases For Your Literature Search [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

Fri 26
Level up your search strategy [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will help participants develop skills to get them searching for research quickly and efficiently. The session will start with a demonstration of Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed and MathSciNet before moving onto less traditional resources such as arXiv and a focused look at how to get Google to work for you. So level up your searching skills with your friendly librarians at the Moore!

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Mon 29
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - Physiotherapy Interventions new [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal' will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Tue 30
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

How to take the bile out of your bibliography, and ensure that it's not the most time-consuming part of your work. A variety of tools will be showcased: EndNote, EndNoteWeb, Zotero, Mendeley.

Wed 31
Referencing your work like a pro new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Referencing where you got ideas and inspiration from for your research is a core skill for any good researcher. In this session, you will learn about the University of Cambridge's approach to plagiarism, as well as giving tips and tricks on how to avoid being caught out through bad referencing techniques. You will also be shown handy tools that can do a lot of the work for you as well as managing your literature reading list throughout your work and beyond.

Bring along your laptop, tablet or mobile phone to join in with our interactive referencing quiz and put your knowledge to the test! You might even win a prize!

How to avoid falling onto the spikes of copyright [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

No-one wants to lose critical time (and hearts) trying to jump over impossibly big copyright pits of spikes right? In this session we will explore the often confusing and discombobulating world of copyright and what happens when you share or publish your work. We'll introduce you to tricky concepts such as third party copyright and how to protect your own work, as well as how to use free licensing tools to maximise the reach of your own research as well as using other peoples work, but legally.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

February 2018

Mon 5
Do you really own your research? Copyright, collaboration, and Creative Commons [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

You own your own research right? Well it depends. In this session we will explore the sometimes very complicated world of copyright and what can happen when you publish your work. We'll also introduce you to concepts such as third party copyright, and how you can use existing licencing tools to maximise the reach of your research as well as using other peoples work to advance your own, but legally.

Medicine: Critical Appraisal - Systematic Reviews new [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

This course will help you understand how to critically appraise a systematic review.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Wed 7
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

How to take the bile out of your bibliography, and ensure that it's not the most time-consuming part of your work. A variety of tools will be showcased: EndNote, EndNoteWeb, Zotero, Mendeley.

"Itsa me! Luigi!" [citation needed] - unlocking your referencing skills [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show participants why referencing is a good thing for management of your own research, as well as introducing participants to referencing tools that can be integrated with Word and specialist tools like LaTeX. We will get you to test your knowledge with interactive exercises throughout with a chance to maybe even win prizes!

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Medicine: Literature Searching for Nurses new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session covering the Cinahl database, targeted at nurses. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

Mon 12
Medicine: Literature Searching for Doctors new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session covering the Medline database, targeted at doctors. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

Making your research impactful [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

This session explores why you should share your all research as widely as possible and how you can go about doing so. It will demonstrate the potential that Open Research can have in maximising exposure for your work and how you can track and trace how your research is being shared online.

Please bring your own internet-enabled device to this session.

Tue 13
Medicine: Systematic Literature Reviews - A 'How To' Guide [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Before undertaking any piece of primary research it’s important to be aware of as much of the existing literature as possible. A systematic literature review can also be a research end in itself. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. But how can you be sure you’re being as rigorous as necessary? How can you manage the references you find, document the process, and also know when to stop searching?

If you need to do a systematic literature review, and you’re not able to make sense of the search strategy behind this paper then this course is for you. Please bring along details of your own topic so that the session can be tailored to address your specific needs.

Wed 14
Don't be Leeroy Jenkins – or how to manage your research data without getting your whole project wiped out [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will show participants the fundamentals of good Research Data Management (RDM) to help make sure all the research data that they might be generating as part of their work doesn't take over their lives, or that of their band of warriors!

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Thu 15
Medicine: The "Big Four" Databases For Your Literature Search [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

Mon 19
Publishing your research effectively [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

This session will cover the things you need to consider in order to reach your audience effectively through publication. It will introduce how you should decide which academic journal is most appropriate for your research, including considerations such as journal rankings, publication times, fees and your own publication history. It will also cover the concept of using pre-print servers before publication - when and where to post your work and the benefits it can bring.

Please bring your own internet-enabled device to this session.

Medicine: Writing for Publication new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course designed to take you step-by-step through academic writing and publication, with tips and resources to make writing up as simple as possible. The course will demystify the peer-review process, and help you to improve the precision and clarity of your academic writing.

Tue 20
It's dangerous to go alone, take this - using Twitter for research [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

Want to learn how to use Twitter? Need to know the difference between a hashtag and a gif and how they can help inspire and push your research forward? In this interactive session we will take you through the basics of how Twitter works and how you can get Twitter to work for you and your research.

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members.

This session is part of our gaming-themed Moore Methods lunchtime series of talks.

Wed 21
Managing your research data effectively and working reproducibly for beginners [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This workshop will work through the challenges around managing research data as well as the benefits of working reproducibly. Participants will be provided with in depth guidance and resources on how to effectively manage projects and avoid data loss throughout the research process.

You will hear of what can happen if researchers do not manage their data well as well as what happens to research data after the end of a project, such as how to share and store data in a long-term and sustainable way. It is never too early to start thinking about these things, so get a head start on your research data management practices now!

If you already have some understanding about how to manage your research data well but would like a refresher and more information about the University’s support around data management then consider going to our recap course.

Thu 22
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal' will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Medicine: Literature Searching for Allied Health Professionals new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session covering the Cinahl database, targeted at allied health professionals. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

Tue 27
Medicine: Critical Appraisal - Physiotherapy Interventions new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.' Amanda Burls, What is Critical Appraisal?, Feb 2009

'An Introduction to Critical Appraisal' will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.