There are several Building Better Research webinars taking place this month – The Brock News

Brock researchers are invited to attend four upcoming webinars dedicated to improving research efforts at the university.

As part of the Building Better Research workshop series jointly offered by Brock University Library and the Office for Scientific Services, four online information events will take place this month starting this week.

All workshops take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. via Microsoft Teams.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research Proposals will be presented on Thursday, January 13th by Research Officer Sharlee Cranston-Reimer. The workshop, which was originally scheduled to take place on December 17th, provides a general overview of some competitions related to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion, as well as an overview of resources and best practices. Read more about the workshop in a Brock News Article from December before the new date is announced.

On Tuesday, January 18, Chelsea Humphries, Liaison Librarian, and Elizabeth Yates, Liaison and Scholarly Communication Librarian, will present an introduction to research metrics and the dimension database. The session will provide an overview of some of the most common citation metrics and altmetrics used to measure research impact and how the freely available Dimensions database makes it easy for researchers to keep track of their own metrics.

The introduction to proposal writing will be presented on Friday, January 21 by Project Leader Julie Gregory and Research Fellows Vincent Annibale, Sharlee Cranston-Reimer, Karen Espiritu, Danusha Kalinga, Suramya Mihindukulasuriya, Monika Ovsonka, and Laura Smithson Write Offer.

The practical introduction to text analysis will be presented by Digital Scholarship Librarian Tim Ribaric. The session will introduce basic techniques and examine possible trends that might be discovered in a corpus of text. To do this, the Google Colab environment is used to analyze a text that is more than 100 years old. No programming skills are required.

In addition to prepared presentations, each session offers time for questions and informal discussions.

Faculty members and student researchers wishing to attend the Building Better Research sessions can register through ExperienceBU.

Those unable to attend the live session will be able to watch a video recording that will be posted on the Research Enterprise SharePoint site shortly after each session.

A full list of Building Better Research sessions can be found on the Building Better Research website.

To suggest topics for the series or for more information, contact Sharlee Cranston-Reimer at [email protected] or Nicole Nolan, Associate University Librarian, at [email protected]

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