Instructor: Jennifer Eustis
Do the occasional misspellings, extra spaces, random punctuation, weird capitalization or different styles of entering data plague your data consistency and accuracy? Messy data are a problem for data retrieval, interoperability, indexing or discovery. OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a tool made to help you clean up messy data. OpenRefine is also a tool to transform data or begin to implement linked data. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of OpenRefine. If you have sample data to play with, by all means bring that in the form of an excel spreadsheet (i.e. .xsl or .xslx format). If you don't have sample data, no need to worry, as we'll have sample spreadsheets for you to clean up.Please download OpenRefine before attending the workshop.
US Federal funders increasingly require data sharing and/or data management plans for grant applications. If you currently writing or considering writing a grant that requires a data management plan, then this workshop is for you! In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the Data Management Plan Tool (DMP Tool), a free online resource designed to help you write this section of your grant application. UConn has a customized version of the tool with links to resources that will help you write your data management plan. Come learn how to use it!
A growing number of scholars and students are curating content associated with their research in a digital environment. Using Omeka, an open-source content-management system, participants will learn how to create and describe items (i.e. photos, text, maps), curate items within collections, and publish content for the public. Omeka is a great way for you to share your research in a flexible and interactive setting or collaborate with other scholars or students. A list of resources and tips will be provided to participants.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to collect, organize, and share their research sources using Zotero, an open-source and free tool. Zotero allows you to search across your research citations and sources using one interface. You can attach document files (i.e. PDFs), as well as images, audio, screen shots, and other type of files, which allows you to better organize and keep track of your research sources.Please download Zotero before attending the workshop.
University of Connecticut researchers now have access to Pivot, the most comprehensive search engine for grant funding available - with 26,000 funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion. In this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to use Pivot to search for funding opportunities, and establish funding alerts to automatically let you know when new grants become available in your field. Before attending the workshop, please establish a Pivot account by clicking the Sign up link on the header on any page inside Pivot.
Like Web of Science and Google Scholar, Scopus is a citation location and analysis tool. Scopus includes citations and abstracts for journals, books, conference papers, and patents for all disciplines. Scopus also includes cited references and h-index information. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Scopus. There will be ample to time for questions and answers.