Jen Ferguson

Learn to Write a Data Management Plan, Find Out What Social Media Knows About You, and More

"You Are Here" artwork by Mario Klingemann

How does your commute make you feel? Map it! What does Facebook know about you? Download your data! What do you need to say about your data in a grant proposal? Learn about data management plans!

We're hosting a few events this month to coincide with Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week, and you're invited to:

Check out the full lineup and register for your spot: bit.ly/snelldata19

"You Are Here" by Mario Klingemann on Flickr, CC BY 2.0

BYO data & code! Preparing for reproducible publication workshop

Data code workshop flyer NU

We’re bringing Code Ocean to campus on Nov. 8th for a hands-on, interactive workshop.

This 2-hour session is a unique opportunity to bring order to your own data and/or code!  You’ll receive expert, step-by-step guidance on:
  • Organizing your files
  • Creating a codebook (so that others - not to mention your ‘future self’ - can understand how & why you’ve done things)
  • Preparing your code & data for documentation and reuse
  • Maximizing the potential reproducibility of your research outputs
Space is limited to about 20 attendees, so please register soon to reserve your place. More info and registration link is here.  Questions?  Contact Jen Ferguson or Tom Hohenstein.

3 Minute Thesis with GWISE: October 16th

Exciting news! We've been working with GWISE to bring the 3 Minute Thesis competition to Snell Library this year.

Infographic for Northeastern's 3 Minute Thesis competition on Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 11 am - 1 pm, 90 Snell Library  

3MT challenges graduate students to distill their work for a non-technical audience, using just 3 minutes and a single PowerPoint slide

Check out this video of competitor Maria Gibbs from Notre Dame to see an example of a winning 3MT talk.

Prizes this year include gift cards, a guest appearance on the What’s New podcast, and credit in the 3D Printing Studio – not to mention bragging rights!

The deadline to present has passed, but you can still attend and cheer on the presenters.  More details in the graphic above and at the RSVP link.

Data Fest is coming in February

Since Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week both happen in February, we thought we'd use this month to showcase some of the great data-related services and resources we have to offer here at Snell. We're calling it Data Fest, and you're invited!     Here's a taste of what we have planned: Stop by and lend a hand at our Citizen Science: Health Hackathon Make friends with your command line at our Intro to the Unix Shell workshop Learn how to create impressive charts & data visualizations at our workshops on Tableau and free web-based tools   And more! Check out the full lineup and register here: http://bit.ly/snelldatafest18   

New Resource: Science Translational Medicine

You requested - we listened! Science Translational Medicine Cover Science Translational Medicine Cover Science Translational Medicine Cover We've subscribed to Science Translational Medicine due in part to the large number of interlibrary loan requests we've received for articles from this journal. Our interlibrary loan service is fast, but now your access to Science Translational Medicine will be even faster - just follow this link to start reading. Science Translational Medicine focuses on bringing the latest scientific advances from the bench to the bedside. Despite a growing understanding of human biology, utilizing these discoveries to close gaps in medical knowledge has progressed slowly. Science Translational Medicine aims to publish discoveries capable of generating innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Coverage includes:
  • Studies in humans or human tissue that provide new information about therapies or disease
  • Results from animal models that are likely to apply to patients
  • Innovative reports of drug discovery and development
Formats:
  • Full-length original Research Articles
  • State-of-the-art Reviews identifying the challenges blocking translation and propose innovative solutions
  • Focus articles and Perspectives presenting topical opinions from science and policy thought leaders
  • Podcasts with scientists explaining their translational results