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Data Management: the Research Step

For many graduate students, the collection and analysis of data is the core of their program. The objective of the Research Step is to help you work with library databases and statistics, as well as introducing you to the regulations which govern the ethical and legal use of both human subjects and animals in research.


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Aggregate Statistics
1 hour
Libraries
This workshop deals with finding and accessing aggregate statistics and statistical databases, including Census information. As well, it will introduce students to the survey data that is available to them for secondary analysis, focusing primarily on Statistics Canada and ICPSR materials. (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research).

Beyond the Acronyms...the Bannatyne REB and RQM on the Research Ethics Approval Process and Participant Protection
1 hour
BREB/RQM
Graduate students conducting research involving human participants will learn about the roles of the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Research Ethics Board (REB) and the Research Quality Management (RQM) team. During this session, the activities of the Biomedical and Health REBs will be shared along with information on how to prepare a research proposal for REB review and approval. RQM will present an overview of activities and educational resources that are available. Workshop attendees will be able to identify U of M policies, national guidelines, and regulations that are in place to support the conduct of ethical research and research participant protection.

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's Program (CGS-M) - Managing Your Application
1 hour
Research Facilitator
In this workshop on grant writing for graduate students, Research Facilitators will provide detailed information on the CGS-M application process, which uses the new CCV and Research Portal systems. Students are encouraged to bring their own devices for this hands-on workshop.

CIHR Grant Writing
1 hour
U of M Staff
This grant writing workshop will provide an overview of grant writing, and peer review process for CIHR and other funding agencies. The workshop is designed to help prepare basic scientists and clinical investigators for writing and submitting a national or international peer reviewed grant application. The workshop will provide details for the grant submission process and approaches for successful funding.

Citing, Referencing and Paraphrasing
1.5 hours
Academic Learning Centre/Student Advocacy
A significant and often challenging task in writing is appropriately incorporating source material. An additional and critical consideration is maintaining academic integrity. Academic Learning Centre and Student Advocacy will provide strategies to avoid plagiarism and instruction on how to cite, paraphrase and summarize effectively.

Creating Maps to Show Changes Over Time
1.5 hours
Libraries
Patterns and relationships in statistical data are well shown using thematic maps. They may confirm or discount hypotheses. In this basic mapping session the incidence of HIV prevalence in Ontario Health Regions is mapped in ArcGIS by year so that changes over several years can be visualized using the statistical representation method of choice.

E-Books
1 hour
Libraries
E-books are becoming an increasingly available resource in academic research. This workshop will assist you in locating and utilizing some of the key e-book platforms available from the University of Manitoba Libraries.

EndNote
1.5 hours
Libraries
EndNote is a full-featured reference management program that can be purchased from the bookstore. This workshop will provide a basic introduction to EndNote. Learn how to automatically add references from databases, import and export references manually and use the online search feature in EndNote. Find out how to configure EndNote to use the EndNote Find Full Text feature.

EndNote: Beyond the Basics
1.5 hours
Libraries
This workshop assumes that registrants know how to use basic functions in the desktop version of EndNote and are using it regularly. The workshop covers more advanced features, including: Working with PDFs (watched folders, annotations); Working with references (reference updates, global editing, using smart groups); Working with journal term lists; Managing figures; Syncing your desktop library with your online account and sharing your library; and Working with Output styles (making minor modifications, installing new styles).

Georeferencing Maps for Historical Analysis
1.5 hours
Libraries
Maps offer experts a way to understand a sequence of events, or changes over time, if appropriate mapping standards are followed. In this basic ArcGIS session, the patron georeferences a map of western Canada created in the early 1800s so that it may be overlaid as accurately as possible with other map representations, such as provided by remote sensing imagery or topographic maps. Map scales and coordinate systems are taken into account. The selection of federal datasets that might assist the user in georeferencing maps is reviewed.

Grant Writing for Graduate Students - SSHRC Talent Program
1 hour
Research Facilitator
Grant writing skills are essential for putting together a high quality scholarship application. In the first of a series of workshops for graduate students, Research Facilitators will introduce students to the basics of writing and organizing scholarship and fellowship applications. The focus will be on the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Keeping Current, Keeping Alert
1 hour
Libraries
Learn strategies to keep up with new and relevant research. Learn how to use Google Alert, saved searches in various research databases, citation alerts to monitor your citations, Journal Table of Contents alerts and BrowZine to find journals and read articles on your iPad or tablet.

Library Essentials
1 hour
Libraries
This session will highlight library tools and services that every graduate student should know. Learn about Dissertation Abstracts, document delivery, configuring Google Scholar to access library resources, the Libraries proxy bookmarklet and more.

Map Analysis and Publishing Using ArcGIS Desktop
1.5 hours
Libraries
Quite often researchers need to analyze geospatial data and create maps for publication. In this workshop, analyze the proximity of parks to residents in nearby Winnipeg neighbourhoods using an imagery basemap, the 2011 National Housing Survey data, and the ArcGIS Proximity toolset. Prepare your map for publication using a variety of mapping tools.

Mapping from a MS Excel Spreadsheet
1.5 hours
Libraries
ESRI Maps for Office (using MS Office 2010 and 2013) is the basic tool designed for the person who wants to create geospatial visualizations of data but may not want to spend a lot of time mapping. Right in Excel, create color coded maps of potholes reported by year in Winnipeg, along with their clustered-points and heat maps. Share your maps by inserting them in Emails, or in your PowerPoints.

Mapping the Arctic North of 60
1.5 hours
Libraries
Remote locations in the upper latitudes tend to be mapped using satellite captures. In this basic workshop, mapping and spectral analysis techniques used to study shoreline change and plant vigour are introduced using one or more remote sensing software products and imagery from Digital Globe and Google Earth Pro.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
1 hour
Libraries
Find out about various networking and academic profile websites such as ResearchGate, Mendeley, ResearchID, and Google Scholar Profiles. Learn about author identification systems such as ORCID and how it links with some of the systems.

Mendeley
1.5 hours
Libraries
Do you struggle with organizing your pdfs? In this session you will learn how you can use this free, easy to use program to quickly organize all your PDF articles, generate bibliographies in a variety of citation styles and cite while you write.

NSERC Grant Writing
1 hour
Dr. Jason Leboe-McGowan, Department of Psychology
This workshop will describe the process involved in applying for an NSERC Discovery Grant. As a researcher that is currently funded by the NSERC Discovery Grants program and as a former member of the Grant Selection Committee, the primary aim of the workshop will be to communicate strategies for developing a competitive grant application and to warn attendees of pitfalls to success in securing a Discovery Grant. As part of this objective, the workshop will include a discussion of the process that NSERC relies upon to determine whether a grant application should be funded and, if so, what level of funding it should receive.

RefWorks
1.5 hours
Libraries
Keep track of your citations with the right tools! RefWorks is a web-based reference manager that is provided by the University of Manitoba Libraries for student and staff use. Reference management software can save you time by gathering all your references and outputting them in your desired citation style. Set up folders, share citations and create your bibliography with the click of a button.

Research Quality Management (RQM) - Ethical Research and Participant Protection
1 hour
RQM
Research Quality Management (RQM) will describe its role within the University of Manitoba Office of Research Ethics and Compliance. RQM assists the Research Ethics Boards with oversight of approved research involving humans. RQM will describe the educational resources and activities (including research audits) that help researchers fulfill their obligations when conducting research. Workshop attendees will be able to identify U of M policies and national guidelines that are in place to support the conduct of ethical research and research participant protection.

Search Like a Pro
1 hour
Libraries
Learn how to effectively search for information. This workshop covers search techniques for scholarly information, and Web resources. You'll also learn truncation, wild card, and Boolean logic search techniques, as well as search commands for search engines.

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarships/Fellowships - Managing Your Application
1 hour
Research Facilitator
In this workshop on grant writing for graduate students, Research Facilitators will provide detailed information on the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship application process (Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships). Students are encouraged to bring their own devices for this hands-on workshop.

Story Maps
1.5 hours
Libraries
Stories are easier to tell, and are told much more powerfully using images, videos, 3D scenes and maps. Add multimedia in ArcGIS Online to a crowdsource map of tree locations and type, to a map journal, or to an interactive map of Winnipeg communities. Multimedia objects and data are provided for the workshop.

Tips from REB Chairs on Getting Your Ethics Protocol Approved
1 hour
Fort Garry Research Ethics Boards
Any graduate student conducting research involving human subjects must formulate an ethics protocol for review by one of the University of Manitoba’s Research Ethics Boards. In this session, the Chairs from the Ft. Garry REBS (JFREB, PSREB, ENREB) offer suggestions for ways students can approach this critical step in their research process without feeling stressed. Human ethics is key to good research. Attend this workshop if you would like to have the unique opportunity to learn key tips from the REB Chairs. There will be a question and answer period, time permitting.

Trends in Scholarly Communication - Sharing and Publishing Your Research Findings
1 hour
Libraries
Open Access and Data Management - What are they? How do they relate to sharing and publishing your research findings? Canadian funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are following the direction of other funding agencies in US, UK, and EU requiring free and public access to research publications and datasets. Librarians can help you as researchers to meet such requirements.

Understanding and Navigating the Path of Research Using Animals
1 hour
Animal Care and Use Program
The process of utilizing animals for research involves a number of steps and processes. However that process can be navigated successfully when the process is understood. This workshop will touch on the regulatory aspects of animal research both within the University and Canada, as well as the specific steps needed to conduct research with animals at the University of Manitoba.

Visualizing Data Using Maps and Charts
1.5 hours
Libraries
Maps and charts have become a critical tool in communicating characteristics of given localities or regions. In this basic mapmaking session, data from Stats Canada on Manitoba indigenous reserves and settlements is visualized using charts and maps in ArcGIS. The methods introduced can be used with any datasets having a geographic dimension.

Zotero
1.5 hour
Libraries
Are you requiring citation management software? Looking for a RefWorks alternative? Zotero is a free, open source reference management software that can be used to gather, organize and manage sources and share research. This workshop will cover the essential components for effectively using Zotero.
 

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– Trends in Scholarly Communication - Sharing and Publishing Your Research Findings