November Works@Hirsh are coming!


Amy Lavertu

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As we head into November, it's time to start digging into your research projects!  This month's  workshop offerings are geared towards helping you go further and deeper into your research. Just like the November leaves, we know that you're going to fall for these workshops! Workshops are held on Zoom and registration is required.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants. Click on the workshop title to register . Please note that workshops are open to only Tufts-affiliated individuals.

Beyond PubMed: Scopus and Web of Science - Wednesday, November 1, 2023  (2-3pm)
Description: Learn why Scopus and Web of Science are worth adding to your search toolkit.  In addition to extensive coverage of the biomedical literature these databases are a fantastic way to look at journal impact, gain insight into how many times an article has been cited, and identify potential collaborators. This workshop will also compare Web of Science and Scopus to help you decide which database is best for you. Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zotero: The Basics - Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (2-3pm)

Description: This session will introduce you to Zotero, a free citation management tool. Attendees will learn about and practice:

  • Adding references to a Zotero library from websites, article databases, and PDFs
  • Generating in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents
  • Setting up Zotero groups to share references with collaborators

While this session is for beginners--no previous experience required!--it's helpful for attendees to download and install Zotero in advance.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Data Management: Research Notebook, Storage, and Compliance - Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (11am-12noon)
Description: In this virtual data management workshop, we will go over Digital Research Notebook, Storage Options, and Compliance Requirement. First, we will provide an introduction to Labarchives (Tufts supported digital research notebook). Then for research data storage options, we will provide an overview of the available solutions (Box, Cluster storage, RStore drive, and OneDrive/SharePoint). And last, we will then go over data management compliance. This will cover IT language for a data management plan, and responsibilities of researchers regarding data handling, security, and storage whether it is funded or non-funded. Required: Participants of this workshop need to have login access to Labarchives. If you do not have access, please go to and "Request Login Access/Activation". RCR Credit:  Eligible attendees can receive credit (1 hr) in partial fulfillment of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements. In order to be eligible for RCR credit, during the workshop you must: display your full name (first and last), have your camera turned on, and attend at least 50 minutes of the workshop. This workshop addresses subject area:(H) secure and ethical data use; data confidentiality, management, sharing, and ownership

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm