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Birds of a Feather Sessions

Birds of a Feather sessions are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss topics without a pre-planned agenda. Join a Birds of a Feather session to meet other members of the community with similar interests.  No registration required.

Overcoming Data Management Challenges

Discussion leaders: Cunera Buys, Librarian, Digital Scholarship Services; Northwestern University Library; Dong Fu, Solutions Architect, Central Information Technology; Feinberg School of Medicine; Tirzah Abbott, Microscopy & Imaging Specialist Senior, Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

Description: Would you like to discuss best practices for data management? Do you have questions about generating, transferring or storing data? In this session, we will discuss how to approach growing requirements around data handling, regulations and expectations in proposals. Explore the challenges and exchange ideas among colleagues about your experiences in managing “Bigger” data as predictive analytics become more prevalent in research. Learn and share about Northwestern resources available to help you as well as ones outside of Northwestern.  

Communicating Your Research Effectively

Discussions leaders: Joe Germuska, Executive Director, Knight Lab; Michelle Paulsen, Program Director, Reach for the Stars (an NSF GK12 Program) and Ready, Set, Go; Sara Grady, Assistant Director, Science Communication, Science in Society

Description: This Birds of a Feather session will discuss how to effectively communicate your research. The conversation will focus on ways to improve your writing and presentations in conveying the impact of your work, and how to use digital media to tell your story. How do you leverage existing resources and community engagement programs to propel your practice? Learn from the experts and share your experience with other participants about opportunities and tools available to build and boost your communication skills.

Last Updated: 20 December 2018

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