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Advance Your Research

Workshops for graduate students and other advanced researchers designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter.

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Webinars: 2019 - 2020


Data Searching for Secondary Data Analysis - Nina Exner

February 12, 2020 - Register

It can be surprisingly hard to find data for a specific research question. This session will introduce tools and concepts for more effective data searching, for students who are new to secondary analysis.


Utilizing NCBI Databases: Turning Your Bioinformatics up a Notch - Stacey Wahl and Erin Carrillo

March 18, 2020 - Register

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of NCBI databases and delve into using Gene and BLAST to begin your bioinformatics journey.  Come learn how to find genes, download FASTA sequences, and compare the same gene in multiple organisms. 


Organize and Share Your Research Projects with OSF - Nina Exner

April 15, 2020 - Register

Do you wish there was one place you could store research files, track versions in any file (not just Google files), and share with teammates and advisors? We’ll share how the Open Science Framework (OSF) lets you do all that plus share research publicly or on your CV when you’re done.


Incorporating Feminist Practice into Your Research - Kelsey CheshirePattie Sobczak, and Hillary Miller

November 20, 2019 

Have you considered how to assimilate your personal beliefs as a feminist into your scholarly pursuits? This webinar will present theoretical approaches to incorporate feminist practice in your research. 

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