September’s #SmartResearcher webinars will focus on improving your research impact and the visibility of your research, data sharing and dissemination, data visualisation with tools such as MS PowerBI, Tableau Public and RawGraphs and, finally, an introduction to ORCID and why it is such a valuable resource for researchers. Below is the list of the upcoming webinars:
These workshops are aimed at postgraduate students, emerging researchers and academic staff and the focus will be on the research process. The sessions vary in length depending on the subject matter, but cover a wide range of subjects related to the postgraduate research journey.
|Maximise your research impact
This workshop will show how to improve your impact as a researcher. The following two sessions will be presented:
Session 1: Increase the visibility of your research (1 hour)
Participants will learn to:
Session 2: Measure your impact (1 hour)
Participants will learn about:
Date: 21 September 2023 @ 14:00-16:00
|Enhancing the visibility of your research output through self-archiving
Stellenbosch University’s institutional policy on the self-archiving of research output is curated by the Library and Information Service. Complying with this policy, which asks researchers to deposit copies of their research output in SUNScholar, our institutional repository, can greatly increase the visibility and impact of research output. This workshop will teach participants more about the policy and how to comply with the policy in order to improve access to and visibility of their research outputs.
Date: 6 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 15h30
|Data sharing and dissemination: ethical and legal considerations
The workshop is designed to illuminate the methods and platforms of data sharing and highlights various ways in which data can be shared and disseminated within acceptable ethical and legal considerations.
Date: 7 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 16h00
|Data Visualisation with Power BI
The workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Power BI, available for free through SU’s subscription to Microsoft 365.
Participants will learn the following:
Date: 19 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 16h00
|Mendeley for reference management
Managing your references can be a daunting task. This workshop will introduce you to Mendeley, a free tool focusing mainly on reference management. Mendeley offers various services, including reference management, organising and annotation of PDF documents and collaboration.
Date: 20 September 2023 @ 11h00 – 13h00
|Introduction to Tableau Public and RawGraphs for data visualisation
This workshop will be an introductory course to visualise your data with Tableau Public and RAWGraphs. Both are free tools and fairly user friendly.
Date: 26 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 16h00
|Managing your unique author identity with ORCID
ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. This workshop will explain what ORCID is, how to register and populate your profiles.
Date: 28 September 2023 @ 14h00 – 15h00