Research Week 2019

Research Week 2019 (16–20 September) is a recognition of the University’s research focus and achievements. Come to workshops and presentations on research tools, platforms, services and strategies and accelerate your success.

Download a printable version of the Research Week Program 2019 (PDF, 1 MB).

St Lucia

Monday 16 September

Time Event
11-11.30am

Research Connections: iThenticate
Training room 51-340, Architecture and Music Library

Learn tips for working with iThenticate, a text matching software tool. iThenticate is available to all UQ staff and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates.  

2-2.30pm

Research Connections: ORCID
Consultation room 50-L202, Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences LIbrary

ORCID connects your research with the world. We can help you set up and populate your ORCID ID and answer any questions you have. 

Tuesday 17 September

Time Event
10-11.30am

Digital Research Notebooks (LabArchives)
Webinar: attend on Zoom.

Michele Hosking from LabArchives will conduct the training online via zoom and will cover: 

  1. Creating/accessing the notebook from within RDM and how to add collaborators
  2. Adding data to the notebook - notebook navigator, entries, inbox, folder monitor, Office Online and the Office desktop plugin, widgets
  3. Managing data in the notebook - revision history, searching, comments, tags, links, signing & witnessing, and offline export tools.
  4. Access management - monitoring activities, managing collaborator permissions within LabArchives
1-2.30pm

EndNote: Getting Started (workshop)
Training room 02-D217, Duhig Tower
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This session will show you how to:

  • set up an EndNote library
  • add new references manually
  • download references from the Library catalogue or a database
  • attach PDF files of a journal article to an EndNote citation
  • search, sort and group within the library
  • choose an appropriate referencing style to use with EndNote
  • use EndNote with Word to insert citations and create a bibliography
1-3pm

Metrics for Grant Writing and Promotion (workshop)
Training room 02-D108, Duhig Tower

Information about publication metrics available to you to support claims about the quality of your research, engagement with your research, as well as how to demonstrate the extent of your research collaboration.  

The hands-on aspect of this course will guide you through using Web of Science and Scopus to gather citation data as well as introducing you to benchmarking tools. This course will enable you to identify key metrics that will strengthen your grant proposals or applications for promotion. 

This workshop will focus on metrics for publications indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus. 

2-4pm

The power of great data visualisation (presentation)
Training room 02-D501, Duhig Tower

This session will showcase how you can use your data to communicate effectively through visualizations. This covers an introduction to different software suites and tools, introduction to basic considerations when planning your visualisations, as well as examples from some good visualization representations. 

Wednesday 18 September

Time Event
10-11am

A guide to producing Video Abstracts
Training room 01-W227, Walter Harrison Law Library or attend on Zoom.

This session will explore the world of Video Abstracts, and present a guide on the best way to harness the power of these videos to enhance the engagement with, and impact of, your research. 

10-11am

Find me the money
Training room 02-D501, Duhig Tower

Need money for your research? This workshop will give you hands-on guidance to find funding opportunities using the Research Professional, Grantsearch Australia, and SPIN databases. You will be shown how to set up your own profiles so funding opportunities in your field will be sent to you. 

2-3pm

Internal Collaboration Networks: using data visualisation to connect UQ researchers with shared interests
Training room 01-W227, Walter Harrison Law Library or attend on Zoom.

Improving internal collaboration is key strategic goal of the university. However, UQ is a big institution with researchers spread across many faculties and locations – it can be hard to know who outside your division shares your research interests.

The new P3 dashboard available to UQ academic staff will soon include a Network component, which aims to help you connect with UQ researchers who share similar interests to you, based on your eSpace publication profile. This session provides an overview of how to interpret your network visualisation, as well as an overview of how we developed these visualisations using topic modelling approaches. 

2-4pm

Research Connections: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - writing architecture articles for Wikipedia
Training room 51-340, Architecture and Music Library
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Celebrate Research Week with the Library and make research connections. Wikipedia is an open content encyclopedia and a key way to help the public and academic community research a topic. Learn how to write a page and help the Wikipedia community build content about Queensland architects, buildings or other related themes. Please create a Wikipedia editor login before the class.

Thursday 19 September

Time Event
11am-12pm

Straight to the source: using original materials in research projects
Room 02-D426, Fryer Library 

Scientists, artists and anthropologists alike have unearthed original material in Fryer Library’s collections to trace patterns or generate new meaning. In this session, we will discuss recent projects undertaken at Fryer using Indigenous language material, an artist’s personal papers, and historical geological research which have led to non-traditional outputs like metadata enhancements, artwork and creative writing. Find out how using original material can make your research projects more meaningful or even inspire a new one! 

12-1pm

Research connections: author talk
Level 2, Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library

Come along to the Dorothy Hill Library “Shoebox” at the entrance to the library, to hear three different perspectives on research publishing presented by experts in the field.  We encourage you to participate in an informal conversation and share your own experiences, be it highlights, pain points or general advice for others thinking of publishing.   

Friday 20 September

Time Event
10.30-11am

Research Connections: ORCID
Consultation room 50-L202, Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences LIbrary

ORCID connects your research with the world. We can help you set up and populate your ORCID ID and answer any questions you have. 

11.30-12pm

Research Connections: iThenticate
Training room 51-340, Architecture and Music Library

Learn tips for working with iThenticate, a text matching software tool. iThenticate is available to all UQ staff and  Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates.  

12-1pm

Using academic social network sites
Training room 01-W227, Walter Harrison Law Library

This session will explain what academic social network sites are, the pros and cons of using them, and how to use them successfully to increase the visibility of your research. 


Gatton

Monday 16 September, 12-1pm

Research Connection: ORCID
Training room 8102-124, J. K. Murray Library

ORCID connects your research with the world. We can help you set up and populate your ORCID ID, or answer any questions you have.

Tuesday 17 September, 1-2pm

Research Connection: ORCID
Training room 8102-124, J. K. Murray Library

ORCID connects your research with the world. We can help you set up and populate your ORCID ID, or answer any questions you have.

Wednesday 18 September

Time Event
10-11am

A guide to producing Video Abstracts
Webinar: attend on Zoom.

This session will explain what academic social network sites are, the pros and cons of using them, and how to use them successfully to increase the visibility of your research. 

11-12pm

Advanced Research Skills 
Training room 8102-124, J. K. Murray Library
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  • Locate key science databases 
  • Find highest rating journals 
  • Stay up-to-date with alerts 
2-3pm

Internal Collaboration Networks: using data visualisation to connect UQ researchers with shared interests
Attend on Zoom.

Improving internal collaboration is key strategic goal of the university. However, UQ is a big institution with researchers spread across many faculties and locations – it can be hard to know who outside your division shares your research interests.

The new P3 dashboard available to UQ academic staff will soon include a Network component, which aims to help you connect with UQ researchers who share similar interests to you, based on your eSpace publication profile. This session provides an overview of how to interpret your network visualisation, as well as an overview of how we developed these visualisations using topic modelling approaches. 

Thursday 19 September, 11am-1pm

EndNote for Thesis Writing
Training room 8102-124, J. K. Murray Library
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Prior Endnote experience Essential:

  • Backing up 
  • Cleaning up a Library 
  • Syncing basics’ 
  • Style editing 
  • Journal term lists 
  • Combining libraries & merging chapters 
  • Endnote Library recovery 

Herston and PACE

Wednesday 18 September

Time Event
10-11am

A guide to producing Video Abstracts
Webinar: attend on Zoom.

This session will explain what academic social network sites are, the pros and cons of using them, and how to use them successfully to increase the visibility of your research. 

2-3pm

Internal Collaboration Networks: using data visualisation to connect UQ researchers with shared interests
Webinar: Attend on Zoom.

Improving internal collaboration is key strategic goal of the university. However, UQ is a big institution with researchers spread across many faculties and locations – it can be hard to know who outside your division shares your research interests.

The new P3 dashboard available to UQ academic staff will soon include a Network component, which aims to help you connect with UQ researchers who share similar interests to you, based on your eSpace publication profile. This session provides an overview of how to interpret your network visualisation, as well as an overview of how we developed these visualisations using topic modelling approaches. 

On Demand 

Too busy to attend a session? We have material that you can listen to or watch on demand. 

Listen 

Scholarly Soup Podcast 

The Scholarly Soup Podcast covers pressing matters within the Higher Education and scholarly communication landscape. We talk with experts, researchers and professionals and share their ideas and opinions. 

Episode 1 The Library does that? Featuring University Librarian Caroline Williams 

Episode 2  Conferences: What’s your return on involvement? 

Watch 

Overleaf 

Webinar (recording) delivered by the Overleaf team on how you can benefit from using the Overleaf platform. Overleaf is an online collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier. The University of Queensland Library is providing free Overleaf Pro+ accounts for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use Overleaf for their projects. 

Publons 

UQ Research week falls on the same dates as the international Peer Review Week. Keep up-to-date with the latest news, watch videos, and participate in live discussions around the theme – Quality in Peer Review.

More information and training

Visit the:

  • Library training page for more training, including research skills, research management and publishing, EndNote and information technology/software. UQ staff and students can also access online training courses through LinkedIn Learning.
  • UQ Research Week site for what's on around campus and for more information about the impact of the University's research.
Last updated:
17 September 2019