What can you do in June to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Study Week (29 May – 2 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
1/6 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity G10 2.25 Gold Coast
2/6 1:00pm Track, measure and demonstrate impact G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Exam Week 1 (5 June – 9 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
7/6 10:00am Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast

 

 Student Vacation (19 June – 23 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
21/6 10:00am Endnote N53 1.49 Nathan

Learn and engage with open data

Open Data Institute

Open data is data that is made available by organisations, businesses and individuals for anyone to access, use and share. It has the power to transform and create a better future for everyone.

The Open Data Institute (ODI) Queensland aims to connect, equip and inspire Australians to innovate with data. Established in December 2014, ODI Queensland’s mission is to catalyse open data for the benefit of everyone.

Do you want to be a part of the open data movement? Attend these Open Data Institute (ODI) Queensland events in June.

ODI Connect – Queensland Globe
Thursday 15 June 2017, 4:30-6pm
Stair Stadium, The Precinct:  Level 2, TCB, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Steve Jacoby, Executive Director, Land and Spatial Information, Department of Natural Resources and Mines will share cutting edge insights into the new features of Queensland Globe, one of Queensland’s most inspirational examples of the power of open data. Augmented reality and virtual reality will be used to show the ways in which data can be combined and synthesised for use in the real world. Bring your device and be part of a live demonstration using the HoloLens! Register now.

Data to drive innovation and advance business
Friday 16 June 2017, 9-12pm
The Precinct, Level 2, TCB, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley.

The Queensland Government has asked us to help identify high-value government data sets in key industry areas: agriculture, tourism, mining, construction, education and training, technology and research, health and justice. This is a golden opportunity for you to let the Queensland Government know which of its public data will deliver most value if published. Come and have your say! Register now.


eResearch wins first and second place in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations to our eResearch Services team who won first and second place at The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) conference in Auckland recently.

Media Production Team Leader, Eva Czaran and Director, Malcolm Wolski took out first place for ‘Best Paper’ for their paper, Media Content in Research Data Management Plans.

The paper focuses on the work, and subsequent review, of a new service offered by the Media Production team.  It has been designed to encourage researchers to tell their research stories in a visual format.

Second place went to Griffith Criminology Institute Professor Mark Finnane and Business Analyst, Michael McGuinness for their paper on Enabling Better Data Discovery of Records Across Archives, Institutions and Libraries.

In their presentation, and accompanying paper, they discussed how the Prosecution Project and Griffith University are working collaboratively with archival institutions such as the Queensland State Archives and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office to enable better access to archival data.

THETA is a high-level forward-looking conference, held every two years, with the aim of advancing higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

According to one of our presenters, Michael McGuinness, THETA is ‘a way to learn about technical changes and advancements with IT.’

Michael thoroughly enjoyed the conference and found the range of topics really diverse.

‘I got a lot of value out of the Tips and Tricks for Speakers run by Maggie Eyre. Maggie spoke in great detail about how to tell stories to make for a more memorable presentation,’ he said.

It was also a good opportunity to network. The conference ‘was a great way to see what’s new and connect with other colleagues at different uni’s and see what they are up to’.

‘I really enjoyed the networking events, with the gala dinner being the best of these for me. You could not get me off the dance floor!’ said Michael.

Check out the eResearch Services web page to find out how they can help you.


Our first Human Library was a success!

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Nathan campus library hosted our very first Human Library event on Wednesday 24 May 2017 and it was a huge success!

Human Library is a worldwide movement promoting equity and diversity. It is about providing a safe space and building a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.

People get labelled, it is about taking those labels, tearing them apart and hearing the story behind the person. It is about having open and honest conversations that can lead to greater acceptance, tolerance and social cohesion in the community.

We provided 20 Human Books to borrow, all with different ‘labels’, from Activist and Adopted to Muslim and Refugee. Readers were able to borrow a book for a 15-minute slot. They asked questions, and listened, recognising that the Human Book is not just a label, but they had a story to tell. They are so much more.

We hoped to provide a space to enable social and cultural connection between people, while recognising our differences.

We recognise that no ‘book’ ever has a single story, and our identities are complex. We do not want to ‘interpret’ our books: we want our ‘human books’ to ‘speak for themselves’, and to tell their own stories.

Staff and students came to borrow a ‘human book’ and went away feeling empowered through conversation, with the desire to continue to confront stereotypes and discrimination.

One of our books said: ‘I got to meet interesting people who also had interesting stories. I got to dispel a few myths and provide a few insights. My favourite part was interacting with my Readers – their questions were genuine, honest and engaging’.

Our Human Library event is over for this trimester, but we want you to continue to share your stories with each other: we believe that conversations can help spark social change!

Check out some of our book’s stories on Instagram.


Register now for Open Repositories 2017

Would you like to know more about the open access repositories that hold your research publications? Attend the Open Repositories (OR) 2017 Conference that runs from Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June 2017 at the Hilton, Brisbane.

Griffith University, along with the University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), is hosting this year’s OR Conference.

The Conference brings together users and developers of open digital repository platforms from higher education, government, galleries, libraries, archives and museums.

It provides an interactive forum to explore the global challenges and opportunities facing libraries and the broader scholarly information landscape.

And we think the conference program this year will be of particular interest to academics and researchers here at Griffith University. Here’s a selection of presentations listed in the preliminary program that may be beneficial:

Discovery and visualisation

  • Repository Metadata Network Visualization: Contemporary Canadian Art Publications
  • Towards effective research recommender systems for repositories
  • Using WordPress to Contextualize and Publish Digital Repository Content

Scholarly workflows

  • Supporting Tools in Institutional Repositories as Part of the Research Data Lifecycle
  • Research Offices As Vital Factors In The Implementation Of Research Data Management Strategies
  • Towards Researcher Participation in Research Information Management Systems

Demonstrating impact

  • A new approach for measuring the value of big data and big data repositories
  • Making an Impact: The recording and capture of Impact-generating activity and evidence at the University of Glasgow
  • How to Speak Business Case

Research data lifecycles

  • OSF and Fedora: Removing the Barriers between Preservation and Active Research
  • Scholix Framework: Building a Bridge Between Research Data and Publications
  • Moving data around: Integrating repositories with research workflows for curating and publishing data

Registrations will be open until Monday 19 June. Register now!


What can you do in May to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Week 9 (1 May – 5 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 3/5 10:00am Build and leverage your research profile G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Thu 4/5 9:30am Online research survey tool N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 5/5 10:00am Academic writing expectations at the HDR level G10 2.25 Gold Coast

 

Week 10 (8 May – 12 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/5 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 10/5 10:00am Managing information resources and writing your literature review N53 1.51 Nathan
Fri 12/5 1:00pm Managing your research data G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Week 11 (15 May – 19 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/5 10:00am EndNote G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Tue 16/5 9:30am Online research survey tool G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Wed 17/5 10:00am Developing your academic argument G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Thu 18/5 1:00pm Managing your research data N53 1.49 Nathan

 

Week 12 (22 May – 26 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 22/5 10:00am Editing your writing N53 1.51 Nathan
Tue 23/5 1:00pm Strategic publishing G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Wed 24/5 10:00am EndNote N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 26/5 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission S07 2.18 South Bank

 

Study Week (29 May – 2 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 29/5 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 31/5 10:00am Strategic publishing N53 1.49 Nathan

What can you do in April to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Week 6 (3 April – 7 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 4/4 1:00pm Editing your writing G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 5/4 9:30am EndNote N53 1.49 Nathan
Wed 5/4 10:00am EndNote G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Week 7 (17 April – 21 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Thu 20/4 10:00am EndNote S02 3.13 South Bank
Fri 21/4 10:00am Strategic publishing N53 1.49 Nathan

 

Week 8 (24 April – 28 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 26/4 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity S07 2.18 South Bank
Thu 27/4 1:00pm EndNote N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 28/4 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission N53 1.51 Nathan