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Webinar - Hirsh Library March-April Workshops

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 2pm to 3pm

March – April Workshops@Hirsh

Registration for workshops is required. Workshops are held on Zoom.
Eligible attendees may receive credit (1 hr) toward Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements for selected workshops. See workshop descriptions for more information. Questions? Please let us know:

Human Subjects Research Ethics, Regulatory Compliance and the IRB Submission Process*
Mon, Mar 11, 2024, 2 - 3pm
Description: The interactive workshop aims to contextualize and demystify the work of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) through a discussion of the basic ethical principles and practices that underlie the responsible conduct of human subjects research. Learn about the IRB’s ambit of review, the key elements that are considered during the review process, and how the IRB can help you conduct effective human subjects research while remaining in compliance with federal, state and institutional rules and regulations.
Instructor(s): Caitlin Farley is an IRB Administrator for the Tufts University and Tufts Medicine Health Sciences IRB. Paul Hart is an IRB Analyst for the Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research IRB.

Writing Personal Statements
Thu, Mar 14, 2024, 11am - 12pm
Description: Join us for a special workshop with Christine Smith, MS, RD, a Health Sciences Writing Consultant on the Boston Campus. Christine will provide advice on writing personal statements, as well as her top writing tips. We will also share resources on application writing and interviewing.
Instructor(s): Christine Smith, MS, RD, a Health Sciences Writing Consultant on the Boston Campus, adjunct lecturer at the Friedman School and former Senior Editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter.

Python for Data Visualization* 
Wed, Mar 20, 2024, 2 - 3pm 

Python is a powerful, open-source and popular programming language with a wide variety of applications. In this workshop, we’ll cover everything you need to know in order to create graphs – no previous experience required!
Instructor(s): Paige Scudder (she/her) is Hirsh Library's Data and Educational Technology Librarian.

Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork
Wed, Mar 27, 2024, 2 - 3pm
Description: Come to this workshop to learn about systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other types of high-level research reviews. We will discuss topics such as the elements of a systematic review, protocols, resources, timelines, and suggested databases.
Instructor: Becky Morin

Developing Positive Mentor/Mentee Relationships*
Wed, Apr 3, 2024, 11am - 12pm
Description: This discussion based workshop will focus on critical aspects of the mentee/mentor relationship. Topics will include how to discuss issues around data management and emerging independence, as well as strategies for developing your own mentoring style. These areas will be considered from both the mentee and the mentor’s perspective at various career stages and would be appropriate for trainees as well as junior faculty.
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Byrnes, Ph.D. is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. Professor Byrnes heads the Elizabeth Byrnes Lab at the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).

AI Literacy for a Changing Biomedical Landscape*
Wed, Apr 10, 2024, 2 - 3pm
Description: In this student-aimed workshop, we will explore the fundamental concepts of AI, learn to evaluate AI tools, and discover practical applications in your everyday life. This interactive workshop will equip you with the skills to confidently navigate the world of machine intelligence. We'll also delve into bias detection, transparency, and responsible AI usage. This workshop title and description were written with the help of Google Bard.
Instructor(s): Allie Tatarian (they/them) is a data librarian, liaison for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and former biomedical researcher. Their experience as a researcher sparked an interest in scientific communication, particularly in the ways scientists communicate with each other (and their future selves). Contact them for help with search strategies, data management, or finding molecular biology tools.

*RCR Credit: Eligible attendees can receive credit (1 hr) in partial fulfillment of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements. In order to be eligible for RCR credit, during the workshop you must: display your full name (first and last), have your camera turned on, and attend at least 50 minutes of the workshop. This workshop addresses subject area (K) The scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and social aspects of scientific research

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