Apr 12, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Donna Hesson
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 18

Learn how to use databases effectively by understanding the conceptual framework for searching and how it can be applied to any database. Use controlled vocabulary, keyword searching, and Boolean operators to optimize the effectiveness of each database, understand the concept of citation searching, and learn other tips and tricks along the way.  These searching fundamentals can assist any level of searching, from finding a few selected articles for a journal club or course readings, through comprehensive reviews of the literature on a particular topic.

Apr 13, 2021, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt

This workshop will be hands on using ArcGIS Online but students will be provided with directions as to how to do both joining and geocoding using ArcGIS Pro.  Students will learn the concepts required to perform successful joining of data and geocoding along with tips and suggestions for preparing data for use with ArcGIS. Common file formats will be discussed, (e.g. Excel, .csv), along with text files and data with x, y coordinates. We'll explore street files available from the library along with optional interfaces for the geocoding process. Prior experience with ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Pro will help a student navigate the interface but is not required. 

 

Apr 15, 2021, 12:15pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Lori Rosman
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 18

Conducting systematic reviews requires managing and documenting large sets of citations.  This class will cover features available in EndNote to manage and document citations when conducting systematic reviews.  Topics include:  importing records from commonly searched databases, annotating records with database details, creating custom fields, working with groups, identifying duplicate records, locating full-text, and creating export files for use with other screening tools.  EndNote is a citation management tool that has the capacity to store thousands of citations, thus making it a desirable tool when conducting systematic reviews.

Apr 15, 2021, 4:30pm-7:00pm
Instructors:  Bonni Wittstadt Marley Kalt Peter Lawson

Python is a popular programming language that is used for data management and analysis, web development, software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  Although we will not be going quite that deep in this introduction, this JHU Data Services workshop will provide users with the fundamentals necessary to get started using Python. This workshop is heavily hands-on and will have users feeling comfortable coding and confident enough to leap from beginner to intermediate and beyond in no time. Students should expect to:  instruct the computer to accomplish tasks, use variables to contain content, learn new Python vocabulary, write and run calculations, and conduct overall data analysis/manipulation using Python’s base functionality.

Apr 20, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 23

EndNote is a citation-management software application that makes saving citations and then citing them within documents easy. EndNote's pre-formatted style templates speed up composition. Learn how to manage and cite text and images, create subject bibliographies, and access various output styles.

To try out EndNote download a free 30 day trial.

Hopkins faculty and staff can purchase EndNote at a discount through Hopkins IT Services. Students can purchase at a discount directly from EndNote.

Apr 21, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am
Instructor:  Young-Joo Lee
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: WAIT LIST

A wealth of health data on the web can be used for secondary analysis, but this data can be challenging to find. Attend this class to learn strategies for locating statistics and datasets. The class will cover various topics, including:

  • The US government agencies that collect health data
  • Health datasets that are widely used by researchers
  • Tips for using PubMed and Google to find health statistics
  • Demo of data databases subscribed to by Johns Hopkins
  • Search engines and portals for data search
  • Welch Library data search guides
Apr 21, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor:  Peter Lawson

Note: This is a two-day, 3-hr workshop on 4/21, 9:30 - 12:30 pm (Part A) AND 4/22, 9:30 - 12:30 pm (Part B).

Prerequisite: Data Visualization in R or moderate experience using R.

Are you interested in exploring and understanding your data? Would you like to communicate your R analysis in an easy to use, interactive way? Shiny is an R package that makes it simple to build and share web applications for the purpose of visualizing and communicating your data interactively. Join JHU Data Services for a workshop introducing the Shiny package in R for developing and sharing interactive data visualizations. In this two-part hands-on session, we’ll cover design concepts of interactive data visualizations and build a Shiny web app from scratch using a prepared dataset. Some prior experience in R is required.

Apr 21, 2021, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Instructor:  Marley Kalt

Do you work with data in spreadsheets? Are you tired of editing spreadsheets cell-by-cell to clean your data? This JHU Data Services workshop will teach you how to clean and standardize your data efficiently and reproducibly using OpenRefine. OpenRefine is a free, open source tool with a graphical user interface (GUI) to clean and organize data - no coding required! This workshop will start with an overview of OpenRefine and what it means to have "clean" data. Instructors will provide a dataset and lead a hands-on tutorial to show common data cleaning steps in OpenRefine. The workshop will focus on cleaning text-based spreadsheets to prepare data for further analysis. 

Apr 22, 2021, 10:30am-11:30am
Instructor:  Stella Seal
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 18

This class will cover how to keep up to date and current with the latest literature.  Participants will learn to set up weekly publication alerts through services offered by PubMed’s MyNCBI, Science Citation Index, and other sources, as well discuss strategies that make 'keeping current' a seamless part of any workflow.

Apr 23, 2021, 10:00am-10:30am
Instructor:  Claire Twose
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 22

Have you ever wondered...

  • What is the difference between Medline and PubMed?
  • How do I get my citations into RefWorks?
  • What are the login changes to My NCBI?
  • What is MeSH anyway?

Come to this half hour session to get answers to these questions and any others you have.

Submit your questions in advance or just drop in and we’ll explore PubMed together.

Apr 27, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Julie Nanavati
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 21

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's  platform that provides access to over 30 million biomedical citations. Learn how to perform basic and advanced searches, create alerts, save results, access PDFs, save searches, and more.

Apr 27, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Instructor:  Bonni Wittstadt

Attendees will learn how to search, find, and share geographic content using Johns Hopkins ArcGIS Online Organization account. This JHU Data Services will provide the fundamental skills necessary to create, design, and share web maps, as well as use some of the various geoprocessing tools currently offered via the online application.

Apr 28, 2021, 9:30am-5:00pm
Instructors:  Chen Chiu Marley Kalt

Prerequisites: Some programming experience recommended (beginner level, preferably but not limited to R or Python) for the Jupyter Notebooks, RMarkdown and Git/GitHub sessions.  

What is reproducible research and how can I make my research and code reproducible? In this one-day workshop with JHU Data Services, learn how open tools like R Markdown, Jupyter Notebooks, Git and GitHub can help make your research reproducible. Join JHU Data Services for this full-day workshop about concepts and tools for doing reproducible research. This workshop will be split into four separate interactive sessions: “Introduction to Reproducible Research,” “Getting Started with Jupyter Notebooks,” “Getting Started with RMarkdown” and “Version Control: Using Git and GitHub.” Sessions are run independently of each other. You may attend all sessions or only those that fit your interests. 

 

Workshop schedule:  

9:30-10:30am: Introduction to Reproducible Research (Required)

A brief introduction to reproducible research. What is reproducible research? Why is it important? This session provides several good and not so good examples of reproducible research. We also provide several tips and useful resources for you to start making your research more reproducible.   

10:45-12:15pm: Getting Started with Jupyter Notebooks (Optional)

You are already writing comments for your Python code so you may be wondering why you need to document code with a Notebook tool, such as Jupyter Notebooks. Notebook tools help you document and share your work with fellow Python coders, non-coders or non-Python coders. This workshop will teach you the basics of using Jupyter Notebooks and will focus on the features of Jupyter Notebooks that help you create reproducible research and code for technical and non-technical audiences. Many Python users choose to document and share code with Jupyter Notebooks, but this tool can also be used with other programming languages, including Julia and R. You can find examples of Jupyter Notebooks here.  

1:30-3:00pm: Getting Started with RMarkdown (Optional)  

You are already writing comments for your R code so you may be wondering why you need to document code with a Notebook tool, such as RMarkdown. You can find several RMarkdown examples here. Notebook tools are particularly useful when you share your code and analysis with non-coders or non-R coders. RMarkdown can help you create interactive web document with text, code and results of executing that chunk of code all in one place. Many R users choose to document and share code with RMarkdown, but it can be used to document scripts writing in other programming languages, such as Python and SQL.  

3:30-5:00pm: Version Control: Using Git and GitHub (Optional)  

Do you use different file names to track versions of your files? Are you wondering why everyone else is using GitHub? Do you comment out a chunk of code to test out code or debug? Do you want a system that can do version control automatically for you? If you answer yes for any of the questions above, then you should take this session to learn version control with Git and use GitHub as a git-hosting platform. We use a graphic user interface (GUI) tool, GitHub Desktop, to get your started with using Git and GitHub. No knowledge of command lines is needed for this session.  

 

Register once here for access to all four sessions.   

Apr 28, 2021, 10:00am-11:00am
Instructor:  Rob Wright
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 23

This class will introduce the scope and functionality of BioCyc using a specific search example. Class participants will acquire skills that they can use to search BioCyc for biological data related to their own research projects on microbial genomes and metabolic pathways.

Apr 29, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 24

In this class participants will discuss Open Access and Open Access publishing. Participants will learn:

  • Key terms in Open Access publishing
  • The values exist in publishing, and how Open Access contributes
  • Your ability to share different versions of your research
  • How to locate and use tools, websites, and resources that contain Open Access research
May 5, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 25

EndNote is a citation-management software application that makes saving citations and then citing them within documents easy. EndNote's pre-formatted style templates speed up composition. Learn how to manage and cite text and images, create subject bibliographies, and access various output styles.

To try out EndNote download a free 30 day trial.

Hopkins faculty and staff can purchase EndNote at a discount through Hopkins IT Services. Students can purchase at a discount directly from EndNote.

May 10, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 23

Legacy RefWorks allows users to create personal reference databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. RefWorks can then be used to manage, store, and share the information. The Write-N-Cite feature allows users to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. This class will give an overview of Legacy RefWorks and its functions.

Access Legacy RefWorks through the Welch Medical Library website.

May 13, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Katie Lobner
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 23

Covidence is a web-based software tool that streamlines the production of systematic reviews.  This class covers the basic features of Covidence, including setting up a team project, importing records, and title/abstract screening. Additional resources are identified for further assistance regarding full text screening, quality assessment, and data extraction.

Before this class is scheduled to meet, sign up for a free Covidence account. Then, request an invitation to join the JHU Welch Medical Library organization account.
 

May 14, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor:  Caitlin Carter
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 23

This workshop will explore the scholarly journal publishing landscape. Participants will learn:

  • To define key terms and resources that support publishing
  • To evaluate the traditional publishing model and how it has changed
  • To assess the decision-making process one needs to go through when selecting a journal
May 18, 2021, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Instructors:  Bonni Wittstadt Marley Kalt

Python is a popular programming language that is used for data management and analysis, web development, software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  Although we will not be going quite that deep in this introduction, this JHU Data Services workshop will provide users with the fundamentals necessary to get started using Python. This workshop is heavily hands-on and will have users feeling comfortable coding and confident enough to leap from beginner to intermediate and beyond in no time. Students should expect to:  instruct the computer to accomplish tasks, use variables to contain content, learn new Python vocabulary, write and run calculations, and conduct overall data analysis/manipulation using Python’s base functionality.

May 18, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor:  Julie Nanavati
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 24

Are there publishable literature reviews other than a “systematic review”? This class will cover the strengths, weaknesses, appropriate role, terminology and emerging standards for reviews including systematic reviews, rapid, and scoping reviews.

May 19, 2021, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Instructor:  Marley Kalt

Data management plans (DMPs) are increasingly required in the grant proposal process, particularly for research funding from federal agencies. In this 1-hour workshop with JHU Data Services, learn how the free, online DMPTool (https://dmptool.org/) can help you organize your data management plan and tailor plans to your funder’s requirements. We will discuss the main components of an effective data management plan, how JHU Data Services can help with DMPs, and provide a hands-on tutorial of using DMPTool to create and share your plans. This workshop is aimed at faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. Learn more about JHU Data Services and our DMP consultations at https://dataservices.library.jhu.edu/consulting/.  

May 25, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Instructor:  Chen Chiu

Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share.  Join JHU Data Services for an overview of best practices including backup procedures, tips on effective file names, data security and access controls, and data documentation/metadata. This seminar is for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. This course does not focus on creating or using any particular data collection or analysis tool (e.g. REDCap, SPSS), but discusses data management at a general level.

Jun 15, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm
Instructor:  Ivy Garner
Total Seats: 25  Available Seats: 25

EndNote is a citation-management software application that makes saving citations and then citing them within documents easy. EndNote's pre-formatted style templates speed up composition. Learn how to manage and cite text and images, create subject bibliographies, and access various output styles.

To try out EndNote download a free 30 day trial.

Hopkins faculty and staff can purchase EndNote at a discount through Hopkins IT Services. Students can purchase at a discount directly from EndNote.