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Workshop: Increasing the Openness and Reproducibility of Your Research

3 February 2017 - 2:17pm by Andy Hickner

Increasing the Openness and Reproducibility of Your Research
Friday, March 3, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Yale Center for Research Computing Auditorium
(Registration required)

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop from the Center for Open Science to learn easy, practical steps that increase research reproducibility. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows. 

Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish. Topics covered include: project documentation, version control, pre-analysis plans, and open source tools like the Open Science Framework that allow researchers to implement these concepts in a scientific workflow.

This workshop is aimed at researchers across disciplines who are engaged in quantitative research and does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. The workshop will be hands-on; attendees will need to bring their own laptops in order to fully participate. This workshop builds on the theme of the 2016 Yale Day of Data, which focused on data reproducibility.

The workshop will be given by Courtney Soderberg, the Statistical and Methodological Consultant at the Center for Open Science (COS), where she directs training programs for reproducible research methods. Soderberg received her Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology at UC Davis.

Space is limited, and coffee will be available. Please register here.

Calling all singers! Performance opportunity for a Medical Library event

24 January 2017 - 9:27am by Andy Hickner

Calling all singers! The Medical Library is seeking musicians to participate in a Musical Revue of works from our medically themed sheet music collection relating to WWI. Solo opportunities for all voice parts are available. Please contact Katie Hart if you are interested in participating: katherine.hart@yale.edu or 203-785-5352

New exhibition: "Refugees, Immigrants, and Library Books for Soldiers: A Selection of World War l Posters from the Collections"

18 January 2017 - 2:40pm by Andy Hickner

Curated by Susan Wheeler, this small exhibit reminds us of the impact of the war on non-combatants and the importance of attending to the emotional needs of soldiers.  The selections advertise relief organizations and services soliciting funds and materials.  World War l posters are well known for their beauty and effectiveness. These posters helped to raise over a hundred million dollars in relief funds and ten million library books.  This exhibition is on view in the hallway from January 25 to April 25.

New exhibition: "Yale Medicine Goes to War, 1917"

18 January 2017 - 2:39pm by Andy Hickner

When America entered the First World War in April 1917, Yale University, including the Medical School, leapt into action.  From mobilizing a "first of its kind" Mobile Hospital Unit, No. 39, to research on the effects of chemical warfare, this exhibition explores the many ways that Yale Medical School faculty, researchers, and students contributed to the war effort at home and abroad.  The war diaries of Harvey Cushing, a pioneering neurosurgeon and Sterling Professor of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine (1932–1939), will also be on view, documenting the trials and trauma of war, particularly brain damage arising from shell fragments, shrapnel, and gunshot wounds.  This exhibition is curated by Yale doctoral student Maria Rios.  It will be on view January 25 - May 12 in the rotunda.

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