Lib4RI autumn training 2023: Searching & Managing Scientific Information

Flyer course series autumn 2023

Autumn is at our doorsteps and so is our biannual training series «Searching & Managing Scientific Information» for PhD students and other interested members of the 4 federal research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL.

From September to December 2023, we offer eight individually bookable modules, this time also including a new module 7+ on data handling using Python, Pandas and Jupyter Notebook.

  • In module 1, «Searching Scientific Information», you become skilled in finding relevant scientific information using suitable tools offered by Lib4RI.
  • In module 2, «Scientific Publishing – From Writing to Sharing», you will be guided through the scientific publication process from start to finish.
  • In module 3, «Open Access & Copyright», you gain knowledge on the principles of Open Access (OA) publishing and learn how to deal with copyright questions related to scientific works.
  • In module 4, «Literature Management with Endnote», you get introduced to scientific literature management using Endnote (MS Word).
  • In module 5, «Getting Started with LaTeX», you are guided in creating your first LaTeX document, with special attention to scientific writing oriented features. The course is for LaTeX beginners.
  • In module 6, «Work on Your Own Project», you work on your own literature project receiving individual assistance.
  • In module 7, «Research Data Management – The Basics», you learn to identify the relevant strategies and tools to implement research data management in your research practices.
  • In module 7(new), «Load, Work & Plot your Data using Python, Pandas & Jupyter Notebook», you will learn how to treat, explore and analyse your data using python with the Pandas library. You will learn how to use the JupyterLab environment to work with, but also to publish your data. The course requires basic knowledge of Python (importing modules, defining variables, defining and calling functions, accessing properties of objects).

A detailed course description is available here including a flyer for downloadCourse notes will be available online a couple of days prior to the sessions.

All sessions are open to all members of the 4 research institutes, PhD students and other new researchers are particularly invited. Most modules are offered on-site at Eawag-Empa Dübendorf, PSI Villigen and WSL Birmensdorf. On request, students attending four or more modules will receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point. More details incl. dates, venues and online registration can be found on Lib4RI’s training website.