Savvy Researcher Series

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The Savvy Researcher Series brings information professionals and university experts together with postgraduate students to explore topics related to research and academic success. The series aims to attract all Postgraduate students across disciplines.

Postgraduate students are exploring new methods of research, resulting in new forms of digital output, e.g., data sets, blogs, and wikis; the series aims to meet the evolving needs of postgraduates and enhance the continuum of scholarly communication from discovery to delivery through the provision of information resources, services and partnerships.

The Savvy Researcher seminars are held in the Ulwazi Training Room in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library on Thursday afternoons from 15h00-16h30.

  • Thu
    24
    Jul
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    This workshop will help you with academic writing in all disciplines.

    Presenter: Writing Centre

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  • Thu
    31
    Jul
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    This workshop will alert you to what funding is available for postgraduate students; inform you on how to apply and complete application form(s) and highlight deadlines and closing dates for 2015 funding. NRF scholarship details will also be distributed.

    Presenters: Postgraduate Funding Office, Bongiwe Ndamane (National Research Foundation Funding),  Cyrill Walters (Research Professional Africa).

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  • Thu
    07
    Aug
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    This seminar will provide postgraduate students with information on Intellectual Property (IP). The following will be discussed: UCT IP Policy; the patenting process (including how to identify a patentable invention); copyright ownership and your thesis; as well as the UCT Invention Disclosure process, which is important in terms of the new IP Rights from Publicly Financed R&D Act.

    Presenter: Philip Hoekstra  (Research Contracts & Intellectual Property Services)

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  • Thu
    14
    Aug
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    This session will cover the essentials of research data management. Research data management covers the planning, creating, storing, organising, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data. This session provides information on best practice in managing research data.

    Presenter: Lynn Woolfrey (DataFirst)

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  • Thu
    21
    Aug
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    Special software can help you to organize your research and easily create footnotes, citations, and formatted bibliographies. Join this session for a quick demo of these products to help you make a decision.

    Presenters: Amina Adam, Jen Eidelman & Cyrill Walters

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  • Thu
    28
    Aug
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    This workshop provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and resources for those new to GIS.

    Presenter: GIS Lab

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  • Thu
    11
    Sep
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    This workshop will introduce you to the various aspects of social media for creating communities around research. We will explore tools like ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Google Groups/Docs/Calender as well as the ins and outs of using Linkedin for your job search.

    Presenters: Janine Dunlop, Sarah Goodier & Careers Services

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  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    The Internet is here to help! There are a number of online tools to help with your discovery of library resources. This session is meant to help you learn to Google Scholar for library resources to your greatest advantage.

    Presenter: Solvej Vorster

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  • Thu
    25
    Sep
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    In this workshop, we will introduce the policies that govern research ethics at UCT and explain the role and scope of the Office of Research Integrity.

    Presenter: Dr Robert McLaughlin (Office of Research Integrity)

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  • Thu
    02
    Oct
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    This workshop is aimed at providing you with the necessary skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about where to publish your research. It will also advise you on setting up at least one researcher profile in order to: distinguish you from similarly named authors, better track your citations and manage your publications list.

    Prsenters: Cyrill Walters & Jen Eidelman

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  • Thu
    09
    Oct
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    Learn to locate the most relevant databases and tools to search, create a search strategy and develop an effective information management plan.

    In this session you will learn to:

    • Develop an effective search strategy
    • Select, locate and search appropriate databases to find relevant resources
    • Be familiar with additional features of databases such as alerting services
    • Capture and store the information retrieved

    This workshop is designed to help staff and postgraduate students use library resources effectively for research.

    Presenters: Cyrill Walters & Amina Adam

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  • Thu
    16
    Oct
    2014
    15h00-16h30Ulwazi Training Room

    Open Access and what it means for Academic and Research staff.

    Presenter: Ina Smith (Stellenbosch University)

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