Short Sessions on Hot Topics (SSHT)

Concept

SSHT Breakfast Meeting

The SSHT Breakfast meeting is a brainstorm session where young/new researchers can determine together for which techniques/software they want practical sessions organized by the library.  This is organized at the beginning of the academic year.

SSHT INVITES!

According to the results of the breakfast meeting the library will organize a number of practical sessions suggested by the researchers during the second half of the academic year for all researchers of the faculty.

Program 2023

Data Storage Applied @UGent by Ewald Pauwels (UGent, DICT)

When: Tuesday 11 October 2022, 10.30am-12.00pm

Where: online

Content:  In this online session Ewald starts with a short overview of the different UGent data storage options and then gives practical demos of them. He will distinguish between, and guide you through the applications for: data for groups, archival data (inactive data), large data sets 

Presentation

Writing your Data Management Plan: step by step by Ziad Choueiki (UGent, Data Steward for FEB)

When: Thursday 20 October 2022, 10.30am-12.00pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building HOV, classroom 1.3 Fernand Rogiers

Content: Data Management Plans have become an essential part of both research and research applications. In this seminar, we will take a closer look at dmponline.be, the tool that is used at Ghent University for drafting dmp's. We'll guide you through the process of making a new dmp and cover all the different sections.  

How do you describe data (be it observational, survey, interviews, ...)? Where will you store and archive the data? How about the metadata? What about confidential data? All these questions, and more, will be answered in this seminar.

Presentation

CANCELLED - GDPR, ethics and my research by Hanne Elsen (UGent, Data Protection Officer)

When: Thursday 27 October 2022, 01.00pm-02.30pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building HOV, classroom 2.1 (NB: not 1.4)

Content:  In this session Hanne starts with some general information about the GDPR. Then she addresses its implications on your research design, during and after your research. In addition, she will answer your specific questions. Which you can already submit at registration via the question box.

Registration

How to start a literature review + How to determine a target Journal by Nele Pauwels (UGent, UZ Proxy) + Damien Decorte (UGent, FEB, Policy Adviser)

When: Thursday 10 November 2022, 03.00pm-05.00pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building HOV, classroom 1.4 (NB: not 1.3)

Content:

  • Part 1 (Nele): Editors of journals today receive an overload of scientific articles. Only articles that fit within the scope of the journal and comply with international standards in terms of reporting as well as the journal's regulations (e.g. in terms of preprint policy, data sharing policy, structure of the manuscript, …) are eligible for peer review. During this session, tips & tricks and a toolbox are provided to increase your chances of success for a peer-reviewed publication.
    The session will start with a brief overview of databases in which your final peer-reviewed publication will be included. To start from this perspective, illustrates you the added value of for example affiliating correctly to your organization, using an ORCID iD and choosing the best fitting journal.
    During this session, the following questions will be answered, among others:
    • How do I select a journal to publish my article?
    • What criteria must my article meet before publication?
    • What does authorship of scientific articles entail?
    • Where can I request proofreading of my paper?
    • Where can I find an overview of Open Access journals?
    • How can I satisfy Open Access requirements or obligations?
    • How do I evaluate the quality of an Open Access journal? What are predatory journals and research paper mills?
    • What is ORCID iD and why is it useful?
  • Part 2 (Damien): how can publication metrics such as impact factor, article influence score and our faculty points metrics be taken into account when choosing a journal.

Presentation Literature Review (Nele Pauwels)

Presentation Target Journal (Damien Decorte)

Mendeley - working with a professional reference manager by Jan Claes (Artevelde Hogeschool, Lecturer)

When: Tuesday 22 November 2022, 03.30pm-05.00pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building SP7 (Sint-Pietersplein 7), floor 2, room Buffer Links (NB: not HOV 1.3)

Content:  In this hands-on session you will learn how to work with Mendeley.

The session will start with a brief look at the choice, setup, and configuration of the software. It is recommended however that you try to download and install Mendeley already before coming to the session. 

The main part will focus on how to add papers to your collection, make notes, mark passages, synchronise between different devices, and how to add citations in Word using the accompanying plugin. 

Finally, we will zoom in on more advanced features, such as LaTeX (briefly), collaborating permanently or temporarily, and adapting citation styles.

There will also be room for questions.

Presentation

Overleaf / Latex by Koen Schoors (UGent, FEB, Professor)

When: Friday 2 December 2022, 10.30am-12.00am

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building SP7 (Sint-Pietersplein 7), floor 2, room Buffer Links (NB: not HOV 1.3)

Content: in this hands-on session you will learn how to (co-)work with Overleaf, the online collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier.

Registration

 

GDPR, ethics and my research by Hanne Elsen (UGent, Data Protection Officer)

When: Monday 12 December 2022, 01.00pm-02.30pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building Tweekerken, Faculty board room

Content:  In this session Hanne starts with some general information about the GDPR. Then she addresses its implications on your research design, during and after your research. In addition, she will answer your specific questions. Which you can already submit at registration via the question box.

Registration

Program 2022

Datastorage Applied

When:  9 November 2021

Speaker: Ewald Pauwels (UGent, DICT)

Description: In this online session Ewald starts with a short overview of the different UGent data storage options and then gives practical demos of them. He will distinguish between, and guide you through the applications for:

- data for groups

- archival data (inactive data)

- large data sets 




GDPR, ethics and my research

When: 30 November 2021

Speaker: Hanne Elsen (UGent, Data Protection Officer)

Description: In this session Hanne starts with some general information about the GDPR. Then she addresses its implications on your research design, during and after your research. In addition, she will answer your specific questions. Which you can already submit at registration via the question box.





Mendeley - working with a professional reference manager

When: 15 December 2021                     

Speaker: Jan Claes (Artevelde Hogeschool, lecturer)

Description: In this hands-on session you will learn how to work with Mendeley.

The session will start with a brief look at the choice, setup, and configuration of the software. It is recommended however that you try to download and install Mendeley already before coming to the session. 

The main part will focus on how to add papers to your collection, make notes, mark passages, synchronise between different devices, and how to add citations in Word using the accompanying plugin. 

Finally, we will zoom on more advanced features, such as LaTeX (briefly), collaborating permanently or temporarily, and adapting citation styles.

There will also be room for questions.



Writing your Data Management Plan: step by step

When: 14 January 2022

Speakers: Ziad Choueiki & Thomas Van de Velde (UGent, Data Stewards)

Description: Data Management Plans have become an essential part of both research and research applications. In this seminar, we will take a closer look at dmponline.be, the tool that is used at Ghent University for drafting dmp's. We'll guide you through the process of making a new dmp and cover all the different sections.  

How do you describe data (be it observational, survey, interviews, ...)? Where will you store and archive the data? How about the metadata? What about confidential data? All these questions, and more, will be answered in this seminar.

How to pitch your research?

When: 25 March 2022 ; 1.30-4.30pm                                         

Speakers: Dietmar Hertsen & Edward De Vooght (De Redenaar)

Description: Do you need to pitch your research and do you want to actively learn how best to do so? In this seminar packed with tips, trics and do's, Dietmar and Edward, aka De Redenaar, will guide you through the whole process interactively, with precision and humour.  

In 3 hours they discuss all the most important pillars (structure, body language, visuals and language). Besides short pieces of general theory given in a refreshing way, they give as many practical excercises as possible to you, the pitcher.

There is only one rule: everyone speaks.



How to design an effective poster?

When: 26 April 2022 ; 10-11.30am

Speaker: Evelynn Devos (UGent, PhD student)

Description: Have you ever considered that a conference poster is practically a billboard?

Just like a billboard, your poster should draw attention, be simple yet creative and bring a simple message across in a matter of seconds.

In this short interactive session, I will give you some tips, do's and don'ts to design your poster.

The main focus of this session will be on the content of a poster, not on how to pitch it (for a session on pitching see the SSHT session "How to pitch your research?" by 'De Redenaar' on Friday 25/03/2022).




    Program 2021

    SSHT INVITES! (2021)

    Monday 09/11/2020

    Datastorage@UGent Theory

    by Ewald Pauwels (DICT)

    Datastorage@UGent Theory (ppt)

    No recording

    Tuesday 08/12/2020

    Datastorage@UGent Applied

    by Ewald Pauwels (DICT)

    Datastorage@UGent Applied (ppt)

    Recording

    Tuesday 26/01/2021

    Python for Dummies

    by Frederik Gailly (FEB)

    Python (ppt)

    Recording

    Thursday 11/02/2021

    Graphic Design 

    by Dries Benoit (FEB)

    Data Visualization (ppt)

    Recording

    Thursday 25/02/2021

    GitHub for Dummies

    by Frederik Gailly (FEB)

    GitHub Cheat Sheet (pdf)

    Recording GitHub

    Friday 30/04/2021

    Critical Thinking (Reviewing)

    by Gert Peersman (FEB)

    Preparing a referee report (ppt):

    the basics of reviewing, how to start a review, tips & tricks, do's & don'ts 

    Thursday 25/03/2021

    How to pitch your Research 

    by Edward De Vooght + Dietmar Hertsen (De Redenaar)

    Recording

    Program 2020

    Program 2019