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Center for Open Science Workshops

COSWorkshopFollowing the discussions at the Research Reproducibility Conference, the Center for Open Science and The University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library are hosting free, practical, hands-on workshops to create more rigorous, open, impactful, and reproducible research. Join April Clyburne-Sherin, MS for a half-day on November 15, 2016 focusing on concrete steps to increase openness and reproducibility in health science and quantitative research. Continue reading »

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Conference Announcement & Call for Posters

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Conference Announcement

We are pleased to announce the Research Reproducibility Conference speakers have been confirmed.

The Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer: Hilda Bastian
A long-time consumer advocate in Australia, whose career turned to analyzing evidence, communicating about it, and working to make it more accessible, Hilda Bastian now works at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US, at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). She is editor of PubMed-related projects on clinical effectiveness and post-publication evaluation, PubMed Health and PubMed Commons. [click here for full bio]

Featured Speaker: David Moher
A senior scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, where he holds a University Research Chair, Dr. David Moher is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Systematic Reviews and serves on the editorial boards of several journals; he is a member of PLoS ONE’s Human Research Advisory Group. One of Dr. Moher’s research foci is journalology (publication science). He spearheaded the development of the CONSORT and PRISMA Statements, and has been involved with several other reporting guideline initiatives. He is leading a program to develop core competencies for medical journal editors. [click here for full bio]

The Clifford C. Snyder M.D. & Mary Snyder Lecturer: John Ioannidis
Currently the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University, John Ioannidis is Professor of Medicine, and of Health Research and Policy, and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at the School of Medicine; Professor of Statistics (by courtesy) at the School of Humanities and Sciences; one of the two Directors of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; and Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. The PLoS Medicine paper on “Why most Published Research Findings are False,” has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science (exceeding 1.5 million hits). The Atlantic selected Ioannidis as the Brave Thinker scientist for 2010 claiming that he “may be one of the most influential scientists alive”. [click here for full bio]


Call for Submissions

The Research Reproducibility Conference will bring together researchers, students, and administrators for a frank discussion on how institutions can support research reproducibility and make more research true. We hope to further the dialogue around open science, open data, transparency, and good research practices. The conference will be held November 14-15, 2016 at The University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law.

Submit your proposal for the Poster Session, which can consist of completed or in-progress projects that reflect the pursuit of making research true. Suggested topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Case study of large-scale collaborative research
  • Adoption of replication culture and its impact
  • Research illustrating a lack of reproducible research in your field
  • Registration of studies, protocols, analysis codes, datasets, raw data, and results
  • Examples of use or sharing of data, protocols, materials, software, and other tools
  • Reproducibility practices
  • More appropriate statistical methods
  • Work in standardization of definitions and analyses
  • Improvement of study design standards
  • Improvements in peer review, reporting, and dissemination of research
  • Better training of scientific workforce in methods and statistical literacy

Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students and new researchers, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from conference attendees. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. A Best Poster Award will be presented based on the quality of research work, poster design, and oral presentation.

Deadline to submit posters is July 31st, 2016.

See more information here: http://campusguides.lib.utah.edu/UtahRR16/proposals

This conference is sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Vice President for Research. Explore the program here and click here to register. Information about travel and hotels can be found here. All other questions can be found under FAQ.

Conference hashtags: #UtahRR16 #MakeResearchTrue

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Invitation: “Pursuing Peace” Art Gallery Reception

TeganPaintingPursuing Peace: One Painter’s Journey to Recovery after Trauma [Oil on Canvas]

Artist:  Tegan Cross, LMT
Massage Therapy, University of Utah Orthopaedic Center

RECEPTION: Thursday, June 16, 6:00-8:00 PM
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP (appreciated but not required)

Art Gallery, Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Exhibit Dates:  May 1 – June 30, 2016  [Library Hours & Directions]

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Book Launch: The Moon Prince and The Sea

Moon Prince InvitationBook Launch:  The Moon Prince and The Sea

Written by:  Daniela Rose Anderson,
University of Utah Medical Student (MS2018)

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 5:00-8:00 PM
Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

The Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and Et Alia Press invite you to a launch party for the publication of children’s book The Moon Prince and The Sea (Et Alia Press, 2016), written and illustrated by University of Utah medical student Daniela Rose Anderson (MS2018). A discussion and book signing will be held on the Garden Level of the Spencer Eccles Health Sciences Library on Monday, June 6 from 5-8 pm.  Light refreshments will be served. Continue reading »

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New database: Ovid MEDLINE®

Eccles Health Sciences Library now offers access to Ovid MEDLINE ®  to  the University of Utah community for expert searching in the biomedical literature. The Library’s expert searchers are available to collaborate- ask us.

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Ovid MEDLINE ® covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide. Ovid MEDLINE ® content, like PubMed, is produced by the National Library of Medicine and covers 1946 to present.

Find Ovid MEDLINE ®   in:

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Bike to Work Day Appy Hour – May 20, 12pm

Appy Hour IconJoin us on Friday, May 20, 12-1pm for Bike to Work Day Appy Hour. We will meet on the Garden Level of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.

May 16-20 is National Bike to Work Week. In honor of this week, Appy Hour will be about bike-related apps.

Join us as Bryan Hull, EHSL employee and SaltCycle- INTELITECHS team member, demos a few bike apps and reviews some mechanical fixes for your bike.

Also, bring your smiling face and your bike to the front west entrance of the Eccles Library at 9am each day of Bike to Work Week for fun pictures!

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Announcement: Research Reproducibility 2016

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November 14-15, 2016

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Reproducibility of research is critical to the advancement of science.

Bringing together researchers, students, and administrators at the first Research Reproducibility Conference to start a frank discussion on how institutions can help support research reproducibility and make more research true, we hope to further the dialog around open science, open data, transparency, and good research practices.

Continue reading »

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Free Yoga at the Eccles Library

Join us for free yoga on Wednesdays, 12-1pm, in Room 205 (History of Medicine Room), at the Eccles Health Sciences Library. Please bring your own mat.

This 10 week yoga series will begin on May 25 and end on July 27. Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events! This is a great opportunity to stretch and relax during the workday. Continue reading »

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Art Aloud: April 27, 12:30-2pm

art aloudJoin us for our very first Art Aloud on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:30-2:00pm on the Garden Level of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. There will be food, friendly company, and the electric energy that comes from sharing original work.

Art Aloud is a spoken word art cafe where you can relax in a casual atmosphere among friends, enjoy refreshments, and sign up for a place at the mic. Continue reading »

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New video: Navigating the NIH Manuscript Submission Process

See the newest video on the NCBI YouTube channel:

Navigating the NIH Manuscript Submission Process gives you detailed help with submitting, reviewing and approving your manuscript in the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system.

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– from NCBI News on 4-18-16

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