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Appy Hour Education: ResearchKit

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm followed by Q&A with refreshments

Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 2600

The guest speaker, Dr. Lina Lander is the lead liaison for research institutions at Apple Inc., in this role she works on innovative projects to advance universities’ research, teaching, and service initiatives.

Dr. Lander will share a few iOS productivity apps for researchers and show the potential of Apple’s new ResearchKit, an open source software framework for easily creating apps. Plan for an hour presentation with Q&A afterwards. Continue reading »

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Hope Fox Eccles Health Library Health Lecture: December 2015

University of Utah Hospital Hope Fox Eccles Health Library

Feeling SAD: How to Stay Positive with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Date: Wed. Dec. 9, 2015

Time: Noon-1PM

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jason Hunziker

Free & Open to the Public Health Lecture. All are invited to attend.

Refer to flyer below for details.

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Judges Needed for Games4Health Challenge

G4H Logo_Full_outlines.v2-01The 2016 Games4Health Challenge is looking for 60 judges among UofU faculty and staff and various sponsors.

As a judge, you would evaluate around 5 student team entries over a 10 day period in March 2016. All entries are in the form of two videos, one a 90 second Tease Video and the other a 3 minute Commercialization Video.

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Update EZproxy bookmarklet for off-campus access

If you’ve saved the “Reload via EZproxy” bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmarks toolbar menu, please update it. (Delete current bookmarklet, drag updated bookmarklet into browser toolbar bookmarks menu.)

If you’ve not yet tried the “Reload via EZproxy” bookmarklet, give it a try with your standard Web browser.

Note: The bookmarklet will not work with mobile device browsers, only with standard browsers.

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Hope Fox Eccles Health Library Health Lecture: November 2015

University of Utah Hospital Hope Fox Eccles Health Library

National Family Health History Month: What Your Family Tree Says About Your Health

Date: Thu. Nov. 19, 2015

Time: 1-2PM

Guest Speaker: Joshua Schiffman M.D. Continue reading »

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Attention EndNote Users: New Authentication Link

New authentication link, October 2015. EndNote program users please update the Authentication link in Full Text Preferences.

Open URL Path = http://bit.ly/uu-fulltext

Authenticate with = https://login.ezproxy.lib.utah.edu/  

– for Windows:  go to Edit >Preferences > Find Full Text

– for Mac: go to  EndNote > Preferences > Find  Full Text

Copy & paste URLs into relevant boxes in EndNote preferences:

Image of EndNote Preferences for Find Full Text

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Collaboration on an Open Source Code App

This is the last blog post honoring the International Open Access Week. This post will focus on EHSL collaboration with The GApp Lab to create an open source app.

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Games4Health Challenge Registration is Open

G4H_Logo copy_tinypixGames4Health is an annual $60K competition for student innovations that drive healthier lives through games that people love.

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Free Online Tools for Collaboration

Explore these free online tools that will make collaborating much easier!

Share documents and files via Box

You may already be familiar with Dropbox or Google Drive and the concept is the same for Box. The big difference is that Box is HIPAA and FERPA compliant. Because the University of Utah has partnered with Box for enterprise accounts for faculty, students, and staff, you get 50 GB of storage space, can assign different levels of access to your collaborators, and have access to your files on any device at any time.  Click here to get started.

Write papers together via Authorea

Authorea lets you write in LaTeX, Markdown, HTML, Javascript, and more, and your document becomes a beautiful webpage. You can even have data-driven interactive visualizations embedded in your document! With Git doing version control, you don’t even have to worry about tracking changes. Click here to learn more.

Write systematic reviews together via Covidence

There does exist an easier way of doing systematic reviews, especially for managing the review process without using Excel. Covidence provides a nice working environment for selecting, excluding, and resolving discrepancies. Plus, you can annotate the PDFs and it will auto-populate your Cochrane risk of bias tables without cutting and pasting text. Click here to learn more.

Note, this video has no sound but gives a great inside look at the functionalities.

Collaborate on diagrams and charts via Lucidchart

Have you ever wanted to work on diagrams and charts simultaneously with a collaborator who is miles away? Then check out this program: Lucidchart. It runs in the cloud and has an easy user interface. Click here to learn more.

Organize team projects via Trello

Trello lets you see your project at a glance by having every step laid out in a giant board with lists of cards. Check out this example of meal planning using Trello (video) and click here to learn more.

Do you have a favorite tool? Tell us about it in the comments!

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NIH Compliance and the Public Access Policy

NIH_Master_Logo_With_Tag_2Color-PNGBy Darell Schmick

It’s that time again: R1 Research grant deadlines are coming up! If you’re benefiting from NIH funding, are you compliant? Many researchers believe this to be a hassle, but there’s a great benefit to what compliance brings.

Public Access Policy requirements pertain to your published work if:

  1. It was peer-reviewed
  2. It was published on or after April 7st 2008, AND
  3. It arises from:
    • Any direct funding from an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active in Fiscal Year 2008 or beyond, or;
    • Any direct funding from an NIH contract signed on or after April 7, 2008, or;
    • Any direct funding from the NIH Intramural Program, or;
    • An NIH employee

What is sometimes forgotten is the benefit. It means that every article that has been funded by taxpayer monies after April 7th, 2008 is publicly available for the general public to view and enjoy no later than 12 months of official publication date. The articles are submitted into PubMed Central – a completely open access repository of biomedical literature that consists of 3.6 million articles. All available for anyone with an internet connection to read.

Be sure to stay ahead of NIH Compliance! It needn’t be a hassle. If you’re stuck, contact Darell Schmick at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library for a consultation. For more information on the NIH Public Access Policy, view our guide at http://campusguides.lib.utah.edu/nihpublicaccesspolicy.

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