Classes and Events

Take advantage of customized programming for faculty, staff, and student researchers at any of the Research Hub locations or online. Classes and events at all three Hub locations are available on the Research Hub Events Calendar.

In-person and online attendance options are available for most classes.

Request an HSL class for a group or ask us about other topics by contacting Ask A Librarian.

Suggest a class or event topic for the Research Hub by contacting hsl-hubprograms@listserv.unc.edu.

The Research Hub @ HSL offers classes throughout the year on the topics listed below. Filter the list by topic category to quickly review the classes of most interest to you.

Intro to Covidence for Systematic Reviews

The Intro to Covidence for Systematic Reviews class will cover an introduction to the online systematic review screening and data extraction tool, Covidence, with a full walk-through of the tool and time for questions. This class is intended for students, faculty, and researchers currently working on a systematic review or planning to begin a systematic review.

Series: Accelerate Your Research
Category: Literature Searching, Citation Management & Systematic Reviews
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Introduction to Bioinformatics Basics, Part 1

This workshop will provide an introduction to bioinformatics data types and basic quality control of short read data, including assessing quality and filtering data.

Prerequisites: The UNIX workshop block (Parts 1, 2 and 3) are prerequisites for this Introduction to Bioinformatics Basics, Part 1 workshop. See details about this five-workshop series including prerequisite and account requirements on theBioinformatics @ HSL guide

 

Series: Basic Bioinformatics Tools
Category: Bioinformatics
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Introduction to Bioinformatics Basics, Part 2

This workshop will cover basic methods in bioinformatics including how to align data to a reference genome and call variants. Time permitting, some scripting will be covered as well. 

Prerequisites: The UNIX workshop block (Parts 1, 2 and 3) and Introduction to Bioinformatics Basics, Part 1 are prerequisites for this Introduction to Bioinformatics Basics, Part 2 workshop. See details about this five-workshop series including prerequisite and account requirements on the Bioinformatics @ HSL guide

Series: Basic Bioinformatics Tools
Category: Bioinformatics
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Introduction to EndNote

This Introduction to EndNote class will cover the basic features of the EndNote software. We will focus on building a library, importing citations from PubMed, managing citations, and inserting citations into MS Word documents.This class is structured for new to beginning users.

Category: Literature Searching, Citation Management & Systematic Reviews
Sponsor: Health Sciences Library

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Introduction to F1000 Workspace

This Introduction to F1000 Workspace class covers the basic functions of the F1000 Workspace software. We will focus on building a library, importing citations from PubMed, managing citations and inserting citations into MS Word documents. This class is structured for new to beginning users.

Category: Literature Searching, Citation Management & Systematic Reviews
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Introduction to i2b2@UNC

i2b2 is a self-service, cohort discovery tool developed by the NC TraCS Institute.  i2b2 provides a de-identified view of UNC Health Care data so you can determine feasibility for trials and explore potential cohorts in a safe-harbor “sandbox.”

To use i2b2, you must have a valid UNC-Chapel Hill ONYEN and complete the 1 hour online Introduction to i2b2@UNC training. For more information and to register for training visit http://tracs.unc.edu/index.php/services/biomedical-informatics/i2b2

Category: Clinical Research
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Introduction to Mendeley

This Introduction to Mendeley class will cover the basic features of the Mendeley software. We will focus on building a library, importing citations from PubMed, managing citations, and inserting citations into MS Word documents.This class is structured for new to beginning users.

Category: Literature Searching, Citation Management & Systematic Reviews
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Introduction to the UNIX Shell, Parts 1, 2 and 3 (3 workshop sequence)

The three Introduction to the UNIX Shell workshops are a chained sequence of workshops to introduce participants to the UNIX command line, basic commands, navigating file system, setting up bioinformatics projects, and introductory scripting. Each class will build upon the last and each part is a prerequisite for the next class in the three-workshop UNIX sequence. The  three workshops in the UNIX block are in turn prerequisites for the two Introduction to Bioinformatics Basics workshops which follow in the workshop series.  

See details about the three-workshop UNIX Shell sequence and the larger five-workshop series including prerequisite and account requirements on the Bioinformatics @ HSL guide

Series: Basic Bioinformatics Tools
Category: Bioinformatics
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Making an Impact With Data Visualization

Collecting data is now easier than it has ever been. But, as data becomes more prolific, datasets become larger and more complex. How do we find meaningful patterns in our data? How can we communicate those patterns to others? Data visualization allows us to make sense of today’s ever evolving information landscape.

This workshop will introduce the history and basic principles of data visualization. Learn about best practices and resources for making an impact with your data through compelling charts, graphs and maps.

This workshop is offered in-person on main campus Hub locations and via live stream at the Health Sciences Library.

Category: Data Visualization & GIS
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Next Generation Sequencing - Introduction to Technology and (Bio)Informatics

It has been a decade since high-throughput sequencing (also called next generation sequencing or NGS), was first deployed at UNC. Much has changed since that time but some things remain the same. We will review current commercial sequencing technologies and highlight those accessible to UNC researchers. We will go over practical tips to get the most out of your NGS experiment. Finally, we will review informatics considerations and data characteristics.

This is a lecture class with no hands-on exercises planned. This class is NOT a prerequisite for other workshops in the Basic Bioinformatics Tools series.

 

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of NGS is required. 

Series: Basic Bioinformatics Tools
Category: Bioinformatics
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Tableau I

Tableau is a user-friendly software application used to create static or interactive visualizations and dashboards. The drag-and-drop interface provides tools to build a variety of visualizations with no coding required, and visualizations can be embedded in websites by copying and pasting embed code. In this workshop, participants create basic visualizations and an interactive dashboard in Tableau Public.

This workshop is offered in-person on the Davis Library Hub location and via live stream at the Health Sciences Library.

Category: Data Visualization & GIS
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Tableau II

This workshop helps attendees improve upon basic web-based interactive visualizations and dashboards covered in Tableau I. Topics covered include: Dashboards, Stories, Filters and linked visualizations, Custom maps, and more! Note: Participants should create an account at public.tableau.com before the workshop in order to save their work to the web.

This workshop is offered in-person on the Davis Library Hub location and via live stream at the Health Sciences Library.

Category: Data Visualization & GIS
Sponsor: Research Hub

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Last modified: 08/23/19