Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Translating Science into Solutions for Better Health

SC CTSI Launches Digital Scholar Webinar Series


The training series introduces health researchers to digital science approaches.

The upcoming Digital Scholar Webinar Series will introduce health researchers at USC, CHLA and beyond to digital approaches and tools relevant to their research. The training series will showcase the potential and limitations of digital approaches health researchers need to be aware of.

"Nearly every part of the research process can benefit from digital advances. We will cover a wide range of topics, such as recruiting study participants online, using digital tools to improve a systematic review study, accelerating the dissemination of research results, and launching a crowdfunding campaign," says Katja Reuter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Director of Digital Innovation and Communication at the SC CTSI and founder of the program. "The series is designed to address a gap in the current training of health sciences researchers and to increase the number of scientists at all career stages who are comfortable using digital approaches to enhance their research."

Katja Reuter, PhD

The webinar are open to all interested and will take place online every first Wednesday of each month from 12-1PM, beginning September 6th, 2017. All webinars will be accessible afterward on the Digital Scholar Program page.

Open to all interested
Cost: This event is free of charge.

Upcoming Digital Scholar webinars in 2017

Dec 6, 2017/12-1PM PST
Topic: Accelerating systematic review studies using the online tool Covidence
Speaker: Anneliese Arno, community manager at Covidence
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Upcoming Digital Scholars webinars in 2018

Jan 10, 2018/10-11AM PST
Topic: Using electronic Laboratory Notebooks in the academic life sciences: a group leader's experience on how they can make research teams more efficient.

Digital technologies are shaping the way experiments are performed, results captured, and findings disseminated. We will explore what an electronic Laboratory Notebooks (eLNs) afford a biomedical researcher, what it requires, and how one should go about implementing it?

Speaker: Ulrich Dirnagl, MD, Director, Department of Experimental Neurology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and Founding Director, QUEST, BIH Center for Transforming Biomedical Research, Berlin Institute of Health, Germany
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