SC CTSI Launches Digital Scholar Webinar Series

The training series introduces health researchers to digital science approaches.

July 25, 2017

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.

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Upcoming Webinars

Date: Jan 8, 2020

Topic: Effective Use of Academic and Social Media Networks for Endorsing your Publication

Speaker: Dr. Fiona Murphy | Owner of Murphy Mitchell Consulting Ltd., Publishing and Training Consultant, Enago Academy

Overview: This webinar will give a detailed overview of the recommended strategies for effective research promotion on academic and social media platforms and optimizing visibility of the published articles.


Date: Mar 18, 2020

Topic: American Gut: What we can learn about successful citizen science from microbiome research

Speaker: Rob Knight, PhD, professor at the University of California San Diego and the co-founder of the American Gut Project

Overview: This webinar will highlight how a citizen science approach combined with an open research network helped to collect study samples from more than 20,000 participants, so far. You will learn what is takes to set up, promote and execute a citizen science project.


Date: Apr 1, 2020

Topic: Disseminating scientific papers via Twitter: Practical insights and research evidence

Speaker: Stefanie Haustein, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa

Overview: This talk focuses on identifying audiences on Twitter and teaches participants how to collect, analyze, visualize, and interpret diffusion patterns of scientific articles on Twitter.


Date: May 6, 2020

Topic: Introduction to SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae

Speaker: Lynn Kysh, MLIS, Clinical & Research Librarian Institute for Nursing and Interprofessional Research (INIR) Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Overview: This webinar will provide an introduction to Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv), a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies. SciENcv is available in My NCBI:


NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.