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Digital Scholar Program
The use of digital practices and approaches can potentially increase the quality and efficiency of all phases of the traditional clinical translational research process.This program helps research professionals and students who are involved in the health sciences to develop competency in digital research practices and approaches. The events and training resources introduce health researchers at USC, CHLA and beyond to the benefits and limitations of digital practices and approaches that address specific research needs.
We are currently undertaking a qualitative study to describe key stakeholders’ perspectives on the need to: (A) formalize training in digital practices and approaches among clinical translational research trainees; and (B) develop an aligned educational framework that defines core competencies, educational methods, and evaluation metrics.
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About one-fifth of current scientific papers are being shared on Twitter. With nearly 69 million active U.S. Twitter users (24% of the U.S. adult population) and 328 million monthly active users worldwide, Twitter is one of the biggest social networks worldwide. Understandably, hopes are high that tweets mentioning scientific articles and research findings can reach peers and the general public. Studies show that most of the engagement with scientific papers on Twitter takes place among members of academia and thus reflects visibility within the scientific community rather than impact on society. However, there are ways to reach the broader public. This webinar will provide an overview of using Twitter to reach peers and non-specialist groups, the relationship between tweets and citations, and provide tips for building an academic Twitter presence.Tagged: scientific communication, dissemination of science, online profile building
Using alternative scholarly metrics to showcase the impact of your research: An introduction for researchers
Scholarship is increasingly being created, disseminated, and measured on digital and social platforms. If Twitter exchanges, Facebook “saves,” and YouTube hits are the new metrics for tracking scholarship, how are we measuring societal and educational impact and outreach? How can researchers display their research impact using social media on promotion and tenure dossiers? This webinar will discuss altmetrics, alternative scholarly metrics that measure the impact and use of scholarship.Tagged: scientific communication, dissemination of science, research impact measurement
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 electronic Laboratory Notebooks (eLNs) afford biomedical researchers, what they require, and how one should go about implementing such a tool.Tagged: project management, team management
Literature reviews, in particular systematic reviews, are invaluable to represent the latest and most complete information available on a particular topic or intervention, but they can be time consuming. This webinar explores a digital application called Covidence that is designed to accelerate the systematic review process.Tagged: literature evaluation and synthesis, scientific literature search
Crowdsourcing platforms are revolutionizing research by providing a way to collect clinical and behavioral data with unprecedented speed and efficiency. This seminar explores another digital platform called TurkPrime that is designed to support research participant recruitment.Tagged: research participant recruitment
Crowdsourcing has had a dramatic impact on the speed and scale at which scientific research can be conducted. This webinar summarizes what is known about MTurk sample composition and data quality with an emphasis on findings relevant to clinical psychological research. It then addresses methodological issues with using MTurk--many of which are common to other nonprobability samples but unfamiliar to clinical science researchers--and suggests concrete steps to avoid these issues or minimize their impact.Tagged: research participant recruitment
In this workshop, you will learn how to use social media data (social media listening) to gain insights into emerging community needs, trends, and conversations.Tagged: social media/internet research
Today, over 80 percent of Americans seek health information online and nearly 70 percent of all Internet users in the United States use digital and social media. These numbers are increasing, even among diverse and underserved populations. This trend provides huge opportunities for researchers.Tagged: social media/internet research
In this workshop, you will learn how to use web-based approaches and social media to accelerate the dissemination and impact of your research findings.Tagged: scientific communication, dissemination of science
In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage crowdfunding to obtain seed funding. Science crowdfunding is an alternative approach that couples storytelling, fundraising, outreach and networking. Scientists in academia and the private sector have already successfully used it to supplement and substitute grants.Tagged: funding
In this workshop, we will provide an overview of Digital Scholarship and explore examples of scholars who have successfully used digital approaches to advance their research and careers.Tagged: scientific communication, research participant recruitment, dissemination of science, networking, collaboration, online profile building, reputation management