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Complementary Skills Workshop 2021

15. Sep 2021

[TEO] Innovation Toolkit: User Research, Agile Teams & Future Thinking (November 15-16, 2021)

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How much of a visionary is in you?
Find out how to develop a product for a specific target group with the help of an empathetic mindset. In interactive sessions with other researchers, you will put yourself in the shoes of a user and work towards formulating a vision statement for a product or service. The online workshop is tailored to PhDs of all disciplines who want to gain an entrepreneurial perspective on their research.

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13. Sep 2021

[RTG 2498] Workshop “Scientists in Leadership” (October 19 & 26, 2021)

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The registration of the online RTG 2498 workshop “Scientists in Leadership” on 19 & 26 October, 2021 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) presented by Dr. Gaby Schilling Coaching is now open to RTG-external participants. A few free spots are still available. Please register at the following website:

10. Sep 2021

Open (Omics) Data in the life-sciences (October 13, 2021)

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Webinar description

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Please ask specific questions via Etherpad form before the webinar. These will be answered during the webinar.

Date, time and format

  • Date and time: October 13, 2021 from 1-2 pm
  • Please join the webinar via MLUconf
  • Ask specific question in advance via Etherpad form
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26. Aug 2021

Tips for publishing your research results online (October 20, 2021)

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Webinar description

In the first part of the webinar the Open Science Team – ULB will present the publications services at the ULB. In the second part, other important issues to consider when publishing your results such as legal aspects, data ownership, rights management and licensing attribution of your research outputs will also be discussed. Attend this seminar if you want to inform yourself about these important issues but also if you wish to learn more about current affairs. We’ll be reporting on: the state of the DEAL negotiations, the different publication modalities offered by publishing companies, what is predatory publishing, and what you need to know when publishing in Internet and via social media. Don’t miss this chance to ask all your questions to our experts!
Please ask specific questions via Etherpad form before the webinar. These will be answered during the webinar.

Date, time and format

  • Date and time: October 20, 2021 from 1-2 pm
  • Please join the webinar via MLUconf
  • Ask specific question in advance via Etherpad form
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26. Aug 2021

Data Protection: Theory and Practice (October 6, 2021)

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Webinar description

The aim of this webinar is to address the most important data protection aspects in the context of research and academic projects. In collaboration with colleagues from the legal department of the MLU an overview of the legal framework of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other basic regulations will be offered. The Open Science Team – ULB will also provide advice on how to anonymize or pseudonymize quantitative and qualitative datasets, and some practical examples on how to write a consent forms for projects in which interview data are planned. Join us in this webinar and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have on these matters.
Please ask specific questions via Etherpad form before the webinar. These will be answered during the webinar.

Date, time and format

  • Date and time: October 6, 2021 from 1-2 pm
  • Please join the webinar via MLUconf
  • Ask specific question in advance via Etherpad form
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26. Aug 2021

A Primer on Research Data Management (September 29, 2021)

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Webinar description

Whether you are an experienced postdoc or a PhD student going through the first stages of your research project this webinar will help you understand the crucial concepts of research data management (RDM) and identify common problems and hurdles in scientific practice.

  • What is FAIR data,
  • what are the current funders’ requirements regarding RDM in Germany and Europe, and
  • what are the benefits of a good research data management strategy

are some of the topics that will be covered. Whilst Open Science Team – ULB will provide an overview of the RDM activities and support offered at the MLU and other institutions, your views on RDM are very important to us too. So feel free to join the discussion on this day. 
Please ask specific questions via Etherpad form before the webinar. These will be answered during the webinar.

Date, time and format

  • Date and time: September 29, 2021 from 1-2 pm
  • Please join the webinar via MLUconf
  • Ask specific question in advance via Etherpad form
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26. Aug 2021

Open Science – an introduction (September 22, 2021)

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Webinar description

Join this first webinar to explore the main concepts and learn more about Open Science, Open Data and why this is important. Use this chance to let the Open Science Team – ULB know what are your requirements and the areas where you may need support. We will take time to discuss these topics but also to outline the different levels of support and activities in the research landscape in Halle.
Please ask specific questions via Etherpad form before the webinar. These will be answered during the webinar.

Date, time and format

  • Date and time: September 22, 2021 from 1-2 pm
  • Please join the webinar via MLUconf
  • Ask specific question in advance via Etherpad form
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6. Aug 2021

“The Art of English Academic Writing” for Natural Scientists (September 8, 9 and 28, 2021)

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Aim and Content

The workshop aims at improving non-native English speakers’ academic writing skills by highlighting typical features and composing elements commonly applied and expected by native speakers of English. Participants will be equipped with a textbook written by the trainer that covers all the features introduced during the sessions, they will have ample opportunity to ask individual questions, and they will receive immediate feedback on their own writing. During the workshop we will

  • reflect on how the character of the English language influences the Anglo-Saxon academic writing style and identify subsequent features in academic texts
  • highlight pitfalls non-native speakers of English are vulnerable to when writing in English and introduce straightforward strategies to avoid them
  • present techniques for developing a fluent and lively academic writing style
  • introduce resources, aids, and methods to enlarge and retain vocabulary
  • edit text passages written by the participants
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21. Jul 2021

[UFZ] Balancing cooperation and competition in science (Sep 30 / Nov 9, 2021)

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You are invited to register for the UFZ Career Center workshop “Balancing cooperation and competition in science” on 30.09./09.11.2021.

Workshop content: While cooperation is publicly emphasized, the everyday work of scientists’ can also lead to overt or covert competition within a team or organization. Competition between team colleagues is particularly delicate. While cooperation is the ideal this course assumes that competition among scientist is inevitable to a certain extent. Learn how to cope with and even benefit from it. The training is led by Nina Bessing.

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19. Jul 2021

[Ref 3.2] Intensive Preparatory English for Academics (August 16-September 10, 2021)

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This course is a four week, five sessions per week class.

The goal of the course is to review both the basics of English grammar and tense structures, as well as, prepare students for writing long form texts in English. 
The course is designed with PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers in mind. A homework will be assigned at the end of every class, which is to be handed in that afternoon by email for correction.

The following core themes are part of this course:
concise and clear formulation on English sentences.

Requirements

  • Proficiency in English (at least B2-level)

Terms and Applications

Lecturer

Karl Kuras is a native speaker working at Sprachenzentrum at MLU.


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