Lightning talks

Lightning talks (10-15 minutes each) will be offered throughout Gear Up for Research Day. Talk summaries are listed below, download the schedule to see the times and locations for talks.

PIVOT for Finding Funding

Marilyn Tinsley, Research Services Librarian, Lane Medical Library
Learn about using the PIVOT database to locate funding opportunities.  Set up your personal alerts and follow grants that are of interest to you.  Advanced search techniques can improve your results dramatically.

Research 101: Comparing Databases 

Hannah Winkler, Earth Science Librarian, Branner Library
We have access to hundreds of specialized databases in many different subject areas. Which one is for you? This talk offers tips for finding and using appropriate multidisciplinary research databases and locating journal articles.  

Depositing your Work to the Stanford Digital Repository

Hannah Frost, Services Manager, Stanford Digital Repository & Stanford Media Preservation Lab
The Stanford Digital Repository supports the long-term management of scholarly resources. Find out how easy it is to use SDR services to promote and protect the products of your hard work. 

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Biomedical Image Tools

Chris Stave, Instructional and Liaison Program Coordinator, Lane Medical Library
Learn about some of the amazing biomedical image and 3-dimensional anatomy visualization tools available at Stanford! This session will provide a quick overview of 4 digital image resources: e-Anatomy, AnatomyTV, the Netter collection of medical illustrations, and Lane Medical Library's powerful Image Search, a meta-search tool of multiple image databases. 

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Stanford Profiles, a New Academic Research Tool

Tina Del Cont, CAP Product Manager
Learn how Stanford Profiles can be used in academic research as a tool for collaboration, in the grant / funding acquiring process, and how to make the most of your profile to connect with other researchers at Stanford. 

Browzine, an App for Journals

Kendall Bartsch, CEO, Third Iron (Browzine)
Do you have an iPhone or iPad?  Learn how BrowZine is the best way to find, read and stay current with the key scholarly journals in your field.  Bring your iOS device and see how to find your journals, create a personal bookshelf and more!

Science Animation Tools

Katharine Ng, Post Doctoral Scholar
Scientific animations can be a powerful tool for engaging your audience and conveying "big picture" ideas. This lightning talk will highlight some powerful tools you can use to create animations for your own presentations!

The Stanford Geospatial Center

David Medeiros, Geospatial Specialist, Branner Library
The Stanford Geospatial Center (SGC) supports GIS and digital mapping across campus with GIS training workshops, in class GIS instruction, person-to-person references, data collection resources, cartography, open office hours and more. Learn how to make basic maps of your data; run advanced spatial analysis; collect raw field data; and share your work through publication and interactive mapping. 

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Using "The Crowd" to Get Cholera on the Map

Stace Maples, Geospatial Manager, Branner Library
This session will demonstrate how The Stanford Geospatial Center designed workflows for international crisis response mapping to support research on cholera intervention in Bangladesh, and the incorporation of this work into a mobile application designed to help healthcare workers in treating the disease.

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Earthworks: A Demonstration

Jack Reed, Web Mapping Engineer for Geographic Information Systems, Stanford University Libraries
Introducing Earthworks, Stanford University Library's new geospatial data discovery tool. This session will demonstrate how http://earthworks.stanford.edu can directly power web mapping applications using data in the Stanford Digital Repository.

Spreadsheets Done Right: Tips for Your Data   

Amy Hodge, Science Data Library, Stanford University Libraries
Got data in spreadsheets? Join Science Data Librarian Amy Hodge and learn practical information about best practices for managing your research data. Tips on how to keep your spreadsheets in tip-top shape, what to do with your raw data, and some ways that Excel’s attempts to “help” you may not be so helpful (and what to do about it)!!

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EndNote: Extending Research Workflows

Jason Rollins, Senior Director, Mobile Solutions & Innovation, IP&Science, Thomson Reuters
EndNote is not just the world’s leading bibliography software but a powerful research productivity tool that helps users organize, share, and publish their scholarly work. This presentation will highlight recent and upcoming additions to EndNote including: mobile apps, recommendations and collaboration features, and APIs.

Mendeley in the Lab

William Gunn, Academic Account Liaison, Mendeley
Lab and research groups are using the private group feature within the Stanford Mendeley Group to share readings and collaborate on projects. This session will provide a basic introduction of how to setup and use the private groups feature. 

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New to Mendeley?

William Gunn, Academic Account Liaison, Mendeley
New to Mendeley?  Want to find out how to transfer you citation libraries into Mendeley? Got an idea for a new feature? Come to this session to talk with one of the Mendeley experts.

JOVE: Demonstrating science in a way text-only journals simply cannot.

Matt O'Donnell, Account Manager, JOVE
Need a step-by-step example of a process or procedure? Video-based journals allow for systematic visual demonstrations of research experiments and techniques. Stanford subscribes to the full-suite of JOVE journals, come to this talk to learn about the video journal in your field.

What's Your Individual Development Plan?

Stephanie Eberle, Career Center Director, SOM Career Center 
An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a planning roadmap customized for your training and goals.  It guides you to reflect on where you are now and where you would like to be, and define specific actions toward achieving your goals.  This presentation will summarize IDP resources created for Stanford Biosciences graduate and postdoctoral students and their mentors, but these resources can be useful to students in other science and engineering programs.  

How to write the Specific Aims section for grant proposals

Crystal Botham, Director of the Biosciences Grant Writing Academy
Thinking about applying for a research grant? Come to this talk to learn how to use a linear progression of logic to strengthen your one-page Specific Aims page, i.e. the executive summary of your research plan for a fellowship or grant.  

Use xSearch to accelerate your research

Grace Baysinger, Head of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library
xSearch is a discovery tool that lets you search 250+ resources at one time. Covers many subject areas and types of materials such as full-text books and journals, data sets, funding sources, and multimedia. Create alerts to keep current. 

Strategies for Making Scientific Writing More Effective

Richard Gallagher, Annual Reviews
The written communication of data, ideas, and findings is an important part of science. At this session, an Annual Reviews editor will present the characteristics of good scientific writing and offer advice for making your writing more effective.

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Visual Strategies for Making Graphics More Effective

Carin Cain, Annual Reviews 
The visual representation of scientific data and concepts is a critical part of scientific research. At this talk, an Annual Reviews editor will present strategies for creating effective graphics, and how small changes can improve a graphic image. 

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PeerJ – experience the future of publishing

Peter Binfield, Founder and Publisher, PeerJ
PeerJ is a new open access publisher with an innovative publishing process providing researchers with a cutting edge publication experience at the lowest possible cost. Come to this lightning talk to learn what is new and innovative about PeerJ and how this publishing platform can benefit you as a researcher.

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