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Measuring and Maximizing Research Impact
Posted On: Monday, February 26, 2024 - 17:17 by Beverly Murphy

How do you compare to researchers in your field? In this session, leJrn to define and find specific author, journal, and publication metrics. The pros and cons of relying on metrics, such as the H-index and Journal Impact Factor, will also be discussed. Thu. Mar. 7, 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY.  This class is FREE but registration is required.

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FDP Data Management & Sharing Pilot
Posted On: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 15:53 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

It has been several months since NIH’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy went into effect. As a brief reminder, the new policy requires that investigators who are applying to NIH for funding submit a Data Management & Sharing (DMS) plan if their grant will produce scientific data. The DMS plan will describe the type and format of data that will be collected or produced and how it will be shared and preserved.

Researchers at Duke have an opportunity to participate in a pilot for NIH DMS Plan templates and…

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Springer Experiments & Protocols Available
Posted On: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 00:59 by Anu Moorthy

The following Springer resources are accessible from the Databases, Journals & Books section of our Website.

Springer Nature Experiments

  • New research solution to help researchers find, evaluate and implement protocols and methods to support their projects
  • Covers a number of disciplines including biochemistry, biotechnology, cancer research, genetics/genomics, pharmacology/toxicology, plant science, and more
  • Combines the key features of a database with indexing and discovery features supported by laboratory procedure specific functionalities
  • Retrieves…
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Qualtrics: Your Duke Survey Tool
Posted On: Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 15:34 by Beverly Murphy

The Qualtrics online survey tool is available for Duke users through a university-wide site license. Create an account using your NetID. Whether you are new to creating surveys or just new to Qualtrics, you’ll find many helpful features including customizable templates, question banks, and a survey builder guide. While a NetID is required to create surveys, the sharing of surveys with non-Duke users is allowed. You can put graphics into a survey, pipe text in, force validation for answers (like for emails, zip codes, phone numbers), and more. When you are ready to review, you can easily download the results in a variety of formats, cross…

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New Scholarly Communications Hub
Posted On: Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 08:10 by Megan Von Isenburg

Are you trying to find the best journal for your next research manuscript? Do you know how to find a journal's impact factor? Have you received an email invitation to publish or speak at a conference? Are you wondering what options you have for paying an article processing charge to make your article open access?

The answers to these and other common questions from our faculty, students, and staff about publishing and scholarly communications are now available on our Website via our Scholarly Communications Hub.

Linked from the…

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NIH Preprints for Early Access to COVID-19 Research
Posted On: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 18:15 by Karen Barton

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). It is very important to note that these preprints will NOT be peer-reviewed. Therefore, when you search PubMed Central or PubMed (which also retrieves PubMed Central articles), you may see preprints in your search results that will display the banner shown to the right below.

The pilot project will run for a minimum of 12 months and will initially focus on increasing the discoverability of preprints relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once curation and ingest workflows become scalable, NLM hopes to expand the pilot to include the full spectrum of NIH…

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Do You Know Your Research Impact?
Posted On: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 09:18 by Beverly Murphy

Have you recently checked to see the research impact you, your team, department, or other group has had?  The Medical Center Library & Archives can help you gather and interpret publication metrics.  You have likely heard of an h-index, but there are many ways to demonstrate the value of your work. Check out our Publication Metrics guide to learn more!

Contact the Library today for assistance in demonstrating the impact of your work!

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Office Hours to Assist with Human Subject Research Proposals
Posted On: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 14:44 by Beverly Murphy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has broadened its definition of clinical trial and is instituting the use of a new forms packet for collecting information about human subjects research at the time of proposal submission. These changes are substantial and will impact applications (new, resubmission, or revision) and awards with submission dates after January 25, 2018.

In an effort to answer questions related to these changes, several offices at Duke are coming together to offer office hours at the Medical Center Library & Archives (see schedule below). These are open to any faculty and staff with questions about proposal preparation or submission. General questions about these changes or office hours can be directed to

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Test Instruments Guide
Posted On: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 15:26 by Jesse Akman

One of the many challenges faced when beginning a project is finding and selecting appropriate test instruments. Our handy Test Instruments Guide can be used to navigate the process. It includes both online and print resources and provides search tips for finding specific instruments. Sample resources include:

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Trouble Communicating with Non-Scientists?
Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:47 by Erica Brody

Do you have trouble communicating with Non-Scientists? Check out these tips from leading weather scientist, Dr. Marshall Shepherd.

  • Know your audience. Many scientists are guilty of delivering the same message to the Rotary Club or Congressional Staffers that they give at a science conference. Research and understand your audience. Anthony Leiserowitz, an excellent climate communication scholar at Yale, once told me, "Not knowing your audience is like throwing darts at a dartboard with the lights off."
  • Get to the point. As scientists we are trained to describe a ton of details and background information before we give the final results…
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Have you ever wanted to respond to a PubMed article?
Posted On: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:51 by Erica Brody

PubMed Commons lets you in on the research conversation. It is a system that enables researchers to share opinions and information about scientific publications. If you are listed on even one item indexed in PubMed, you are eligible to become a member of PubMed Commons. You will need a My NCBI account and an invitation to join PubMed Commons. Both are free of charge.

Getting an invitation to PubMed Commons:

  •  E-mail addresses of eligible authors have been collected from the NIH, the Wellcome Trust and authors' email addresses in PubMed and PubMed Central.
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Copyright - Be in the Know!
Posted On: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:31 by Erica Brody

Why should you care about copyright?

As a future author, you may want to protect your work so that you're recognized for materials you have created and do not lose control of them. For some things you may not care, but as your career grows you will want recognition for the book, video, or journal article that you've created. Think about how you would feel if someone or some corporation took your work, mass distributed it, and you got no credit, or in some cases, no royalties for what you wrote or produced?

Check out the Library's guides Copyright for Students and Copyright to learn everything you need to know about…

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Have you heard about SciENcv?
Posted On: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:51 by Emily Mazure

SciENcv or the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae recently went live.  It is an online professional profile that can be made public to share with others. In SciENcv, users can document their education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, research grants, and other professional contributions. In addition, the SciENcv profile may include an ORCID® iD, when registered with ORCID.

The mission of SciENcv is to create a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive, or are associated with research investments from federal agencies, in…

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