Hacky Hour at QUT: Skills for Open Research

Get help with your research data and publishing

Hacky Hour is a regular meet-up where researchers can get together over a coffee to collaborate, converse, and get research help in a relaxed setting. Experts will be on hand to advise on problems related to coding, data analytics, digital tools or open research, with knowledgeable folk from QUT Library, the Digital Observatory and the Office of eResearch.

Bring your questions on:

  • Data wrangling
  • Programming with R, Python, SQL
  • Building and interacting with databases
  • Data management planning
  • Machine learning
  • Web APIs and web/social media data collection
  • Version control with Git
  • Publishing – where and how
  • Open Scholarship and Open Research
  • Copyright & Creative Commons licensing
  • ORCiD and other identifiers
  • Research data publishing

Join us via Zoom (video conferencing) for a virtual session. Experts will be available to help with what you’re working on!

From 24th March, we meet every Thursday 2-3pm for a virtual meet up via Zoom. Please, use this link to join us

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://qut.zoom.us/j/420041745

Or iPhone one-tap :

Australia: +61280156011,,420041745#  or +61370182005,,420041745# Or Telephone:

Dial: 9666 (from a QUT desk or Meeting Room phone) or +61 2 8015 2088

Australia: +61 2 8015 6011  or +61 3 7018 2005  or +61 8 7150 1149

Meeting ID: 420 041 745

International numbers available: https://qut.zoom.us/u/acT2bzurEN

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

Dial: +61 2 6222 7588  (AUCX) or 420041745@zoom.aarnet.edu.au

or H323:182.255.112.21##420041745 or 202.177.207.158 (AU)

Meeting ID: 420041745

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Authorship, Publication and Peer Review training

QUT Library and the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) are once again offering training sessions for HDR students and Early Career Researchers on Authorship and Publication and Journal Peer Review.

Session 1: Monday 13 May 2019 – 9.30am – 11.30am         

Authorship and Publication will cover the fundamentals of publishing in a series of tight 3 minute talks and videos. Topics to be covered include:

  • Developing a Data Management Plan
  • Open Scholarship Practices: Open Access
  • Originality and plagiarism
  • Promoting your work

Session 2: Tuesday 14 May 2019 – 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Journal Peer Review will cover different aspects of journal peer review. We will have speakers covering various topics along with videos. Topics to be covered include:

  • Forms of peer review
  • Conducting peer review
  • Responding to peer review
  • Emerging trends in peer review

Follow the links to register for one or both sessions.

Sign up for Session 1:  Authorship & Publication (watch short video) – Monday 13 May 2019 – 9.30am – 11.30am

Sign up for Session 2: Journal Peer Review (watch short video) – Tuesday 14 May 2019 – 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Feedback from previous participants:

  • This was a great session. I learnt more about the publishing process this morning than I have in [my] whole time at [university].  I will be recommending [this] session to all early career academics. 
  • A well organised, succinct morning.  The format was great – moved along well and didn’t get bogged down …. All speakers were well prepared and their slides were clear and concise. 
  • I would like to thank and congratulate the team for the organisation of both seminars! They were great!  Excellent topics and speakers!!! The videos were great too! Thank you so much for the opportunity of learning such important topics and for having many doubts clarified.  You are the best!
  • The format was great, and I found the structuring of the whole session around the map very helpful.
  • Both workshops were excellent, I got so much out of them and all the information was just perfect…. Short presentations from a variety of speakers who were all so engaging.  These were some of the best run and most informative workshops I have done with QUT, thank you.                                                                                                                                                                 

Wikipedia Editing Workshop

17 years ago, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger started Wikipedia and today, it’s one of the most popular websites in the world. It’s visited on average over 41 billion times a month! (Wikimedia Statistics 2018).

Are you one of those 41 billion visitors? Have you read something on Wikipedia and thought, ‘That’s not right! Someone should fix that’. You can be the one to ‘fix that’ and set the world right – learn how by attending a QUT Library Wikipedia Editing Workshop.

It’s a great opportunity for academics, HDR students and Research Support staff to engage with your research area using Wikipedia. In the workshop, you’ll practice writing for a general audience and contribute to Wikipedia by checking, verifying or adding information in your area of research or interest.

Join Wikipedia and make a profile before arriving, then put your editing skills into practice when you get here.

It’ll be held in QUT Library in conjunction with State Library of Queensland’s #QWiki Club.

3 September 12-1.30pm

QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, R306

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Book in to the Wikipedia Editing Workshop