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Library Training and Workshops

All the information you need about training sessions and workshops offered by the Library

Welcome

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The Library offers a variety of information literacy training programmes and workshops to help you develop effective skills and get the most out of library resources. Check our menu and calendar to attend a free session to support your study and research needs.

Get Started in the Library

Library Induction Tour

What?
Get to know our services, collections and electronic resources.

For whom?
New students

Duration?
30 min.

The Swisscovery Catalogue

What?
Learn how to retrieve documents, request interlibrary loans, and manage your library account.

For whom?
Open to all

Duration?
20 min.

Zotero, THE citation manager

Zotero Starter Kit (Part 1)

What?
Learn how to create a Zotero library, and add references.

For whom?
Everyone with no knowledge of Zotero

Duration?
20 min.

Zotero Starter Kit (Part 2)

What?
Learn how to create bibliographies with Zotero, Zotero online functions, group work with Zotero.

For whom?
Everyone who knows how to add references to Zotero

Duration?
20 min.

Zotero – Some Advanced Tips

What?
Learn about Zotero groups, tags and collections, useful add-ons.

For whom?
People who know the basic features of Zotero and have been using it at least for a few months

Duration?
15 min.

Zotero – Modifying Styles

What?
Get to know the basics of CSL, the language used for Zotero and other citation managers styles, and learn how to make changes in a style.

For whom?
People with some practice of Zotero

Duration?
30 min.

Research Data Management

An Introduction to Research Data Management

What?
Data is core to research and the basis for all publications. Research funders expect it to be properly managed and shared. We will go through the research data lifecycle (planning, collecting, processing, preserving, sharing, re-using) and discuss the basics and good practices of RDM.

For whom?
Open to all

Duration?
45 min.

Writing a Data Management Plan for SNSF Grants (and Yourself)

What?
Funders require grant submissions to include a data management plan. This DMP is actually a useful tool that can help you avoid major issues in your research. This presentation explains what it is, how it should be filled, and how it informs us on open science and research data management.

For whom?
Researchers and (future) PhD students

Duration?
90 min.

Naming and Organising Files - Not Just for Research Data!

What?
Learn how to find the right organisation for your files and folders, ways to identify the contents of a file without needing to open it, and how this fits into research data management and documentation.

For whom?
Open to all

Duration?
45 min.

Data Storage During a Research Project: Good Practices

What?
Proper data management requires using adequate storage solutions. We will consider selection criteria and what options are easily available for researchers at the Graduate Institute. We will also cover backup strategies ensuring practical, safe, and secure data storage.

For whom?
Open to all

Duration?
45 min.

Documenting Data: Readme Files and General Recommendations

What?
 Documentation is the process by which your data becomes understandable to other users (and sometimes to a future you). This session will explore basic documentation practices applicable to all research projects. No technical skills are required.

For whom?
Researchers and future PhD students

Duration?
45 min.

Sharing Research Data on Open Repositories

What?
Discover why research data should be shared, how the FAIR principles determine whether data is open, and how to choose a repository. This session includes a practical exploration of Zenodo as a generic repository example.

For whom?
Researchers and future PhD students

Duration?
45 min.

Open Access

Copyright in the Academic Context: A Short Introduction

What?
Learn about the basics of Swiss copyright law, applied to academic publishing.

For whom?
Researchers and everyone interested

Duration?
30 min.

Publish in Open Access

What?
Discover open access, the green and the gold routes, the new Read and Publish agreements.

For whom?
Researchers who would like to understand open access and/or with an open access mandate, and everyone interested

Duration?
30 min.

Paywalls! Accessing Journal Articles Without (too) Much Trouble

What?
Is there really a paywall? 2 frequent mistakes you can avoid - Finding open access versions using Unpaywall and similar tools - Other options

For whom?
All those who need to access articles

Duration?
30 min.

ORCID and co.: be visible!

What?
Discover ORCID, the unique identifier for researchers, and learn how to create your profile. Scopus ID and Google Scholar profiles are also introduced. 

For whom?
Researchers

Duration?
30 min.

Digital Skills Workshops for PhD Students

Digital Skills Workshops

What?
The objective of the workshops is to introduce doctoral and postdoctoral students to digital research skills and tools. These workshops will  focus on theoretical and/or practical approaches to digital issues.

For whom?
PhD students (Graduate Institute and UNIGE)

Duration?
120-240 min.