Short Sessions on Hot Topics (SSHT)

Concept 

Short Sessions on Hot Topics (SSHT) are practical, hands-on sessions organized every academic year by the faculty library (in cooperation with the OAP council). 

The sessions are specifically aimed at the FEB’s young researchers. Under the motto of life-long learning, these sessions are of course also open to more experienced researchers (including ZAP members).

Every session deals with a hot topic related to conducting high-quality research and/or tools to facilitate the process of conducting research.

Program 2023-2024

 

"Writing your Data Management Plan: step by step" by Ziad Choueiki (UGent, Data Steward for FEB)

When: Friday 10 November 2023, 10.30-12.00am

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, Building Tweekerken, 2nd Floor, Faculty Board Room

Content: Data Management Plans have become an essential part of both research and research applications. In this seminar, we will take a closer look at dmponline.be, the tool that is used at Ghent University for drafting dmp's.
We'll guide you through the process of making a new dmp and cover all the different sections.  

How do you describe data (be it observational, survey, interviews, ...)? Where will you store and archive the data? How about the metadata? What about confidential data? All these questions, and more, will be answered in this seminar.

Presentation

 

How to create a societal and/or economical impact with my researchby Zoë Imhof (UGent, Tech Transfer)

When: Tuesday 23 January 2024, 09.00-10.30am

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, Building Tweekerken, 2nd Floor, Faculty Board Room

Content: With research and knowledge valorisation we want to contribute to societal and economic developments. An important part of the research policy at Ghent University and our faculty is therefore to stimulate and reward societal and economical value creation of research.

During this session we will share examples of different pathways of valorization (see program below).

Are you looking for inspiration to learn more about how your research can have an impact beyond academia? Or are you curious about how your colleagues go about valorization and creating an impact beyond academia? You best be there then.


 

Online Participant Poolsby Sophie Maussen (UGent, FEB EB22)

When: Thursday 8 February 2024, 09.00-10.30am

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, Building Tweekerken, 2nd Floor, Faculty Board Room

Content: This session will focus on how and where to look for participants for surveys and/or experiments, with a focus on Prolific and MTurk.

How do these online participant pools work? What are the pros and cons of online participant pools? What does it cost? What about data quality? How to deal with data quality after data collection?

Presentation

 

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED 

Register for a similar session on May 3rd. 

“(Open) Access to scholarly information: the opportunities and pitfallsby Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (UGent, Open Science)

When: Tuesday 20 February 2024, 10.30-12.00am

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, Building Tweekerken, 2nd Floor, Faculty Board Room

Content: Unlock the potential of scholarly knowledge at Ghent University with this engaging session! Delve into the vast world of research information, where some treasures are only to subscribers, while others remain hidden. Fortunately, a wealth of knowledge is already accessible through open access channels!

Join us as we navigate the landscape of open science, exploring the optimal methods for openly sharing your research and discovering reliable scholarly information, with a special emphasis on openly available research.

In this session, you will uncover the essentials of implementing open access to your publications, considering copyright intricacies, and aligning with Ghent University's policy for scholarly publishing. Discover the myriad benefits and challenges of embracing open access, learn how to sidestep potential pitfalls, and acquire essential skills for effectively sharing and publishing your research findings.

Grab this opportunity to enhance your research journey and contribute to the open exchange of knowledge!

Want to know more about other Open Science training? Check out the training & event calendar.

Registration

 

"Crafting Effective Academic Posters: Do's and Don'ts for PhD Students", Part 1 (Theory) by Evelynn Devos (UGent/HOGENT - marketing researcher/lecturer)

When: Part 1 (Theory) Friday 1 March 2024, 13.00-14.30pm

WhereCampus Tweekerken, building Hoveniersberg, room 2.2 

Content: Academic posters are a powerful tool for conveying research findings, engaging with peers, and showcasing your work at conferences and events. This session is designed to provide invaluable insights and practical guidance to help PhD students design compelling and informative posters.

Registration

 

How to present a quantitative paper” by Patricia Everaert (UGent, EB22)

When: Friday 15 March 2024, 13.00-14.30pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, Building Tweekerken, 2nd Floor, Faculty Board Room

Content: to be defined

Registration

 

"Crafting Effective Academic Posters: Do's and Don'ts for PhD Students", Part 2 (Feedback) by Evelynn Devos (UGent/HOGENT - marketing researcher/lecturer)

When: Part 2 (Feedback) Monday 22 April 2024, 13.00-14.30pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, Building Tweekerken, 2nd Floor, Faculty Board Room

Content: feedback on your academic poster.

Registration

 

Program 2022-2023

2nd SEMESTER


"How to write a one-pager for a non-academic audience"
by Lies Vermeesch (UGent, FEB communication and PR officer)

When: Monday 27 February 2023, 10.30am-12.00pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweerkerken, to be defined

Content: Lies Vermeesch tells you everything you should know about writing a one-pager with a non-academic audience in mind: tips & tricks, structure, language.

Presentation


"How to present a paper" + "How to network"
by Patricia Everaert (UGent, FEB professor EB22)

When: Monday 13 March 2023, 13:00pm-14:30pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweerkerken, building HOV, classroom 3.2 Jos Van Acker

Content: Patricia Everaert tells and shows you how to present a paper (tips & tricks, how to grab and hold the audience's attention, ...).

And in addition she will help you get started with the art of networking.

"How to design an effective poster" by Evelynn Devos (UGent/HoGent, researcher/lecturer)
When: Monday 27 March 2023, 13:00pm-14:30pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building Tweekerken (2nd floor), Faculty Board Room

Content: Have you ever considered that a conference poster is practically a billboard? Just like a billboard, your poster should draw attention, be simple yet creative and bring a simple message across in a matter of seconds.

In this short interactive session, I will give you some tips, do's and don'ts to design your poster.

The main focus of this session will be on the content of a poster, not on how to pitch it.

Presentation

!!!! CANCELLED - replaced by the session on 27 March 2023 !!!!

["My academic poster - personal feedback" by Evelynn Devos (UGent/HoGent, researcher/lecturer)]

[When: Monday 15 May 2023, 10:30am-12:00pm]

[Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building Tweekerken, Faculty Board Room]

[Content: in this session/workshop, Evelynn will give feedback on your draft poster so you can make any adjustments before presenting it at the FEB Research Day.]

[Please make sure to bring your draft to the session.]

[Preparation: we highly recommend watching the recording of the theoretical session Evelynn gave last year ("How to design an effective poster") prior to this workshop.]

1st SEMESTER 


"Data Storage Applied @UGent"
by Ewald Pauwels (UGent, DICT)

When: Tuesday 11 October 2022, 10.30am-12.00am

Where: online

Content:  In this online session Ewald starts with a short overview of the different UGent data storage options and then gives practical demos of them. He will distinguish between, and guide you through the applications for: data for groups, archival data (inactive data), large data sets.

Presentation

"Writing your Data Management Plan: step by step" by Ziad Choueiki (UGent, Data Steward for FEB)

When: Thursday 20 October 2022, 10.30am-12.00pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweerkerken, building HOV, classroom 1.3 Fernand Rogiers

Content: Data Management Plans have become an essential part of both research and research applications. In this seminar, we will take a closer look at dmponline.be, the tool that is used at Ghent University for drafting dmp's.
We'll guide you through the process of making a new dmp and cover all the different sections.  

How do you describe data (be it observational, survey, interviews, ...)? Where will you store and archive the data? How about the metadata? What about confidential data? All these questions, and more, will be answered in this seminar.

"How to start a literature review" + "How to determine a target Journal" by Nele Pauwels (UGent, UZ Proxy) + Damien Decorte (UGent, FEB, Policy Adviser)

When: Thursday 10 November 2022, 03.00pm-05.00pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweerkerken, building HOV, classroom 1.4 

Content:

  • Part 1 (Nele): Editors of journals today receive an overload of scientific articles. Only articles that fit within the scope of the journal and comply with international standards in terms of reporting as well as the journal's regulations (e.g. in terms of preprint policy, data sharing policy, structure of the manuscript, …) are eligible for peer review. During this session, tips & tricks and a toolbox are provided to increase your chances of success for a peer-reviewed publication.
    The session will start with a brief overview of databases in which your final peer-reviewed publication will be included. To start from this perspective, illustrates you the added value of for example affiliating correctly to your organization, using an ORCID iD and choosing the best fitting journal.
    During this session, the following questions will be answered, among others:
    • How do I select a journal to publish my article?
    • What criteria must my article meet before publication?
    • What does authorship of scientific articles entail?
    • Where can I request proofreading of my paper?
    • Where can I find an overview of Open Access journals?
    • How can I satisfy Open Access requirements or obligations?
    • How do I evaluate the quality of an Open Access journal? What are predatory journals and research paper mills?
    • What is ORCID iD and why is it useful?
  • Part 2 (Damien): how can publication metrics such as impact factor, article influence score and our faculty points metrics be taken into account when choosing a journal.

Presentation Literature Review (Nele Pauwels) - No recording available

Presentation Target Journal (Damien Decorte) - No recording available


"Mendeley - working with a professional reference manager"
 by Jan Claes (Artevelde Hogeschool, Lecturer)

When: Tuesday 22 November 2022, 03.30pm-05.00pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweerkerken, building StP7, room floor 3 (NB: not HOV 1.3)

Content:  In this hands-on session you will learn how to work with Mendeley.

The session will start with a brief look at the choice, setup, and configuration of the software. It is recommended however that you try to download and install Mendeley already before coming to the session. 

The main part will focus on how to add papers to your collection, make notes, mark passages, synchronise between different devices, and how to add citations in Word using the accompanying plugin. 

Finally, we will zoom in on more advanced features, such as LaTeX (briefly), collaborating permanently or temporarily, and adapting citation styles.

There will also be room for questions.

Presentation 




"Overleaf / Latex"
 by Koen Schoors (UGent, FEB, Professor)

When: Friday 2 December 2022, 10.30am-12.00am

Where: FEB, Campus Tweerkerken, building StP7, room floor 3 (NB: not HOV 1.3)

Content: in this hands-on session you will learn how to (co-)work with Overleaf, the online collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier.

Audio only, no image. 

"GDPR, ethics and my research" by Hanne Elsen (UGent, Data Protection Officer)

When: Monday 12 December 2022, 01.00pm-02.30pm

Where: FEB, Campus Tweekerken, building Tweekerken, Faculty board room

Content:  In this session Hanne starts with some general information about the GDPR. Then she addresses its implications on your research design, during and after your research. In addition, she will answer your specific questions. Which you can already submit at registration via the question box.

Program 2021-2022

Datastorage Applied

When:  9 November 2021

Speaker: Ewald Pauwels (UGent, DICT)

Description: In this online session Ewald starts with a short overview of the different UGent data storage options and then gives practical demos of them. He will distinguish between, and guide you through the applications for:

- data for groups

- archival data (inactive data)

- large data sets 

Presentation: Datastorage Applied 

 

GDPR, ethics and my research

When: 30 November 2021

Speaker: Hanne Elsen (UGent, Data Protection Officer)
Description: In this session Hanne starts with some general information about the GDPR. Then she addresses its implications on your research design, during and after your research. In addition, she will answer your specific questions. Which you can already submit at registration via the question box.

Mendeley - working with a professional reference manager

When: 15 December 2021                     

Speaker: Jan Claes (Artevelde Hogeschool, lecturer)

Description: In this hands-on session you will learn how to work with Mendeley.

The session will start with a brief look at the choice, setup, and configuration of the software. It is recommended however that you try to download and install Mendeley already before coming to the session. 

The main part will focus on how to add papers to your collection, make notes, mark passages, synchronise between different devices, and how to add citations in Word using the accompanying plugin. 

Finally, we will zoom on more advanced features, such as LaTeX (briefly), collaborating permanently or temporarily,

and adapting citation styles. There will also be room for questions.

Presentation: Mendeley - working with a professional reference manager 

Writing your Data Management Plan: step by step

When: 14 January 2022

Speakers: Ziad Choueiki & Thomas Van de Velde (UGent, Data Stewards)

Description: Data Management Plans have become an essential part of both research and research applications. In this seminar, we will take a closer look at dmponline.be, the tool that is used at Ghent University for drafting dmp's. We'll guide you through the process of making a new dmp and cover all the different sections.  

How do you describe data (be it observational, survey, interviews, ...)? Where will you store and archive the data? How about the metadata? What about confidential data? All these questions, and more, will be answered in this seminar.

Presentation: Writing your DMP: step by step

Recording NB: the session starts at 6'19



How to pitch your research?

When: 25 March 2022 ; 1.30-4.30pm                                         

Speakers: Dietmar Hertsen & Edward De Vooght (De Redenaar)

Description: Do you need to pitch your research and do you want to actively learn how best to do so? In this seminar packed with tips, trics and do's, Dietmar and Edward, aka De Redenaar, will guide you through the whole process interactively, with precision and humour.  

In 3 hours they discuss all the most important pillars (structure, body language, visuals and language). Besides short pieces of general theory given in a refreshing way, they give as many practical excercises as possible to you, the pitcher.

There is only one rule: everyone speaks.


How to design an effective poster?

When: 26 April 2022 ; 10-11.30am

Speaker: Evelynn Devos (UGent, PhD student)

Description: Have you ever considered that a conference poster is practically a billboard?

Just like a billboard, your poster should draw attention, be simple yet creative and bring a simple message across in a matter of seconds.

In this short interactive session, I will give you some tips, do's and don'ts to design your poster.

The main focus of this session will be on the content of a poster, not on how to pitch it (for a session on pitching see the SSHT session "How to pitch your research?" by 'De Redenaar' on Friday 25/03/2022).

Presentation: How to design an academic poster

Program 2020-2021

Monday 09/11/2020


Datastorage@UGent Theory

by Ewald Pauwels (DICT)


Datastorage@UGent Theory - ppt. will follow later

No recording 

Tuesday 08/12/2020


Datastorage@UGent Applied

by Ewald Pauwels (DICT)


Datastorage@UGent Applied (ppt)

Recording will follow later


Tuesday 26/01/2021


Python for Dummies

by Frederik Gailly (FEB)


Python (ppt)

Recording


Thursday 11/02/2021


Graphic Design 

by Dries Benoit (FEB)


Data Visualization (ppt)

Recording


Thursday 25/02/2021


GitHub for Dummies

by Frederik Gailly (FEB)


GitHub Cheat Sheet (pdf)

Recording GitHub


Friday 30/04/2021


Critical Thinking (Reviewing)

by Gert Peersman (FEB)


Preparing a referee report (ppt)

the basics of reviewing, how to start a review, tips & tricks, do's & don'ts 


Thursday 25/03/2021


How to pitch your Research 

by Edward De Vooght + Dietmar Hertsen (De Redenaar)


Recording