Career & Tools

The UCSB Library is hosting two workshops during Weeks 9 and 10 - Data Carpentry: Reproducible Publications in RStudio and Zotero for Groups. Read on for more information!

By Graduate Division Staff
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 - 10:23am

Data Carpentry: Reproducible Publications in RStudio

March 3 & 4, 9:00am-12:00pm | Registration closes on March 2

This event is an example-driven 2-day workshop on project organization and scientific authoring with RStudio. Participants will build on their R data analysis skills in RStudio by learning how to create R Markdown documents that combine code, analysis, and narrative.

RStudio makes it possible to work on a complete research project in a more efficient, integrated, and organized manner: from data upload, cleaning, and analysis, to writing and styling a manuscript in R Markdown. It allows users to add code, figures, citations, and bibliography, as well as to generate outputs in various formats (e.g., html, pdf, doc). RStudio also connects with Git and Github and learners will have a chance to experiment with this integration and understand its advantages for collaboration and version control.

This workshop will involve lectures and demos alternating with hands-on exercises, so by the end of the workshop, you will have "authored" a reproducible paper of your own with the data and narrative we provide.

Prerequisites: Some familiarity or experience in R/RStudio is recommended but not required.

Zotero for Groups Workshop

March 8, 10-11am | Register

Zotero is a free bibliography management tool that helps you collect citations for your research and generate entries for notes and bibliographies. The workshops are designed for graduate students, but UCSB faculty and other affiliated researchers are welcome to attend.

Our "Zotero for Groups" workshop is for experienced Zotero users and will address only the group tools in Zotero. Zotero groups are a great way to share citations between members of teams and research groups.