SCPOR Webinar Archives

Open Access Week

Getting Clear on Copyright

Presenter: Kate Langrell, Copyright Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan Library

This webinar will include essential information about copyright for researchers. Topics covered will include author rights, literature review, copyright for test and measurement tools, presenting at conferences, using copyrighted materials (e.g., images) in your publications, and how to acquire copyright permissions.

To access the webinar recording click here. To access the PowerPoint presentation with links, click here.

Open Access Explained: What Researchers Need to Know

Presenter Bio: Diane (DeDe) Dawson, Science and Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University Library, University of Saskatchewan.

This webinar will introduce authors to some practical methods for making their research open access (OA). The primary focus will be on the two main ways to make articles OA: publishing in an OA journal, or self-archiving a manuscript in an open online repository. We will discuss the important issues to consider along the way and the most useful tools available to help. As readers you may encounter publisher paywalls – we will also talk briefly about (legal!) methods to access the articles you need.

To access the webinar recording click here. To access the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Granted! Planning for Stellar Research: Data and Dissemination 

Research Data Management and the Tri-Agency: How Portage is Helping Institutions and Researchers Succeed

Presented by Mr. Jeff Moon, Director, Portage Network

The ability to store, provide access, and reuse publicly funded research data has become critical to scientific innovation, and key to successful grant proposals. This one-hour webinar will introduce you to research data management concepts and tri-agency standards, as well as the Portage Network which is dedicated to the shared stewardship of research data in Canada and promotion of national research data services and infrastructure.

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Physician and Patient-Oriented Open Access to Research
Presented by Dr. John Willinksy, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

The Canadian Tri-Agency open access policy on publications aims to make publicly funded research openly available to other researchers, and to the general public. This one-hour webinar explains Open Access and its implications to researchers and patients who might want to use the results of those studies, as well as grant writers who need to plan for knowledge dissemination through Open Access publications.

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Raising the evidence bar:  Scientific literature and literature synthesis

The University Library, University of Saskatchewan, in partnership with SCPOR, presented Raising the evidence bar: Scientific literature and literature synthesis featuring experts from around the world. Each webinar focuses on best practices in a different area of gathering research evidence. These webinars have been archived (see links below) for viewing any time.

Supporting the use of synthesized research evidence in health policymaking
Dr John Lavis, Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University

Health policy, and health considerations in any government policy, is of vital importance. What are best practices in responding to questions from, and making results relevant to, policy makers? Join this webinar and strengthen your ability to conduct a literature review on health policy issues.

The recording for this webinar, as well as the materials for it, can be accessed here.

Living systematic reviews
Dr Julian Elliott, Associate Professor, Lead for Evidence Systems at Cochrane, Senior Research Fellow at Cochrane Australia

Living systematic reviews (LSRs) are a new approach to systematic reviews in which evidence is continually updated, incorporating relevant new evidence as it becomes available. It produces evidence that is both trustworthy and current.

The recording for this webinar, as well as the materials for it, can be accessed here.

High jump or decathlon? Working out the appropriate review type for your research project
Dr Andrew Booth, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield

Being clear about the type and scope of the review that best fits your project will save you time and possibly future regret! This webinar will help you focus in on the review type you need to do to best support your research.

The recording for this webinar can be accessed here.

Literature searches: Success factors for first time reviewers
Dr Margaret Sampson, Manager of Library Services, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Getting started on a literature search for comprehensive review can seem daunting. Dr. Sampson gives some important tips for novice reviewers, including:
-looking for previous SRs or registered SR protocols on the same topic
-searching on your own for really truly eligible studies to see if your study parameters are viable, before you lock in the search
-making sure there really are no trials before you open up eligibility to all study designs
-why your librarian might insist on seeing your protocol before designing your final search
-scoping your topic to your resources / scoping your resources to your topic

The recording and slides for this webinar can be accessed here.

Health Evidence™ : Helping public health use best evidence in practice
Kristin Read and Heather Husson, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

We live in a world of ever-expanding information sources and choosing the right one for your needs can be challenging. If you are interested in finding evidence on the effectiveness of public health and health promotion interventions, Kristin Read will show us how the Health Evidence registry can help.

The recording and slides for this webinar can be accessed here