Monday, February 16, 2015

AHRQ releases public access plans

AHRQ is requiring authors to submit peer-reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. By October 2015, AHRQ will require researchers to submit data to a repository.

Details here: AHRQ Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Publications and Data . February 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

**update** 2/23 - the AHRQ link isn't working and I don't see the policy posted elsewhere.  This ARL post states "[AHRQ webpage temporarily unavailable while being revised]. " 

Monday, February 9, 2015

History of African American Students at UNCG - Thurs 2/12, 2-3 pm

History of African American Students at UNCG

The history of our University represents a microcosm for the struggle for African American civil rights. In celebrating African American History Month, join Erin Lawrimore as she discusses the transformation of the State Normal and Industrial School for White Women into one of the most diverse campuses in the University of North Carolina system.

 Thursday 2/12, 2-3 pm, Jackson Library Hodges Reading Room

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Qualitative Researchers! Give feedback to ITS

Thank you for expressing interest in UNCG’s Qualitative Data Analysis Software Evaluation project.  As a campus researcher, your input on selecting software to meet campus qualitative data analysis (QDA) needs is critical to us.  Your input will help guide the selection of QDA software for the UNCG network, and related training & support services available from Information Technology Services (ITS).  
UNCG/ITS has invited Paul Mihas, a qualitative research consultant at the Odum Institute at UNC-CH to present overview sessions of 5 qualitative software options: MAXQDA, Atlas.ti, NVivo, QDA Miner, and Dedoose. The primary purpose of this email is to get feedback on the best date to schedule Paul’s visit to UNCG. One of the sessions will be recorded so those unable to attend will be able to view it later.

To respond with your availability for these sessions, please complete the following poll:

This is an early step in the evaluation project . The project team’s goal is to provide the most useful software feasible within a limited budget. We recognize that many qualitative researchers at UNCG are unsatisfied with the capabilities of NVivo and Atlas.ti, yet we also recognize that dropping either or both licenses could create difficulties for some researchers. We need YOUR INPUT to guide the future of QDA support at UNCG..

We will consider all input, whether or not you attend one of these sessions.  Input will be collected via a web survey following the overview sessions.  Thank you for your time and willingness to help us improve ITS services.