RFDA Seminar: September 29th, 2017

Office of Research: Engaging with the Illinois Research Community

Presented by:
Mark Zulauf, Researcher Information Systems Coordinator, University Library
Karen Hogenboom, 
Associate Professor & Head of Scholarly Commons, University Library

Date: September 29th, 2017

Time: 12 noon-1 pm

Location: 114 Huff Hall

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The Office of Research, a new and growing unit within the University Library, provides a number of services to help faculty and other researchers on the Illinois campus find collaborators, manage and steward research data, and engage productively with the research community. One of these services, Illinois Experts ( is an online portal that aims to connect Illinois researchers with potential collaborators and research sponsors. In this session, we’ll look at how the portal can be used to discover other researchers, and we’ll learn how you can improve your own discoverability on the portal, connect your Experts profile to other online profile systems, claim an ORCID identifier for use in manuscript and grant submission, and more. We’ll also cover two other services related to working with data—either data that you have collected yourself or data that you have identified from another researcher, government agency, or other source. The Research Data Service helps with best practices for managing your own data, including review of the data management plans (DMPs) that many granting agencies now require.  In the Scholarly Commons, you can talk to experts in statistical analysis, survey research, finding data, and geographic information.

About the speakers:

Mark Zulauf has over a decade of experience working with researchers across the Urbana-Champaign campus. Prior to joining the Office of Research, Mark shepherded the successful campus implementation of an electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) deposit process and programmed an annual professional development workshop series for postdoctoral scholars as Assistant Director of the Graduate College’s Thesis Office and Postdoctoral Affairs Office.

Karen Hogenboom is the head of the Scholarly Commons, one of the digital scholarship centers in the Library. She has also been a data librarian and government information librarian since she joined the Library in 2001. Her research interests include data literacy and best practices for libraries that are collecting data.

 Data Science Day

What: Data Science Day
When: October 10, 2017: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

  1. Anyone who is collecting, archiving, analyzing, visualizing, or sharing data for research
  2. Anyone who is interested in working with data for their research
  3. Anyone who is interested in how others are using data for research

Registration is now open! (NOTE: Registration closes Monday, October 2 at 8:00 a.m.)

Poster submission is now open! (NOTE: Poster submission closes early, on September 20, 2017)

CHART Symposium-Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology

Date: November 6, 2017
Location: I-Hotel Conference Center, Champaign, IL
Time: 8:30 am -4:30 pm

8:30 – 9:00        Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15       Welcomes and Introduction to CHART
10:30 – 11:30     Keynote Presentation: Dr. Charles Consel, Professor of Computer Science, University of Bordeaux & Director, Software Engineering in Networking and Telecommunications, INRIA
11:30 – 12:30     Lunch
12:30 – 2:00      Panel Discussions (Collaborations with Clinicians and Community Engagment)
2:15-3:45           Technology for the Home (Smart Home Technology Overview/CHART Apartment Projects/The LIFE Home (Living in Interactive Future Environments))
3:45 – 4:45        Posters, Demos, and Reception

Presented by CHAD-the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability from the College of Applied Health Sciences. For more information go to: