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UW Libraries “Most Wanted” Researcher Summer Series

Most Wanted UW Researcher Summer Series

UW Libraries “Most Wanted” Researcher Summer Series
August 12-23, 2024


This summer workshop series focuses on the tools and topics UW researchers are asking about. We welcome all members of the research community, including graduate students, postdocs, research staff, clinicians, and faculty members. These workshops will teach a variety of skills and formats to:

  • expand the visibility of your research
  • effectively communicate research findings and impact in new and non-traditional ways
  • enhance your research portfolio for tenure and future career opportunities
  • connect with others at UW to extend your research networks

Sessions are online, so you can take advantage of this learning from any location, just-in-time for the start of the 2024/2025 school year. Some sessions have a maximum attendance cap, so RSVP now to “set it and forget it”, and save your spot! This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research.

Program Information

Research Data Management @ UW Libraries (4-day asynchronous sessions)

August 12th-15th

Do you create or use data in your research? Looking for tips and tools to better help you manage your research data, and preserve it for long-term use?

Twice a year, the UW Libraries offers Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for UW community members engaged in research with data. Topics include getting started with data management planning, funder requirements for data sharing, metadata, tips to help keep you organized, sharing, archiving and preservation, and an introduction to tools and on-campus support to aid researchers. The primary audience is graduate students and new staff and faculty, but anyone with a UW NetID can register.

The Nuts and Bolts of Scholarly Publishing: Contracts and Copyright

Friday, August 16th from 10:00-11:00am

Ready to publish but not sure about that long agreement the journal publisher asked you to sign? This workshop will review the key parts of a publishing contract, explaining what terms mean and their potential impact on your future research and teaching. In addition to examining sample agreements, we’ll introduce tools and suggest negotiation strategies you can use to protect your rights.

Unlocking Insights: Web Scraping Workshop

Monday, August 19th from 11:00am-12:00pm

Join us for an engaging online workshop on Web Scraping! Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this session is designed to equip you with the skills needed to gather valuable data from the web. Learn essential techniques for scraping web content effectively. We’ll cover the basics, including best practices and common pitfalls to avoid. Some prior experience with coding and data manipulation will be helpful but is not necessary. This workshop is available to UW students, researchers, faculty, and staff. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your data extraction skills! This workshop will not be recorded.

Introduction to Data Visualization

Tuesday, August 20th from 11:30am-12:30pm

This online workshop will provide a basic introduction to data visualization, including a high level overview of tools available at the UW, as well as where to find support when creating visualizations. A basic understanding of data is helpful but not required.

Research Impact Checklist: 10 suggestions for establishing your online identity, expanding your reach, and monitoring and describing your research impact

Wednesday, August 21st from 12:00-1:00pm

Introduction to the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem

Thursday, August 22nd from 1:30-2:30pm

With the academic community’s growing emphasis on maximizing research impact and equity through widespread dissemination, it’s crucial to understand the evolving scholarly publishing ecosystem. In this workshop, we’ll learn about the roles of publishers, the inner workings of peer review, and the mechanisms for financing scholarly communication. Discover how you can make your research available openly without breaking the bank, and ensure your work reaches its widest audience possible.

Mini Podcasting Workshop

In this online workshop, you will:

  • Produce an introduction for your dream podcast or for an imaginary one.

  • Listen to the podcast introductions of others in the workshop in a kind, supportive, growth-mindset environment.

  • Learn some level-up tricks for getting good voice/sound recordings.

  • Practice editing 5+ tracks in the sound-editing software Audacity.

  • Learn about the importance of accessibility, preservation, open access, and digital safety.

This workshop will require completion of a pre-workshop assignment. This assignment shouldn’t take more than 2 hours.


Automated captioning will be provided for all online large-group sessions. The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at