Indiana University Bloomington

Professional Development

Spring, 2017
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Location: Indiana University Bloomington
This year’s Indiana CTSI Retreat at IU Bloomington will feature programming focused on team science and public health impacts related to translational research, including keynote speakers from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Kentucky, and the American Cancer Society. The retreat will also include a “speed-dating” session over the lunch break for participants interested in networking opportunities to expand their research scope.
Register by April 17:

Fall, 2014 (several dates available)
Reproducible Research
Location: Online
Description: Learn the concepts and tools behind reporting modern data analyses in a reproducible manner. This course focuses on the concepts and tools behind reporting modern data analyses in a reproducible manner. Reproducible research is the idea that data analyses, and more generally, scientific claims, are published with their data and software code so that others may verify the findings and build upon them.  The need for reproducibility is increasing dramatically as data analyses become more complex, involving larger datasets and more sophisticated computations. Reproducibility allows for people to focus on the actual content of a data analysis, rather than on superficial details reported in a written summary. In addition, reproducibility makes an analysis more useful to others because the data and code that actually conducted the analysis are available. This course will focus on literate statistical analysis tools which allow one to publish data analyses in a single document that allows others to easily execute the same analysis to obtain the same results.

TBA, no specific date
Reasoning, Data Analysis and Writing
A Sequence of Courses: Learn How to Make Effective Arguments and Apply Your Skills in a Capstone Project
Location: Online
Description: This specialization will strengthen your ability to engage with others' ideas and communicate productively with them by analyzing their arguments, identifying the inferences they are drawing, and understanding the reasons that inform their beliefs. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses. Understand, evaluate and develop arguments; analyze data to make decisions and support an argument; express an argument clearly and persuasively in writing; and integrate your skills in a capstone project useful for work, school, and individual activities.