Upcoming webinar series goes "In-Depth with ICPSR"

Join ICPSR for a six-part webinar series titled "In-Depth with ICPSR" designed to orient those new to ICPSR to our data, our tools and services related to our data, and our training and educational resources.  Join us for all six webcasts or just the ones you need to make the most of your access to ICPSR.

Who should attend? Faculty, students, librarians, and researchers who are looking for data to write papers or theses; desire to conduct secondary research; require data management services to fulfill grant requirements; need research methods training; or need teaching tools to help support quantitative literacy efforts in undergraduate instruction.

All webcasts are free and open to the public, and recordings and slides will be posted on ICPSR's YouTube channel.  You will need to register for each webcast you plan to attend.

Session Descriptions and Registration Links:

General Orientation to ICPSR Data Services
February 4, 2 p.m. EST 
This webcast will be a fast-paced overview of data services and training provided by ICPSR.  This session will provide a solid foundation for the sessions that follow!
Registration link:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/658881274

OR/DR Orientation
February 11, 2 p.m. EST
New to or considering the Official or Designated Representative role?  This webcast will cover the OR/DR role and highlight online ICPSR-provided resources to help promote awareness and use of our data services. 
Not an OR/DR?  The resources/techniques in this webinar can still be of great value in promoting ICPSR and other data services across your organization!
Topics will include:
  • Promotional tools and materials available to you from ICPSR (brochures, slide presentations, online and print materials)
  • OR Tools and on-demand utilization reports
  • The OR Handbook (online)
  • OR Meeting 2013 & Summer Program Sessions for ORs
Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/403576674

ICPSR Education & Teaching Services
February 19, 2 p.m. EST
ICPSR has developed a number of resources dedicated to supporting quantitative literacy by getting data into the classroom, and by providing paid undergraduate research internships and research paper opportunities.  This session will provide an in-depth look at our teaching resources, our student opportunities, and an overview of ICPSR’s Summer Program -- our renowned program of courses for beginning and advanced students of quantitative methods.
Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/481052802

Hands-On With ICPSR
This three-part series will take the attendee deep into data discovery, data exploration, and data sharing and access at ICPSR.  Attendees can sit back and watch but are encouraged to discover and explore their research interests as the presenter walks them through these exciting data tools.  That's right, multi-tasking is encouraged during these sessions!

Part I: Discovering ICPSR Data 
February 25, 2 p.m. EST
This session will cover effective search strategies, ICPSR's bibliography of data-related literature, our growing tools associated with the social science variables database, and more!
Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/343617266

Part II: Explore ICPSR Data
February 26, 2 p.m. EST
Whether you are interested in exploring data for further analysis or conducting analysis with online tools, this session is for you!  This session will introduce ICPSR's online analysis system known as SDA, quick tables, our custom crosstab tool, and other tools to aid in data exploration.
Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/753537714

Part III: Data Deposit & Restricted Data Access
February 27, 2 p.m. EST
The final session in the series will cover the benefits of sharing and archiving data, introduce the process for depositing data at ICPSR, and provide an orientation to our restricted data services, including an overview of the various access points to data that present confidentiality concerns.
Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/417259626

We look forward to your participation!  Please forward these webinar opportunities to anyone who may be interested in ICPSR data services. Please email lindamd@umich.edu with any questions.