OSM 2014 Resources

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Workshop Resources

Early Career Workshops | Keys to Proposing, Conducting, Presenting, and Publishing Your Research

This information was presented during four workshops held on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

A Primer to Proposal Writing, Merit Review and Research Funding
(1.95 MB pdf)
Led by Eric Itsweire, National Science Foundation and Paula Bontempi, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

This workshop covered the various factors that come into play to develop a great idea into a funded project: Should I do it alone or seek collaborators? Which agency and/or program(s) might be the best home for my proposal? Who is the audience for my proposal: experts in the field, the larger scientific community, the funding agency's program managers? How do I structure my proposal to get my message across effectively? How are funding decision made? Examples for several U.S. funding agencies were discussed.

Key Elements to Planning and Conducting an Oceanographic Expedition
(1.90 MB PowerPoint Presentation)
Led by Jon Alberts, UNOLS and Clare Reimers, Oregon State University

This workshop focused on the most important responsibilities of a chief scientist of an oceanographic voyage. Discussion items included developing a cruise plan with ship and technical support groups, working up cruise timelines, identifying the required composition of a science party, understanding user-supplied versus a vessel's scientific equipment, research clearances, environmental permitting, data dissemination, and post cruises assessments, etc. This workshop was led by members of the oceanographic community with decades of experience in research at sea, oceanographic project planning, and assistance of scientists preparing to carry out expeditions. 

Great Presentations! Effectively Presenting Your Research to Different Audiences
(21.82 MB PowerPoint Presentation)
Led by Tracy Wiegner and Steven Colbert, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This workshop covered basics on developing a presentation and delivering it effectively to different audiences, such as presentation structure, effective slide layouts (font to figure), writing and delivering presentation scripts, and adjusting presentations for different audiences.  

The Secrets of Publishing Your Article in International Journals
(9.76 MB PowerPoint Presentation)
Led by Eric Des Barton, CSIC, Spain, Editor-in-chief for JGR Oceans

The editorial and review processes along the road to publication are described in general terms. The construction of a well-prepared article and the manner in which authors may maximize the chances of success at each stage of the process towards final publication are explored. The most common errors and ways of avoiding them are outlined. Typical problems facing an author writing in English, especially as a second language, including the need for grammatical precision and appropriate style, are discussed. Additionally, the meaning of plagiarism, self-plagiarism and duplicate publication is explored. Critical steps in manuscript preparation and response to reviews are examined. Finally, the relation between writing and reviewing is outlined, and it is indicated how becoming a good reviewer helps in becoming a successful author.

Student Workshop | The Ethics of Idea Sharing in a Connected World

Science is all about sharing ideas, data, and results to advance our collective understanding. However through sharing our ideas we have the potential to encounter a myriad of ethical problems involving ownership of ideas, copyright, data use, and authorship. This workshop provided a toolbox resolving these issues by providing resources, and guiding discussion of the ethics of ideas and information in science.

The materials listed below were provided at the workshop:

» Resources-Case Studies (PDF)

Links related to professional ethics:
» AGU Ethics Resources: http://ethics.agu.org/resources/
» ASLO Ethics Forum: http://aslo.org/ethics/ethics1.html
» NSF Responsible Conduct of Research Policy and Links: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp
» Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): http://publicationethics.org/resources
» Retraction Watch: http://retractionwatch.com/ and http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111005/pdf/478026a.pdf

Links related to data and idea sharing:
» Science Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/science
» The Legal Framework for Reproducible Scientific Research: Licensing and Copyright: http://www.stanford.edu/~vcs/papers/LFRSR12012008.pdf
» Preprint Server for Biology: http://biorxiv.org/ and http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/11/new-preprint-server-aims-be-biologists-answer-physicists-arxiv

Student Workshop | 
Fellowships and Grant Writing for Graduate Students

This workshop provided valuable information about the what, why, and how of graduate fellowships and grant applications, including tips to help students strengthen applications for study and research, as well as evaluation of examples of good and bad proposals.

Leading the discussion during the workshop were Mike Sieracki (NSF Program Director, Biological Oceanography) , Gisele Muller-Parker (NSF Program Director, Graduate Research Fellowship Program), Lisa Rom (NSF Program Director, Ocean Education), and Paula Bontempi (NASA Program Officer, Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry).

The materials listed below were provided at the workshop:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (PDF)
NASA Grants (PDF)
Post Doctoral and Research Initiation Grants (PDF)
The Proposal Review Process (PDF)
Flow Cam Grant Opportunity (PDF)