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Lab Researchers Invited to UC Berkeley’s ‘I Love Data’ Week

The campus’ University Library and the Research Data Management program invite researchers to attend a set of trainings from Feb. 14 to 16. The sessions will show researchers how to manage, secure, publish, and license their data. Registration required. More>

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Jan. 25 Workshop on Collaborative Scientific Writing

Alberto Pepe of Harvard University will discuss the new collaborative platform Authorea — which integrates advanced tools for scientific writing, editing, and publishing — on Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Attendees should bring their laptops. The talk is open to all Lab scientists and hosted by the Postdoc Association. More>

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Emergency Management General Awareness Training Available

PSD 0135, Emergency Management General Awareness training, is an online training course that serves to familiarize Lab personnel with the hazards that exist at the Lab, the corresponding protective actions, and how to report an emergency. Go here to access the training.

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Innovation Training from IPO and Bay Area I-Corps

The Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) and I-Corps instructors join forces in February for an innovation course focused on Lab technologies and staff. Participants will explore the commercial potential of Lab research and learn the customer discovery process and business model concepts. Applications are due Jan. 19. Go here for details. Contact Russell Carrington for additional info.

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Managing Research Software Projects Course Offered Jan. 18

The IT Division is offering a one-day class run remotely by Greg Wilson on Jan. 18 in Bldg. 54-130 from 1 to 4 p.m. The course will introduce participants to the basics of software project management with a particular focus on the sorts of projects commonly found in research settings. Go here for more information and to register.

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UC Retirement Center Hosts Pre-Retirement Planning Course

The UC Retirement Center hosts a four-week, pre-retirement planning course on Wednesdays, Feb. 8 to March 1, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Also offered is a series of workshops on long-term care and estate planning (including a legal clinic) on April 6, 13, 20 and May 11.

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Jan. 10 Workshop on Empathy and Inclusiveness

The course, from 1 to 3 p.m., will look at understanding sympathy versus empathy, the scientific take on empathy, enhancing one’s capacity to empathize, using harmony filters in perception, and practical applications in real life. Seating is limited and registration is required. More>

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Register for JGI’s Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics Workshop in February

The workshop on Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics, set for Feb. 27 to March 3, will include seminars and extensive hands-on tutorials on how to use the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) family of systems for comparative analysis of isolate genomes and metagenomes. Cost is $425 for the five-day course. Go here to register and for more information.

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CERT Training for West Berkeley/Emeryville Employees

Protective Services is offering Community Emergency Response Team training at OCFO (6401 Hollis St). Participants will learn about emergency preparedness, small fire suppression, search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment. Class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb 7 and 8. Prerequisite training is required. More>

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Google Groups and Google Drive Classes Offered Dec. 21 and 22

The IT Division has seats available a for new Intro to Google Drive class (Dec. 21), and the Intro to Google Groups class (Dec. 22), both from 2 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 50B-4205. The class will be taught by Felicia Hsieh of the IT Division. Go here for course description and to register.

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