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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Urgent need for reviewers for Discover USC 2023

The Office of the Vice President for Research has extended the registration deadline for anyone interested in serving as a reviewer at Discover USC 2023 to next Friday, March 31. We do not have enough reviewers to cover all the presentations at Discover USC 2023. We encourage all USC faculty, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to sign up and serve as reviewers, to help ensure an excellent experience for all of our 2023 presenters.

Discover USC, hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research, is coming up on Friday, April 21. Reviewers play a vital part in making Discover USC a valuable scholarly and professional development opportunity for presenters at every level of study. 


Volunteers needed for Discover USC 2023

The Office of the Vice President for Research is still seeking volunteers for Discover USC 2023. There is an urgent need for more volunteers, so the registration deadline for anyone interested in has also been extended to next Friday, March 31. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to volunteer for an hour or two, or the whole day. There are many volunteer roles, from staffing information desks to handing out stickers to help organizers get a head-count of attendees, so whatever your interest, there’s likely a volunteer role that will fit. Lunch is provided for volunteers and all are welcome to check out the presentations. Join us on Friday, April 21, 2023 as a volunteer to play a vital role in this exciting research event.


Research Preregistration: Submit your research plan to promote openness and reproducibility

University Libraries will host a workshop on research preregistration next Monday, March 27 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Preregistering your research creates a time-stamped plan for your hypothesis, study design and data analysis that can help you meet publishing requirements and affirm your commitment to research integrity and reproducibility. During this virtual session, Amie Freeman, Scholarly Communication and Open Initiatives Librarian, and Stacy Winchester, Research Data Librarian, will teach the basics of preregistration and how to preregister your research plan with Open Science Framework. Register online here.


New service seeking volunteers to support research

The Office of the Vice President for Research encourages anyone who is interested to sign up as a volunteer on ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch brings together people who are trying to find research studies and researchers who are looking for people to participate in their health-related studies. The program makes it easy for researchers to connect with volunteers and further their research projects. Anyone can register with ResearchMatch, including healthy volunteers, and signing up is easy! Visit the ResearchMatch website for more information and to register.


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