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Biomedical Engineering: Start
This guide is designed to provide you with resources for BME research, writing, & publishing.
If you are interested in learning more about OSF or need help, you can read our OSF guide or contact University Libraries Data Services at email@example.com.
Get a 1:1 Consultation for LabArchives
LabArchives is an Electronic Research Notebook that can be used for securely storing, sharing, searching, and managing research data in any field or as an instructional tool in classes. All CMU affiliates have free access to the Educational and Professional Editions of LabArchives. To learn more about how to use the platform, visit our page here or contact lcubias@labarchives to set up a free consultation for you or your work group on how to get started with it or learn if it is the right choice for you.
Documenting Research Protocols with protocols.io
Supported by the University Libraries, protocols.io is an open source repository for scientists to record and share detailed up-to-date protocols for research and teaching purposes. Carnegie Mellon University members can access their free Premium account by verifying their CMU email address.
Protocols.io supports sharing protocols within a lab. This helps research groups organize their methods and ensures that knowledge is not lost as students and postdocs move on.
Protocols.io supports reproducible research. All protocols are dynamic and interactive, can be shared privately and publicly, and support transparency and reuse.
Protocols.io supports sharing protocols within methods courses. This helps students to follow instructions precisely, stay organized, and have the opportunity to interact with class content online.
The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries now provides free Overleaf Pro accounts for all faculty, staff, and students who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their papers and projects. Claim your free 10GB Pro account on Overleaf by signing up with your CMU email address through our CMU Overleaf Portal.
Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators. Overleaf can also belinked to other servicessuch as arXiv, GitHub and our institutional repository, KiltHub,to best fit into your workflow.
Features of Overleaf:
Real-time collaboration in your browser for sharing and editing protected projects with authorized users. You can add and remove collaborators at any time.
Real-time preview of projects to review your document while editing and writing.
Immediate reporting of errors and warnings as you write, so you can catch issues early, and it shows them inline, so you don't have to find them in the LaTeX log.
Automatic typesetting of bibliographies within the Overleaf window: no need to separately compile bibliography (.bib) files.
Integrated, streamlined publishing allows you to publish immediately and directly to the journal of your choice with an integrated submission system to over a dozen publishing partners already, with more to come in 2016
Create 'Protected Projects' for added security. You can authorize selected users to have access and can add & remove collaborators at any time.
Find out more about how to use your free Overleaf account here.
A new option for sharing data and other research products, CMU's comprehensive institutional repository: KiltHub
Why share? Increasingly, funding agencies and journals are requiring that researchers make their data publicly available.
Sharing data and metadata can be a good option even if not required. Sharing data can:
increase the visibility of one's research
drive data reuse
increase transparency and facilitate the reproducibility of research
How do I share? There are a number of great options for making data available, including:
our own institutional figshare-powered platform at CMU, Kilthub.
If you are interested in depositing any of your research products (i.e. data sets, conference posters, dissertations, or publications) to Kilthub, find more info here or contact Melanie Gainey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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