Computer-assisted research Part A

Enrico Mezzetti
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
(SSD INF/01)  

The course aims at providing best practice and guidelines for an effective and efficient use of computer-based tools, resources and methods to support scientific research.

The course will address the following topics:
- Time management (shared calendar and alarms, polls for events)
- Identification and understanding of scientific references (structured bookmarks, digital repositories, etc.)
- Bibliography management and bibliographic styles
- Organization of reference databases (standard, metadata, privacy)
- Remote sharing (Dropbox, Google Docs, Drive, etc.)
- Support for scientific writing (tools, structural methods, versioning, styles, etc.)
- Translation and language support (dictionaries, translators, forums, common practice to avoid naïve translations)
- Support for delivering presentations (tools, styles, image handling, best practices)
- Use of Virtual Machines to host and shared specialized environment (tools, best practice)
- Flipped-mode practice activity (students will practice on a tool and report their experience)

Course requirements

- Nov 13th, 10:30-12:30
- Nov 14th, 10:30-12:30
- Nov 17th, 10:30-12:30

Meeting room at HIT centre, via Luzzatti 4

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