Academic and Professional Skills

Let's Experiment: A Guide for Students Working at the Bench

This online course from iBiology covers experimental design, how to prioritize experiments, and best practices for getting started. This course additionally provides students with a framework for completing rigorous, reproducible research.

2019 Feb 22

Let’s Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench

Fri - Tue, Feb 22 to Feb 26, 9:00am - 11:00pm



Note: This course runs from February 19th until April 2nd, with weekly sessions. We recommend that you get started during the first week to not fall behind!


Before you step into the lab to do an experiment, you have a long list of questions: How do I design an experiment that will give a clear answer to my question? What model system should I use? What are my controls? What’s...

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Harvard Statistics Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics offers free, drop-in consulting on statistical issues arising in research to anyone in the Harvard Community. (Cambridge Campus)

COMPASS Science Communication

Our vision is to see more scientists engage effectively in the public discourse about the environment. Through communication trainings, coaching and real-world connections, we empower researchers to build the communication skills, networks, and relationships they need to realize this vision..
2018 Nov 28

Analyzing NGS Data: Standard data processing and workflow analysis on high powered computing environment

10:00am to 1:00pm


Countway Floor L2: 025

The NGS technologies have the potential to dramatically accelerate biomedical research by enabling
comprehensive analysis of genomes and transcriptomes to become inexpensive, routine, and
widespread tools. This workshop will focus on methods for base‐calling and variant‐calling, for aligning
reads to reference sequences (e.g. genomes), and for de novo assembly of short reads into longer
sequences. The following tools will be covered on Orchestra, a shared research cluster; quality reports
of FASTQ files, trimming and filtering of reads, alignment and coverage objects such...

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2018 Nov 29

Alda Center for Science Communication Plenary Session

5:00pm to 6:30pm


NRB 350
Are you interested in improving your science communication skills using a method developed by Alan Alda (yes, from M*A*S*H)? The Alda center uses improvisation-based techniques to train science professionals to communicate about science. Their workshops draw from Alda's years of experience in improv comedy and his experience hosting the PBS series, Scientific American Frontiers. You can read more about the Alda center here: We've heard from others in the scicomm community that the Alda Center's workshops and... Read more about Alda Center for Science Communication Plenary Session
2018 Oct 18

Teaching and Learning Week at HGSE

(All day)

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce that the sixth annual Teaching and Learning Week at HGSE will be held from Monday, October 15 to Friday, October 19.  A website containing comprehensive information about all Teaching and Learning Week activities will be shared in the coming week.

Teaching and Learning Week offers a variety of engaging opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to share and explore effective teaching and learning ...

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2018 Oct 26

Reproducibility for Everyone

12:30pm to 2:00pm


Countway Library, Classroom #403

Countway Library Open Access Week Program 

eLife Ambassadors Workshop

Sponsored by Countway Library, Office for Postdoctoral Fellows, eLife Ambassadors

Join eLife Ambassadors’ workshop on practical approaches to achieving rigour and reproducibility in science! The workshop is designed to provide actionable advice, equipping participants with tools that they can implement in their own work. 

The workshop is part of a larger initiative to help researchers...

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