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Modern Researcher 501 Workshop @ Mines

Modern Researcher 501 is a workshop series that explores tools and best practices in managing research workflow, output, and your scholarship across the research lifecycle.

Presentation Slides From Past Workshops

Organizing and distributing research has multiple components to it. This workshop shows how there are tools and resources out there to help with the research lifecycle. By sharing data, you can also generate public trust and expand funding possibilities, which is important to any savvy researcher.


The Citation Management workshop emphasizes how your research workflow matters. Using citation/reference/bibliographic management software, you can learn to efficiently organize information and collaborate with peers.


This workshop on scholarly identity outlines diversity of research output, dissemination for maximum impact, and why open access is relevant.


LaTeX and Overleaf are versatile programs for writing documents and streamlining research. Learn how to set up LaTeX & Overleaf, how it works, and its benefits through this workshop experience.


This workshop gives an overview of what a copyright is in a nutshell, what happens to copyright when you publish, using copyright materials, as well as licensing your work.


A literature review identifies, evaluates and synthesizes the existing body of literature related to your research topic. A completed literature review is a cyclical process, requiring both analysis and feedback. 


Building your scholarly identity comes in all sorts of shapes and forms. For establishing an online scholarly identity, Twitter is a great platform to showcase your work, network/collaborate with peers and engage in professional discussion.


High Performance Computing (HPC) is a critical tool for computational research. This workshop gives an overview of HPC at CSM and the options available for researchers.


Mentoring is an important facet in guiding STEM students and setting them on a path for success. Mentees are more likely to publish, have higher confidence, salaries, and productivity.


Introduction to Zotero, a citation management program. Learn how to organize your citations and improve your writing efficiency by incorporating a Microsoft Word plugin.


Graphical representation of information is critical for communicating to your audience. Learn what most effectively conveys your thoughts and what to avoid. Also mentioned is Tableau and R markdown.


This workshop discussed financial planning and methods to keep track of your spending and income. Types of financial accounts are detailed and advises which one you should choose.



This workshop explores how to curate a scholarly identity and covers some tools like ORCID iD to help you track and share your research as you begin to publish your work.



This workshop explores what Git and GitHub are, getting set up, and performing some of the basic operations in this version control system.