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Scholarly Communications at Georgia Southern University

Resources and services to support faculty and graduate students' scholarly work from conception to publication and promotion

Scholarly Communications Newsletter (May 2020)

ICPSR Launches New Repository for COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 Data Repository 

ICPSR has created a new archive for data examining the social, behavioral, public health, and economic impact of the novel coronavirus global pandemic.

The COVID-19 Data Repository is a free, self-publishing option for any researcher or journalist who wants to share data related to COVID-19. The data will be available to any interested user for secondary analysis. See more here.



2020 ICPSR Summer Program

ICPSR 2020 Summer Program

In light of the novel coronavirus global pandemic, ICPSR will offer all 2020 ICPSR Summer Program workshops and courses online. ICPSR will offer two Four Week Sessions (June-August, 2020) and Three- to Five-Day Workshops (May-August, 2020).


Qualitative Measures Workshops beginning soon!

For the full Summer Program Schedule and registration information, see here.



Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). 

Talking about Data

Using ICPSR Off Campus

With many of faculty, students, and staff now working and studying remotely, we're here to help answer questions about remote access to data and related resources from ICPSR. Here are some quick tips if you are experiencing difficulty downloading data or accessing other ICPSR resources. Try these options first:

Contact Ruth Baker, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at: or contact you Library Liaison for assistance using ICPSR.

Data Hosting Options in Georgia Southern Commons

Freezing Behaviour Facilitates Bioelectric Crypsis in Cuttlefish Faced with Predation RiskIn addition to meeting funder and publisher requirements, sharing data increases the visibility of your research and opportunities for collaboration. Curate and share your research data in Georgia Southern Commons, OpenICPSR, or other data repositories available to you through the library. 

Georgia Southern Commons is host to a growing number of data collections, which you can browse here. To get started, see the library's Guide to Curating & Sharing Data on the Data Management Services guide, then contact the Georgia Southern Commons Team for help preparing and hosting your data.

Did You Know...?

Check Manuscripts for Originality Before You Submit!

iThenticate logo

Have you heard about iThenticate? This tool for faculty researchers allows you to check your unpublished manuscripts for citation errors and potential similarity to other published works before you submit them for publication. See this brief overview of what it is and how to use it. You can contact your Library Liaison for assistance in setting up an account and running reports. Also, visit the Office of Research Integrity page on iThenticate for documentation and training videos.


CITI Program logoEffective July 1, 2019, Georgia Southern University tenure track faculty are encouraged to complete the basic course in Responsible Conduct of Research available through the University CITI program account at the beginning of their tenure at the University. Refresher training requirements vary by College.


Do you need to complete the Responsible Conduct of Research training or want to learn more? See here.

sciENcv and ORCiD

Create or Update Your NIH or NSF Biosketch Using SciENcv 

SciENcv is a system for creating and updating your NIH or NSF biosketch. Using SciENcv to manage your profiles will save you time now and in the future due to its many automated features:

  • Integrates  with your ORCiD ID. For more, see this short video (3:42).
  • Pulls in profile information if you already have a profile in eRA Commons.
  • Uploads your publications from My NCBI’s My Bibliography or through an ORCID account.
  • Allows you to create several different versions of your profile by reusing information previously entered.

SciENcv logo

You may want to change your biosketch to reflect special expertise or knowledge that you bring to a specific award. You can change your general profile statement or your contributions to science, showing how your expertise and experiences meet the aims of the new awards proposal. To use the online biosketch, you will need to have a My NCBI account. If you have not set one up, but you have an NIH/eRA Commons account, please select that option when registering.

You can access SciENcv through My NCBI

  • My NCBI home page – select the link on the bottom on the right
  • My Bibliography - select the link on the top bar

You may also go directly to the SciENcv Website

  • Sign in directly using your My NCBI account (top right hand corner)
  • Tutorials and FAQs available

Useful Links

  • See the University Libraries' Remote Access Guide for information about library support for faculty, staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
  • See the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs (ORSSP) Research Support Page for information about continuity of operations for research and externally sponsored projects and related resources for COVID-19, including funding opportunities. Faculty should reach out to the Office of Research if they need assistance as they search for funding opportunities or if they plan to undertake proposal preparation.
  • See here for information from ORSSP on export controls.