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UC Davis conference: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

October 31st, 2014 by Mary Wood

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

November 15-18, 2014

Keynote Speaker Frans de Waal
speaker information ; conference schedule
UC Davis campus and special off site locations
Conference registration $25 students, $45 faculty

 

UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group

The UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group gathers participants from the Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Veterinary Science, the School of Law, and other fields to investigate contemporary and historical manifestations of animal issues such as the roles and uses of animals in society and cultural production, animal law, medical practice, ethics and animal rights, and broader theoretical questions of nonhuman life and animal status. The group seeks to advance and develop the field of Animal Studies through intensive multidisciplinary dialogue across diverse fields in conference, seminar, and publication settings. The group also supports activities including reading groups and research presentations.

Because evidence matters

October 27th, 2014 by Mary Wood

November offers a host of meetings addressing evidence-based research and systematic reviews, including a veterinary webinar, a toxicology workshop, and laboratory animal international symposium.

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3rd International Symposium on Systematic Reviews in Laboratory Animal Science

CAMARADES Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies
Review of animal data from experimental studies
November 13th and 14th 2014
Washington, D.C.

 

Because evidence matters

6th EBVMA Symposium
Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association
Friday 14 November 2014 (Webinar)

 

The Emergence of Systematic Review and Related Evidence-based Approaches in Toxicology

Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration
November 21, 2014
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Addressing Evidence-based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction

October 15th, 2014 by Mary Wood

Request for Proposals

Deadline: December 1, 2014

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The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation seeks to demonstrate that our relationship with pets and animals make the world a better place by significantly improving human health and quality of life. HABRI does this by advancing the growing body of evidence about the positive roles that companion animals play in the integrated health of individuals, families and communities.

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Child Health and Development
Healthy Aging
Mental Health and Wellness

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Morris Animal Foundation

The UC Faculty Open Access Policy and what it means for you

October 13th, 2014 by Amy Studer

UC Open Access Policy Learn MoreThe UC Open Access Policy (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/ or http://uc-oa.info) was passed by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013, and is going into effect for all UC campuses, including UC Davis, on November 1, 2014.
The policy grants UC faculty the right to make their articles freely available to the public by depositing a pre-publication copy in an open access repository. What does this policy mean for faculty at UC Davis?

Come to this talk by Catherine Mitchell of the California Digital Library (CDL), who will describe the tools and services that CDL is developing to support the policy, and Dr. Robert Powell of Chemical Engineering, who will give background on the policy and its passage through the UC Senate. Afterwards a Q&A panel will be held with the speakers, UC Davis librarians and open access researchers to answer questions and discuss the implications of the policy and open access.

This talk is being held during Open Access Week 2014, an annual international event to raise awareness about open access issues.

  • Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Robert Powell on the UC OA policy: talk and discussion
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Shields Library, Nelle Branch Room, 2nd floor (at the far end of the main reading room)
  • 1:30-3:00pm

Questions? Contact Phoebe Ayers, psayers@ucdavis.edu

AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium

October 8th, 2014 by Mary Wood

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AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium 2014

Humane endings :
In search of best practices for the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals

November 3-5, 2014
Westin O’Hare Chicago

The symposium will bring together thought leaders from around the globe to take a comprehensive look at existing best practices for euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation-across applicable species-while also providing access to new research with an aim toward continuous improvement.

Information gathered at the symposium will assist the AVMA in keeping its recommendations for humane endings for animals current. Attendees are expected to include representatives from research, clinical practice and public policy.

Symposium Agenda

Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 25th, 2014 by Amy Studer

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks.  Unfortunately, the library was
not notified in a timely manner.  Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the
wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.

 

Short-term solution:

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources.
If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.

 

Long-term solution:
The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible.  The process of notifying  all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary.  Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.

 

Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:
Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN.  Enter the appropriate URL (google.com or scholar.google.com) in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below).  After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.

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Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter sciencemag.org for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see:  “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cIDzJ2NYk

Ebola Outbreak Resources

September 22nd, 2014 by Bruce Abbott

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center has created a web page,

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html

NLM has activated the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in West Africa.

Emergency Access Initiative: http://eai.nlm.nih.gov
NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Fighting Ebola Outbreak.

GIDEON coverage of Ebola: http://web.gideononline.com/web/epidemiology/index.php?disease=10700&country=G100&view=Distribution  GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network)  is used for diagnosis and reference in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. Gideon is a licensed resource:  access through the VPN: https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/web/epidemiology/index.php,DanaInfo=web.gideononline.com,SSO=U+?disease=10700&country=G100&view=Distribution

The Centers for Disease Control Ebola outbreak page:  http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html.  In addition, the CDC has a general topic page on Ebola: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html

The World Health Organization has a web page on the outbreak: http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-a-programmes/dpc/epidemic-a-pandemic-alert-and-response/epr-highlights/4164-ebola-virus-disease-in-west-africa.html as well as a general topic page on Ebola http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/. This is the link to the WHO response page: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/outbreak-response-plan/en/.

Update October 28, 2014:  Here is a resource guide from the University of Iowa:  http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/ebola

 

Social Housing of Laboratory Animals: Symposium

September 8th, 2014 by Mary Wood

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Sponsored by CAAT, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH), APHIS and AWIC (USDA), and University of Colorado, Denver

This symposium, which is being held on the University of Colorado Anschultz Medical campus, will bring together experts in animal behavior and welfare to address common issues in trying to achieve the mandate for social housing for social species. The first day will focus on nonhuman primates and the second on ruminants, rabbits, rodents and pigs. Participants will be encouraged to discuss special issues they are facing at their institutions.

Full Details and Preliminary Agenda

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NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

September 7th, 2014 by Amy Studer

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On August 26, 2014, the National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy “to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.”(NIH, August 27, 2014)

According to a post in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “The data-sharing policy, which will take effect with grants awarded in January, will give agency-financed researchers six months to load any genomic data they collect—from human or nonhuman subjects—into a government-established database or a recognized alternative.” (Basken, August 28, 2014)

References and Additional Information:

Basken, P. (August 28, 2014).  NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: ‘You Must Share Data.’  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Tells-Genomic-Researchers-/148509/

National Institutes of Health Genomic Data Sharing Governance Committee. (2014). Data use under the NIH GWAS Data Sharing Policy and future directions. Nature Genetics, 46(9), 934-938. doi: 10.1038/ng.3062.  Retrieved September 7, 2014, from http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v46/n9/full/ng.3062.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (2014).  Genomic data sharing.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://gds.nih.gov/index.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health.  (August 27, 2014).  NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-14-124).  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-124.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (August 27, 2014). NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing.  NIH News & Events Blog.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2014/od-27.htm

 

NCBI Workshops at UC Davis

August 9th, 2014 by Amy Studer

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September 15 – 16, 2014

Presented by Peter Cooper, PhD & Wayne Matten, PhD
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

2205 Haring Hall

Pre-registration is complete. 

You are welcome to register on-site, 15 minutes prior to the start of each workshop.

This series of in-person workshops will focus on the following:

Monday, September 15, 2014:

9-11:30am             Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Using the Integrated Entrez System and BLAST

1-3:30pm               NCBI Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products: Microbes to Human

Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

9am-11:30am       Advanced NCBI BLAST

1-3:30pm               Gene Expression Resources at NCBI

Workshop format will include lecture and hands-on activities.  Participants are encouraged to bring laptops for practice sessions.  Workshops are free of charge and open to UC Davis faculty, students and staff, as well as others in the Sacramento region.  Guest wireless Internet access will be provided.

Printed handouts will NOT be provided.  Link to course materials:  http://1.usa.gov/1xgMv22

Questions?       Contact hsadmin@lib.ucdavis.edu

 

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