Imaging Solutions for Scientific Communication
Workshop and Seminar Handouts

RIS workshops and seminars are designed to build on foundations acquired through application training at HMS/IT and Harvard's Center for Workplace Development in Cambridge. RIS skills training is based on the unique ways that researchers use proprietary scientific applications, Microsoft Office and a variety graphics programs to create, acquire and edit images that are included in grant applications, journal articles and presentations to the scientific community. Half-day workshops are free and address the specific imaging and presentation needs of researchers. Lunchtime Seminars are also given at no charge and cover topics including poster making, proper PowerPoint techniques and Photoshop tricks. Customized small group and one-on-one training is also available by contacting Research Imaging Solutions. Workshops and Seminars are available to all Harvard employees, students and HMS Hospital Affiliates.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA category 1 Credit . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Included on this page are handouts that are available in all of the 1/2 Day Workshops and Lunchtime Seminars. We invite your suggestions for new topics for classes and seminars - chances are that if you're curious about a topic others are too. If that's the case, than it's a perfect topic for a class or a seminar. Make a suggestion for a workshop, seminar or handout

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Imaging Solutions for Sceintific Communication Lunchtime Seminar Handouts (PDF format)

Imaging Essentials: The Nuts and Bolts of using Images in your Documents
Harnessing the Power of Photoshop: Making and Using Actions and Droplets to Minimize Repetitive Tasks

Poster Making For Large Format Printers
Don't start making your poster until you read the poster guidelines for the meeting you'll be attending.

HMS shield for posters and presentations be obtained from HMS Public Affiars. eMail or call them at 617-432-0442.

Getting Your Point Across: Tips For Effective Communication When Using PowerPoint. Practical Do's & Don'ts for Researchers and Instructors
Reliably Accessorize On-Screen Presentations: Making Images, Movies, Animations and Links Work in PowerPoint Presentations
Drawing Tools and Illustration Features of PowerPoint: Creating Vectors Without Expensive Graphics Applications
Overcoming Projection Problems: Avoid Technical Difficulties When Using an LCD Projector
iPad Tips & Tricks for the HMS/LMA Community
All you need to know About PowerPoint Presentations in Under 4 Minutes (video)

Due to budgetary constraints, we will not be scheduling any new Creating Figures Workshops for the near term. Soon we will assess our priorities and resources, and at that time we may start some limited Imaging Workshops.

If you would like to schedule any classes, you should still contact Research Imaging Solutions - it's important that the level of need is recorded, and the situation may soon change to the extent that we can begin teaching again.

Research Imaging 1/2-Day Workshop Handouts (PDF format)

Please note that the following handout is the handout for the 1/2 Day Workshop- it is 66 pages and a comprehensive guide to creating figures.

For a more condensed set of instructions for making figures, see Creating Figures: a very basic recipe for figure construction

Other Useful Handouts and Guides (PDF format)

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