Author Archives: Wendy Mears

Call for speakers at Soapbox Science event in Milton Keynes

Calling all female scientists – apply to be a speaker at Soapbox Science this summer! Soapbox Science is a public outreach event that aims to promote the visibility of women in science, and challenge public (and academic) perceptions of who … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with Research Data Management; training workshop 1st November 2016

  Today I ran a training session for research staff and doctoral students on research data management. The slides are stored on slideshare: click on the link below the image Getting to grips with Research Data Management from Wendy Mears … Continue reading

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Cite, share and get recognition for your research with our new research data service: Open Research Data Online!

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Open Research Data Online (ORDO) is now live and ready to accept research data deposits. It is a research data store that enables you to publish completed research data and get a permanent, citable DOI for your work. Based on … Continue reading

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New research data management service: calling all early adopters!

Do you need a large scale data store for your live research data projects? Do you have data you wish to archive from research nearing completion? If so the Library research support team may be able to help; we are … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with RDM

Yesterday I ran a workshop on research data management for research staff and students. The session generated lots of interesting discussion, especially around questions of ethics and the gaining of consent for data sharing; trying to anticipate what might be worth … Continue reading

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Research Data: Working with Social Media

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Is your research based around the measurement of public opinion? Are you interested in changing social attitudes? If you’re thinking of using content from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn as key sources of research data then you … Continue reading

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Workshop: Open Science / open data: what’s it all about? Open Science is all about maximising benefit for all from academic research by increasing access to both published papers and supporting data. But researchers worried about protecting their intellectual property … Continue reading

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Workshop 16th March: Open Science / Open Data: what’s it all about?

Open Science is all about maximising benefit for all from academic research by increasing access to both published papers and supporting data. But researchers worried about protecting their intellectual property or long term career prospects can take heart from knowing … Continue reading

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Reference Management tools: a reminder

This is a reminder that the OU is decommissioning RefWorks and its dependent MyReferences service due to the growth in freely available reference management tools. These alternative tools can give you continuing access to your references if you leave the … Continue reading

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