Author Archives: Nicola Dowson

About Nicola Dowson

Nicola is Senior Library Services Manager for Research Support at the Open University Library. Her role involves working in partnership across the University to develop products and services that support the University’s research activity.

Upcoming training from the Research Support team

We’ll be delivering some training over the next few months on a range of topics, including: using ORO, how to claim your research publications, managing and sharing research data, and academic profiles.  Something there for everyone, we hope! All will … Continue reading

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ON HOLD – Inter-library Loan and Document Delivery Service – system enhancements coming in early 2019

Please note, the proposed changes to the Inter-library Loan and Document Delivery Service are currently on hold. We will provide an update as soon as we are able. Apologies for any inconvenience. In the New Year we will be introducing a … Continue reading

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Training offer: Making your research data open

There are spaces available on our training session ‘Making your research data open‘ on Tuesday (27th November 2018), 10:00 to 11:30. In this session we will look at why, how, what and when to share data: Why should you share your data? We’ll discuss the benefits … Continue reading

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Practical Strategies for Research Data Management: workshop slides

Yesterday I ran a session on Practical Strategies for Research Data Management, where we talked about the basics of research data management, including options for data storage and organising data. We also looked at how to write a data management plan using … Continue reading

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Training offer: Practical strategies for research data management

There are still some places available on our ‘Practical strategies for research data management’ training on Monday 5th November, 14:00 to 15:30. In this face to face session, we’ll introduce the basics of research data management, including options for data storage, organising data, … Continue reading

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Open Research workshop – 31st October

Beck Pitt from the Open Education Research hub and Nicola Dowson from the Library Research Support team are running a workshop on ‘Open Research’ from 10:30am-12 noon on Wednesday 31st October. This session will take a brief foray into open research practices and approaches! … Continue reading

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ORDO online drop-in

Our monthly online drop-in session for ORDO is tomorrow, Tuesday 4th September, 11:30 – 12:30. Ask Dan about using our research data repository, ORDO, for data preservation, data sharing, showcasing your work, collaborative projects… and anything else. To join, go to our Adobe Connect … Continue reading

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ORDO online drop-in tomorrow

Our monthly online drop-in session for ORDO is tomorrow, Tuesday 7th August, 11:30 – 12:30. Ask Dan about using our research data repository, ORDO, for data preservation, data sharing, showcasing your work, collaborative projects… and anything else. To join, go to our Adobe Connect … Continue reading

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A roundup of free online training

There have been a few new, free online training resources for researchers released lately, so we thought with summer here it would be worth a roundup. From a focus on working with data and data management to a broader range … Continue reading

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