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.

ORDO online drop-in today

Our monthly online drop-in session for ORDO is today, 11:30 – 12:30. Ask Dan about using ORDO for data preservation, data sharing, showcasing your work, collaborative projects… and anything else. To join, go to our Adobe Connect “Research Support” page and click on “join … Continue reading

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A great new opportunity to access the Times Higher Education.

The Library is pleased to announce that we have secured access for all staff and students to the Times Higher Education online through our institutional subscription. Setting up a personal account will enable access to the latest and archive editions … Continue reading

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ORDO online drop-ins – ask us about the OU’s research data repository

Heard of ORDO already but not sure what it does? Never heard of it before but interested in options for storing and sharing data to support your research? I’ll be holding an online drop-in session for ORDO, the OU’s research … Continue reading

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How does GDPR affect research data management?

It will probably come as no surprise to anyone with an email address that the GDPR comes in to force this week. The GDPR is the new General Data Protection Regulation: an EU-wide regulation that provides rules for how personal … Continue reading

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Training Offer: Making your research data open

There are still spaces available on our training session ‘Making your research data open‘ on Monday 21st May 2018, 14:00 to 15:30. In this session we will look at the hows, whats and whys of data sharing: How can you share your data? We’ll take a … Continue reading

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New online data skills modules from the UK Data Service

The UK Data Service has just launched three new online Data Skills Modules, to introduce data to non-experts via easy-to-use interactive sessions. Launched as beta versions, they are introductory level modules using short instructional videos, interactive quizzes and activities to test your knowledge, and are aimed … Continue reading

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Early Career Researchers and PhD Student Conference in Edinburgh on the 29th June

The 6th Annual ReCon Event Conference is taking place  on 29th June in Edinburgh. The conference is designed for early career researchers and PhD students who would like to find out more about scholarly publishing, copyright, peer review, boosting your research … Continue reading

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Practical Strategies for Research Data Management: workshop slides

This morning, 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 … Continue reading

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Event for authors and researchers – Explore open access books

Springer Nature is holding a multidisciplinary event on Monday 23 April in London during Academic Book Week, exploring how open access books can help authors make the most out of their research. The event is open to all researchers and … Continue reading

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Training Offer: Research Data Management

We’re running a repeat of our training session on ‘Practical strategies for research data management’ on Thursday 19th April 2018, 10:00 to 11:30. In this face to face session we’ll introduce the basics of research data management, including options for data … Continue reading

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