Category Archives: Library research support

Research 4.0: Research in the age of automation

On Monday, I was at the LIS-Bibliometrics 10th anniversary conference, “The Future of Research Evaluation”. Dr Steven Hill* and Prof James Wilsdon**, highlighted the rise of AI in research evaluation as a major trend in their keynotes. This is particularly significant … Continue reading

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FREE UKSG webinar – Research integrity 2020: New challenges for a new decade

April 27 2020 – 13:00 to 14:00 This webinar will give an overview of what research integrity is, why it’s important and new challenges faced by publishers to maintain research integrity in a fast-changing industry. The webinar will focus on … Continue reading

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New Training for the New Year 2020!

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

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Data Without Borders

Our new lunchtime Data Seminar series continues later this month with Data Without Borders, Thursday 30th January, 12.30 – 13.30. We have three researchers with a breadth of experience in managing data in collaborative environments, both cross-institutionally and internationally, who … Continue reading

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Open Research Online (ORO) – A Well-Connected Repository?

ORO Connected Repository (JPEG file) ORO (or any institutional repository) can sometime feel like a cottage industry – a lot of work going on at a local level for small gains. However, institutional repositories are increasingly embedded in the wider scholarly … Continue reading

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Learn more about Open Research (and get a free lunch!)

1-4pm Wednesday 6th November (with lunch from 1-1:30pm) Library Presentation Room Join us for lunch followed by a brief foray into open research practices and approaches! If you are interested in making your research more visible, increasing impact, enabling collaboration, … Continue reading

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New lunchtime seminar series on research commercialisation

Research, Enterprise and Scholarship (RES) are running a programme of six short lunchtime workshops covering a range of topics relating to the commercialisation of University research. Each workshop will run for one hour, and the presenters will be on hand … Continue reading

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Open Access Week at The OU

Join us on October 23rd for a day of Open Access training and discussions, in celebration of International Open Access Week. Perhaps you want to learn a bit more about Open Access Publishing, or the REF Open Access Policy. Chris … Continue reading

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Postgraduate researcher (PGR) training survey results – 2019

The Library Research Support team recently undertook its annual survey to capture the training needs and communication preferences of postgraduate researchers (PGRs). We got a good response rate (19.3% of PGRs available). Here are some takeaways: Over a quarter (25.6%) … Continue reading

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UK Data Service announce 2019 webinar series

The UK Data Service has just published the dates of its free online training sessions for 2019 for developing skills in data use. The UK Data Service is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and provides access … Continue reading

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