Category Archives: Library research support

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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REF 2021 Open Access Policy – explanatory video

We have produced a new video outlining HEFCE’s open access policy for REF2021, including details of the changes HEFCE implemented as of 1st April 2018.

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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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Applying for AHRC funding? Get to know your DMP

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has changed how it wants funding applicants to tell them how they will manage and share their research data. Previously, a Technical Plan was required, which would then be reviewed by members of the … Continue reading

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PGR Tea and Cake Social! 11th April

We’re developing our offering to OU postgraduate researchers and want to know what existing support you find useful and what other support you would like. So we invite you to drink tea and coffee, eat cake, hang out with other … Continue reading

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Online drop-in – find out about ORDO, the OU’s research data repository

ORDO (Open Research Data Online) is the OU’s research data repository, where OU research staff and students can upload their data, for: secure long-term storage sharing with others, by creating a metadata record describing it and, where appropriate, making the … Continue reading

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Access to library resources directly from publishers’ websites

Do you want to access library resources directly from publishers’ websites? If so the Library access browser extension is for you. How does it work? The Library Access browser extension makes it simple to access academic articles, journals and databases … Continue reading

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REF 2021 Open Access Policy – Update

The Open Access policy for the next REF has been amended. To be eligible for submission to the next REF, HEFCE now requires that the full-text of journal articles and published, peer-reviewed conference proceedings (with an ISSN) are deposited in … Continue reading

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ORCID Training

Earlier in the week Alan and I did some more training on ORCID IDs for researchers here at the OU.  ORCID IDs are persistent identifiers for researchers and can be used to: Aid disambiguation in researcher platforms to ensure accurate … Continue reading

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