Category Archives: Library research support

Public speaking and presentation skills for early career researchers

The Charlesworth Group, a publishing services company, are running a webinar on public speaking and presentation skills for early career researchers. It’s on Tuesday July 30th @ 10:00am or @ 14:00pm BST and you can get more info and sign up … Continue reading

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What is a systematic review and how does it differ from a ‘regular’ literature review?

There are a lot of different types of literature review and there is a lot of different terminology surrounding literature reviews. This creates confusion and there is a particularly large amount of confusion regarding systematic reviews. The term, strictly speaking, … Continue reading

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Plan S – a primer

What is Plan S? Plan S is a radical proposal regarding open access (OA) to research publications. It was created by cOAlition S, a group of research funders co-ordinated by Science Europe. It includes UKRI (UK Research and Innovation), Wellcome, … Continue reading

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ORCID Training

An ORCID is a 16 digit persistent identifier for researchers and contributors.  It’s purpose is to: (1) disambiguate researchers with like names in any system (e.g. Web of Science, ORO or ORDO) (2) aid data transfer across systems to stop … Continue reading

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CANCELLED – Shut Up and Write sessions for postgraduate researchers (PGRs)

*Edit – 28.05.19 – Just to let you know that, unfortunately, the Shut Up and Write pilot has been cancelled due to extremely low interest. This means that there will be no Shut Up and Write on Wednesday 29th May … Continue reading

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Connecting ORDO to Github

Are you a researcher who develops software? Do you use Github? Did you know you can connect your Github account with ORDO? This will enable you to import items from Github to ORDO  thereby assigning them a DOI to enable … Continue reading

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Cite Them Right – help with citing and referencing different sources

Cite Them Right (OU login needed) is a service that helps you cite and reference different sources – accessible courtesy of an OU Library subscription: If you have a specific source type in mind, all you need to do is … Continue reading

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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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Improving the student experience – postgraduate researcher (PGR) survey about Library training

In May 2018 we surveyed postgraduate researchers (PGRs) at The Open University to find out what they wanted from Library training. The aim was to help ensure that training delivered to PGRs by the Library Research Support team met user … Continue reading

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