Monthly Archives: June 2015

The OU supporting research

This morning, Chris, Nadine from RSQ and I delivered a session to research managers and administrators on Open Access publishing and Research Data Management. This is a particularly important audience for us, as these are the people who work day-to-day with … Continue reading

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ZendTo – Allowing you to send sensitive research data securely

If your research project involves collaborating with team members based off-site you may be interested in the new Secure File Transfer system (ZendTo) which was recently launched by IT Service Delivery, especially if you’re dealing with sensitive or confidential data. … Continue reading

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Ranking Altmetrics

Thanks to a handy post on DIY altmetrics I’ve put together a list of top OU publications as ranked by their Altmetric score.  An Altmetric score is calculated by the number of mentions a paper receives in the social media and … Continue reading

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All aboard the training train!

I’ve had a busy week with not one, but two training sessions on RDM for OU researchers. The first took place last Wednesday – Getting to grips with research data management was an Early Bird Seminar organised by the Researcher … Continue reading

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Top ORO Downloads for May

The top ORO downloads for May can be seen below: PDF can be downloaded here: ORO Downloads 05-2015 ORO counted a total of 72,812 downloads of OU Open Access research content in May – that’s among good company – University of Warwick … Continue reading

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New! Guidance on costing research data management

Please note: all links in this post are internal only. Did you know that Research Data Management is an allowable cost in grant bids for a number of research funders, including RCUK? This is great news for anyone worried about the extra time … Continue reading

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