Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sci-Hub: the debate continues

Sci-Hub is a hot topic. Billed as “the first website in the world to provide mass & public access to research papers”, it works by harvesting academic journal articles that usually have to be paid for and making them freely … Continue reading

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Association for Research Ethics (AfRE) event on challenging ethics

The Association for Research Ethics (AfRE) are running an event entitled “Challenging Ethics – Deception, Ethnography and Self Experimentation – what would YOU say? “. It will take place on 2nd March 2016 at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Please note … Continue reading

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Get involved with Soapbox Science 2016

Soapbox Science run public events that promote women scientists and their work. They aim to: Make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists. … Continue reading

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Increasing Citations: Creation, Curation and Community

We recently ran a session on increasing citations with members of the Open Space Research Centre in Social Sciences.  We covered a lot of material in a 2 hour workshop and are very grateful to the participants for their questions … Continue reading

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Reference Management tools: a reminder

This is a reminder that the OU is decommissioning RefWorks and its dependent MyReferences service due to the growth in freely available reference management tools. These alternative tools can give you continuing access to your references if you leave the … Continue reading

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Survey on how researchers choose and use databases to manage their research data

The University of Oxford is running a survey looking at how researchers choose and use databases to manage their research data on behalf of JISC. The survey is open to all researchers who use databases to manage their data. It is anonymous and shouldn’t … Continue reading

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“Open Science: application and benefits” workshop

From 2-4pm on Wednesday 16th March, there will be a workshop entitled “Open Science: application and benefits” held in the Library Research Meeting Room, which is on the 2nd Floor of the Open University Library building. This session is open to all researchers, … Continue reading

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Review of Open Access in the UK

Adam Tickell’s independent review of Open Access in the UK, Open Access to Research Publications, has been published.  As has the response from the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson.  Two predictions are made in the documents. Adam … Continue reading

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Experimenting with the British Library’s digital content and data for your research

On Monday 29th February 2016, 12.00-15.00, British Library Labs and Digital Humanities at The Open University are running a workshop aimed at researchers that will: Showcase of some of the British Library’s digital content and data Look at the challenges … Continue reading

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Help The National Archives develop services for academics and researchers

The National Archives are running a survey aimed at academics and researchers. They want to learn more about the needs of academics and researchers, ways in which they might work more closely with the academic and scholarly communities, and to … Continue reading

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