Monthly Archives: February 2017

Getting the most out of the UK Data Service

The UK Data Service holds the UK’s largest collection of research data. It’s also an extremely useful source of information about how to use data in your research. To help researchers get the most out of the service they run … Continue reading

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Linking ORO to ORCID

This week Alan Stiles (ORO Developer) and I ran a workshop on ORCID with particular attention to linking individual ORO (the OU’s Institutional Repository) accounts to existing or new ORCID accounts. The development work has gone on for some time … Continue reading

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Call for speakers at Soapbox Science event in Milton Keynes

Calling all female scientists – apply to be a speaker at Soapbox Science this summer! Soapbox Science is a public outreach event that aims to promote the visibility of women in science, and challenge public (and academic) perceptions of who … Continue reading

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Social media for scholarly communications and networking

David, Dan and I recently ran a training session on Social media for scholarly communications and networking for first year PhD students. Our aim was to give an introduction to the kinds of social media tools and techniques available, look … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Repository Downloads

The download data of Open Access content in ORO can tell some fascinating stories, the counts from December and January are no exception… it really is amazing what you can discover with a bit of digging! The first one that … Continue reading

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Planning for research data management

Yesterday, Wendy Mears and I ran a workshop on research data management for doctoral students. We used a Data Management Plan template to discuss issues around data management and sharing, which gave attendees an opportunity to start drafting their own … Continue reading

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