Monthly Archives: March 2018

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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UK Data Service training – GDPR and research data

The UK Data Service is running a training session on Friday 4th May, on Managing and sharing research data: What is new with the GDPR? “In this hands-on workshop you will learn best practices for managing and publishing research data resulting … 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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Guest post: Dr Marc Cornock on GDPR

You may have noticed increasing mentions of GDPR lately. The General Data Protection Regulation is the new EU-wide Regulation that will replace the UK Data Protection Act. It’s something we have been reading up on as part of our work … Continue reading

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Understanding Plagiarism training session

This afternoon I ran a training session on plagiarism for research students. The session gave an overview on what plagiarism is and how to recognise it. We also had a discussion around why plagiarism could occur and came up with … Continue reading

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Using Zenodo to share your research data? Join our community!

Zenodo is a repository for preserving and sharing research data (one of many, like our own repository, ORDO).   Created by OpenAIRE and CERN, and supported by the European Commission, Zenodo holds data from all fields of research, preserving it for the long term and making it … Continue reading

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Online training – Data sharing: legal and ethical issues

Yesterday I ran an online training session on sharing research data. This session covered: Rights and data sharing Ethics and data sharing Re-using data The slides from the session are below. OU staff and students can access a recording of … Continue reading

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