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OSC Researcher Training 2016-2017

Programme of events provided by Office of Scholarly Communication
(Fri 14 Oct 2016 - Tue 5 Sep 2017)

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Fri 14 Oct 2016 – Wed 8 Mar 2017

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October 2016

Fri 14
An introduction to Open Research (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 17 Mill Lane, Training room A (First Floor)
  • Would you like to share your research findings with the international academic community, without paywall restrictions?
  • Would you like to boost citations of your work?
  • Did you know that funders recognise the benefits of Open Access and most now require it as a condition of their grants?

These are questions for postgraduate students at all stages of their research.

Mon 24
An introduction to Open Research (for STEM PhD students) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)
  • Would you like to share your research findings with the international academic community, without paywall restrictions?
  • Would you like to boost citations of your work?
  • Did you know that funders recognise the benefits of Open Access and most now require it as a condition of their grants?

These are questions for postgraduate students at all stages of their research.

Fri 28

Confused by copyright? You are not alone!

Copyright involves much more than checking how much you are photocopying, but it can be difficult to know where to start.

Join the Office of Scholarly Communication as we answer your copyright queries, looking at:

  • Copyright transfer agreements
  • Creative Commons
  • 3rd party copyright
  • Open Access publisher requirements
Mon 31
Research Data Management: Workshop (for STEM PhD students) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research data?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

November 2016

Fri 4

PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

  • How much information would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research information?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Mon 7
Pre-Publication Considerations: Publishing your Research Effectively (for STEM PhD Students) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)
  • Where should you publish your research?
  • What publishing format should you choose?

This session looks at the things you need to consider in order to reach your audience effectively, including:

  • Indicators to use to assess the appropriateness of a journal for your research - Journal Impact Factor, publisher fees and publication times
  • Who should own the copyright to your work?
  • How you can use other people’s copyrighted material
Fri 11
Research Data Management: Workshop (for GSLS PhD students) new Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Addenbrookes, Bay 13, Room B (No Longer in Use)

PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research data?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Journals: Publishing your Research Effectively (for PhD Students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Sidgwick Site, Lecture Block Room 6 (2nd floor)
  • Where should you publish your research?
  • How do you assess the appropriateness of a journal for your work?

Picking where to publish your research and in what format is an important decision to make.

This session looks at the things you need to consider in order to reach your audience effectively, including:

  • Indicators to use to assess a journal - Journal Impact Factor, publisher fees and publication times
  • Who should own the copyright to your work?
  • How you can use other people’s copyrighted material
Mon 14
Post-Publication Sharing: Publishing your Research Effectively (for STEM PhD Students) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

You've published your research...now what should you do with it?

This session explores the whys and hows of sharing research - the options, the benefits and the logistics.

Explore:

  • Scholarly best practice for sharing research
  • Opportunities for sharing offered by social media
  • Benefits that sharing your research brings you and the wider community
  • What your funder expects you to share.
  • How to use the University repository, Apollo, to share your research and also access that of others
  • Ways to find out who has been sharing, using and citing your published research
Fri 18
  • Where should you publish your monograph or book chapter?
  • How do you assess the appropriateness of a publisher for your work?

Picking where to publish your research and in what format is an important decision to make.

This session looks at the things you need to consider in order to reach your audience effectively.

Fri 25

You've published your research...now what should you do with it?

This session explores the whys and hows of sharing research - the options, the benefits and the logistics.

January 2017

Fri 13
Electronic Lab Notebooks: Solutions for Paperless Research new Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6

Increasing numbers of electronic alternatives to the traditional paper lab book are available, offering advanced opportunities for managing your research.

  • Are you moving towards web-enabled working in the lab?
  • Have you considered the advantages of - and issues around - going paperless?

Hear from researchers and PIs across the disciplines who are using Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) and those considering a trial, and from current providers.

We are grateful to Dotmatics for supporting this event.

Mon 16
Research software management, sharing and sustainability workshop Finished 10:30 - 17:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room
  • Do you manage and share software for research?
  • Are you encountering problems when managing research code?
  • Is current best practice working for you and your group - or not?
  • Would you like to discuss solutions for these problems with other researchers and research software experts?

Jisc, in collaboration with SSI, University of Cambridge, University of Sheffield, University of Bath, University of Leicester, University of Birmingham, the British Library and STFC are inviting all researchers interested and passionate about developing or using research software to join a workshop on this subject.

Wed 25

What is Open Research, and what does it mean for you?

  • Would you like to share your research findings with the international academic community, without paywall restrictions?
  • Would you like to boost citations of your work?
  • Did you know that funders recognise the benefits of Open Access and most now require it as a condition of their grants?

These are questions for academics at all stages of their research.

Join us to explore:

  • everything you need to know about Open Access and data sharing in the humanities, arts and social sciences
  • how to use the University's Repository, Apollo, to publish your research and gain citations
  • the training and advisory services offered by the OSC to facilitate your research and career development

February 2017

Wed 1

PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

  • How much information would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research information?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Wed 8
Helping Researchers Publish in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics new Finished 09:15 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

Join us for the second in our series exploring resources to help with the process of publishing your research in STEM disciplines - from recording observations to editing to peer review.

This session offers the chance to learn about available tools and options in publishing and reviewing, and ask questions of the experts.

We will explore:

  • returning scientific publishing to the scientists: innovative approaches to publishing and peer-reviewing single observations (Laurence Rajendran, ScienceMatters)
  • post publication peer review, open peer review and preprints (Nikolaus Kriegeskorte)
  • using collaborative writing tools for your papers (Overleaf)
  • peer review FAQs (Jennifer Wright, CUP)
  • connecting active research management and research publishing (Nigel Goddard, Research Space)
  • peer review and the benefits of openness (Tom Culley, Publons)

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided, during which time you can speak to providers for information and user support.

Thanks to Overleaf, Publons and Research Space for their sponsorship of this event.

If you cannot attend in person, join us live at http://cam.adobeconnect.com/osc2/ - simply select to 'enter as guest' (no need to create an Adobe Connect account).

Tue 14

What is Open Research, and what does it mean for you?

  • Would you like to share your research findings with the international academic community, without paywall restrictions?
  • Would you like to boost citations of your work?
  • Did you know that funders recognise the benefits of Open Access and most now require it as a condition of their grants?

These are questions for academics at all stages of their research.

Join us to explore:

  • everything you need to know about Open Access and data sharing in STEM disciplines
  • how to use the University's Repository, Apollo, to publish your research and gain citations
  • the training and advisory services offered by the OSC to facilitate your research and career development
Wed 15

Confused by copyright? You are not alone!

Copyright involves much more than checking how much you are photocopying, but it can be difficult to know where to start.

Join the Office of Scholarly Communication as we answer your copyright queries, looking at:

  • Copyright transfer agreements
  • Creative Commons
  • 3rd party copyright
  • Open Access publisher requirements

The session will start with a 40 minute presentation, after which the time is open for you to raise questions and discuss issues you have encountered.

Tue 21
  • Where should you publish your research?
  • What publishing format should you choose?

This session looks at the things you need to consider in order to reach your audience effectively, including:

  • Indicators to use to assess the appropriateness of a journal for your research - Journal Impact Factor, publisher fees and publication times
  • Who should own the copyright to your work?
  • How you can use other people’s copyrighted material
Wed 22
  • Where should you publish your research?
  • How do you assess the appropriateness of a journal for your work?
  • How do you respond to reviewers?

Picking where to publish your research and in what format is an important decision to make.

This session looks at the things you need to consider in order to reach your audience effectively, including:

  • Indicators to use to assess a journal - Journal Impact Factor, publisher fees and publication times
  • Who should own the copyright to your work?
  • What happens during peer-review
Mon 27
Research Data Management: Workshop (For GSLS PhD students) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room G

PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research data?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Tue 28
Post-Publication Sharing: Publishing your Research Effectively (for PhD Students in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Clinical School, Addenbrookes, Bay 13, Room E (No Longer in Use)

You've published your research...now what should you do with it?

This session explores the whys and hows of sharing research - the options, the benefits and the logistics.

Explore:

  • Scholarly best practice for sharing research
  • Opportunities for sharing offered by social media
  • Benefits that sharing your research brings you and the wider community
  • What your funder expects you to share.
  • How to use the University repository, Apollo, to share your research and also access that of others
  • Ways to find out who has been sharing, using and citing your published research

March 2017

Wed 1
  • Where should you publish your monograph or book chapter?
  • How do you assess the appropriateness of a publisher for your work?

Picking where to publish your research and in what format is an important decision to make.

This session looks at the things you need to consider in order to reach your audience effectively, including:

  • Turning your thesis into a monograph
  • Choosing a publisher
  • Understanding the publication process
Tue 7
Research Data Management: Workshop (for PhD students in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Clinical School, Addenbrookes, Bay 13, Room E (No Longer in Use)

PREVENT RESEARCH DISASTERS THROUGH GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT

  • How much data would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research data?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Wed 8

You've published your research...now what should you do with it?

This session explores the whys and hows of sharing research - the options, the benefits and the logistics:

  • Scholarly best practice for sharing research
  • Opportunities for sharing offered by social media
  • Benefits that sharing your research brings you and the wider community
  • What your funder expects you to share.
  • How to use the University repository, Apollo, to share your research and also access that of others
  • Ways to find out who has been sharing, using and citing your published research