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The University’s new research data management policy

As of December 2018, the University has had an updated research data management policy, which affects all those conducting research at the University. The new policy’s more explicit wording and scope makes it clearer for researchers how the University expects them to plan for, manage and publish their research data and similar digital outputs. Recent…

24 January 2019Uncategorized

The new UK Reproducibility Network aims to support good science at scale

In September, researchers including Professor Munafò of the University of Bristol launched the UK reproducibility network, at an event which brought together representatives from some of the UK’s major research funders, scientific publishers and other key stakeholders. The network aims to build local networks in higher education and research institutions throughout the UK to coordinate…

19 December 2018Uncategorized

Introducing our first discipline-specific guidance on data sharing

The need for guidance Funders have introduced open data policies that require researchers to share the data or digital objects resulting from their research. However, these policies often lack a clear definition of ‘data’ in different scientific disciplines. At the same time, whether one’s research involves measuring chemical reactions, taking microscopic images, scanning the sky,…

13 December 2018Uncategorized

Funders commit to implementing ORCID iDs

Funder open letter ORCID have published an open letter from funders who are committed to implementing ORCID iDs in accordance with best practice guidelines to make data sharing easier. Funders who have signed the letter so far include UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, formerly RCUK), the Wellcome Trust and The Royal Society in the UK…

7 December 2018Uncategorized

Webinar: "FAIR data in practice: From FAIRy tale to FAIR enough"

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) are organising a webinar on 11 December at 3pm CET (2pm GMT) on the subject of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data, FAIRness and FAIR compliance. The webinar will start with a short introduction on FAIR data, its status and use within the scientific community and present a checklist for…

13 November 2018Uncategorized

Software Carpentry 27-28th November

On 27th and 28th of November the Library will be helping to run a Software Carpentry workshop for research staff and postgraduate research students. The workshop will cover The Unix Shell Version Control with Git Programming with Python Full details are available on the workshop webpage and registration is via CAPOD’s Personal Development Management System.…

1 November 2018Uncategorized

Open Access books: Tony Crook's new book is published OA

This week is Open Access week, and the theme is set to look at the foundational work that is needed to underpin a transition to a world where research results are free and open by default. Recent moves by the open access publisher Knowledge Unlatched h...

22 October 2018Uncategorized

It's Open Access Week 2018!

It's that time of year again when around the world people are celebrating all things Open Access. The theme of this year's International Open Access Week, is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” In the first blog post we will look ...

22 October 2018Uncategorized

cOAlition S: declaraton for full and immediate OA announced

On 4th September 2018 Science Europe announced a new open access commitment named cOAlition S, or Plan S, signed by 11 major research funders in the EU, including UKRI (formerly RCUK). Plan S states that after 1st January 2020 all research outputs fund...

4 September 2018Uncategorized

Distinguish yourself with an #ORCID iD

What is ORCID? ORCID is an independent non-profit organization that provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes you from other researchers and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. Over 5…

14 August 2018Uncategorized

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