What we offer

We offer a range of services to researchers at all stages of the research lifecycle. These include:

  • Bitesize and practical sessions on a range of topics including,  finding information, exploring where to publish, research data management and social media, as part of a wider skills program linked to SHaRD and the Doctoral School
  • Help with publishing Open Access including using SHURA, meeting the REF requirements and obtaining funding for Gold Open Access
  • Advice around academic impact and attention to research outputs, including bibliometrics, altmetrics, the responsible use of metrics and obtaining an ORCID id.
  • Checking of and advice for writing data management plans.
  • Advice on using specific databases and creating literature search plans.

Bea Turpin – HWB contact

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Pete Smith – D&S contact


Dr Eddy Verbaan – Head of Library Research Support, SBS contact


Dan Grace – ACES contact (C3RI, AD, MAC)


Paul Ashwell – ACES contact (MERI, Comp, Eng)








Contact us

Do you have an enquiry? Do you want to comment on how our new team can support your research needs? Would you like us to run a session at your staff meeting or for your students?

The Library Research Support team provides high quality information and advisory services to research students, researchers, and research active academic staff and other university colleagues in support of the University’s aim to build on strengths in research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

We are here to help you throughout your research project:

  • Open Access, publishing for the REF, and Article Processing Charges
  • Research Data Management and Data Management Plans
  • Finding information
  • Literature reviews
  • Managing your information and keeping up to date
  • Disseminating and publishing your work
  • Maximising the reach and visibility of your work
  • Tracking the impact of your work
  • Attributing your work unambiguously to you with an ORCID iD
  • Accessing books, journals and databases relevant to your research
  • Co-curating the University’s Special Collection

We support you with workshops and bespoke sessions, for example as part of the SHaRD and Doctoral School programs. And of course we welcome your individual queries.