Our sessions

If you need immediate support with any aspect of our work- literature searching, data management, open access – please e-mail the team

Please complete this short poll to express an interest in one or more of the sessions listed below. If there is enough interest in a session we will set a date and time for it. We check the poll regularly- if you’re interested in a session but there is not enough interest to put it on we will contact you to discuss alternative arrangements.

The sessions are introductory- we assume no prior knowledge- and open to all researchers.

Research data management

  • Covers the principles of research data management, using DMP Online / templates to write a data management plan, storing data, sharing data

Reference management using Refworks

  • Covers creating an account, importing items, organising items, citing in Word documents, bibliographies

An introduction to using social media as a researcher

  • Covers setting up a Twitter account, basics of posting, ethical and privacy issues

An introduction to Open Access

  • Covers the principles of open access, green and gold OA, Elements and SHURA

Choosing where to publish

  • Covers the ‘think-check-submit’ principles, evaluating publishers and journals

Using metrics to track academic impact

  • Covers responsible metrics, key metrics used in publishing, altmetrics

Copyright and e-theses for doctoral researchers and supervisors

  • Covers third party copyright, preparing the thesis for SHURA