Research Week at the University Library

Following a successful Research Fair in 2017, the University Library is pleased to announce the Research Fair will return this year as part of an extended Research Week.

Aimed at all researchers, including PGR, ECR and those with extensive research experience, our Research Week has a lot to offer. Talks and events will also appeal to staff supporting research. Research Week commences Monday 26 November and will be packed with a series of talks, workshops and events themed around the Three Simple Steps from the new Managing Your Publications webpages.

Students undertaking research

The Research Fair will start the week with talks from ORCiD, the Conversation, Altmetric and SciVal, followed by workshops in the afternoon. A range of Professional Services will be on hand to discuss how they can enhance your research, and the Researcher Development team will be facilitating the ‘How to Fail your PhD’ board game.

Come to everything or choose the sessions that interest you the most!

Monday 26 November: Research Fair schedule and workshops

When: 10.00-13.00

Where: Level 2, University Library

Schedule of talks

Schedule of workshops

Where: LearnLab, Level 3, University Library

  • 13.15-13.45 Communicating your message – a session by Elizabeth McMeekin from the Communications and Public Affairs Office on making the most of your public profile. Find out about using social media effectively and working with the mass media including writing for The Conversation.
  • 14.00-15.00 Start a conversation about your researchmeet Jane Wright, Commissioning Editor at The Conversation to learn about pitching an idea for publication; optimal timing to make the most of press coverage and links to your research; information on reach and republication and more on the collaborative process between researcher and journalist.
  • 15.15-16.15 Tracking online attention to your research – meet Charlotte Perry-Houts from Altmetric to find out what altmetrics are; how Altmetric track online attention and all about the Altmetric donut and Attention Score. Discuss the advantages around alternative metrics and how to interpret the data.

Research Week

The remainder of Research Week will provide further opportunities for hands-on experiences to improve your research. Tuesday will focus on ORCiD and automated tools to curate your ORCiD profile. On Wednesday, learn how to tailor your University Staff Profile webpage to maximise you and your research visibility. Thursday and Friday will focus on tracking the impact of your research; firstly by discovering the social impact of your research on Thursday, then use quantitative indicators to benchmark your research and find potential collaborators. Each day will be accompanied by a daily task posted on the Library Blog should you not be able to make one of the workshops.

Tuesday 27 November: ORCiD workshop drop-in

  • When: 12.00-14.00
  • Where: Room 1022, Level 10, University Library

Drop-in to this workshop at any time between 12.00-14.00 and find out about the benefits of registering for an ORCiD digital identifier, register for an ORCiD identifier and link your Enlighten record to continually and automatically populate your ORCiD profile.

Wednesday 28 November: Take control of your staff profile workshop

  • When: 12.30-13.30
  • Where: LearnLab, Level 3, University Library

Learn how to edit and best practices of what to include on your profile in this interactive workshop – you’ll leave with a refreshed profile and the know-how to keep it up-to-date.

Thursday 29 November: Tracking online attention to your research

  • When: 12.00-13.00
  • Where: Room 1022, Level 10, University Library

Find out what altmetrics are; how Altmetric track online attention and all about the Altmetric donut and Attention Score. Discuss the advantages around alternative metrics and how to interpret the data.

Friday 30 November: Analyse your research activities globally

  • When: 12.00-13.00
  • Where: Seminar Room, Level 12, University Library

Learn how to use SciVal to analyse and gain insights into your research and knowledge exchange activities globally. Find out how SciVal enables you to visualise research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyse research trends.

Look out for further research-focused workshops throughout the remainder of the academic year!



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