Questions about Open Access and the next REF?

Had an article accepted for publication?  Busy writing up your article to submit to a journal?  Make sure that your article doesn’t become ineligible due to a simple administrative oversight.

In order to be eligible for submission in the next REF (Research Excellence Framework) all journal articles and conference proceedings that were accepted for publication from the 1st of April must be deposited in NECTAR as soon as they are accepted, and no later than three months from the date of acceptance.

Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support will take you through HEFCE’s (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Open Access Policy and 5 steps that have been designed to ensure that your research outputs meet HEFCE’s requirements.

It is important that all journal articles and conference proceedings (not just those to be submitted to the REF) meet these requirements, or it will count against the Universtiy in the next REF.

Get your ticket here…

OA and the REF Webinar

 

Working with Businesses

All you need to know when Working with Businesses

Working with a business is a valuable opportunity to enrich your research activity. This workshop will bring you up to speed with the advantages you can gain from working with businesses, key skills and potential opportunities.  Facilitated by Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.

Interested? then come along on Wednesday, 29th March at 2pm in the Board Room, Avenue Campus.  To book your place, please visit Eventbrite on the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-with-businesses-tickets-31993245659

Prof. Charles Oppenheim – Webinar – Research Ethics and Legal Issues

21st of February – 12 pm

Join us for the first in a series of webinars by Professor Charles Oppenheim, including time for questions, covering everything you ever wanted to know about research but were too afraid to ask.

The first webinar will be taking an in depth look into Research Ethics and the legal issues that surround this.

Whether you are almost ready to publish your results, beginning to think about a research project, have thought about doing research, or are currently researching then this webinar is for you.

Ethical integrity is increasingly required and expected by all who engage in research and this has implications into the way our research is conducted.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet please get yours today:

http://bit.ly/2kNE3pT


 

 

Impact – REF

The Research Excellence Framework was the first exercise to assess the impact of research outside of academia. Impact was defined as ‘an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia’. HEFCE

Measuring the impact that our research has on society and cultures, and being able to demonstrate this impact, has implications for future funding.

Fast track have studied the most succesful case studies from the previous REF, and published their findings in an article entitled:  10 lessons from grant proposals that led to the most significant and far-reaching impacts.

Very much worth a read for those who are looking to submit to the next REF.

Funded by RCUK? 2017 Submission period now open

If any of your research is funded by RCUK then the PI must submit any research outcomes to Researchfish by 4 pm on the 16th of March.

 

Post Award: Essentials of Project Management

Do you wish to learn more on Project Management?

Whether you are leading a project or acting as a partner, this short workshop will provide an understanding of Project Management processes to enable you to deliver a successful project.  Facilitated by Paul Bramble, Project Officer for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.

This workshop will take place on Monday, 6th March from 2-4pm in Room SOO8, Sulgrave Building, Park Campus.  To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-award-essentials-of-project-management-tickets-31962630087

Webinar – Research Methods

Our visiting Professor, Charles Oppenheim, will be presenting a webinar on the 21st of February with a focus on Research Methods… (for non-researchers too).  Charles is a gifted speaker, known for his expertise on Intellectual Property Rights, other legal issues such as Freedom of Information and Data Protection, Librarianship and Information Science, Bibliometrics, Research Evaluation, Scholarly Publishing and Open Access

Charles has published more than 400 journal articles, plus numerous books, book chapters and reports.

If you have ever had a question you wanted to ask about research and were too afraid to ask, or can’t find the answer despite doing your own research, or would just like an expert opinion on some research you are either undertaking or thinking of undertaking.. this is the webinar for you.

We will be hosting the webinar in the Dialogue Café, based in the Library at Park Avenue Campus.  After the first hour those in attendance will be able to split into groups to discuss various topics brought up during the course of the webinar.

For those unable to attend at the Dialogue Café you will be able to tune in to the webinar from the comfort of your own desk!

Please do take the most of this opportunity.  As spaces are limited for the Dialouge Café interface please do select webinar only if you will only be attending the webinar.

Register here:  http://bit.ly/2kNE3pT

Ensure your research outputs are eligible for the next REF… in 5 Simple Steps!

You have spent many long hours pouring over your research, verifying your findings, finding the best journal to submit to (before submitting do check on Think Check Submit to ensure you are publishing in a trusted journal), your article is accepted for publication… before the celebrations begin… take a few minutes to ensure that you article does not become ineligible for submission in the next REF.

Ensure that you upload the accepted manuscript to NECTAR (Institutional Repository) as soon as your article is accepted… Well.. Okay.. Maybe the day after, when the celebrations are over… But before you start work on your next output… And within a month of acceptance. This gives our staff time to check through the output and metadata and make any changes necessary, whilst also ensuring that your research output will not fail to be submitted to the REF due to failing to comply with an administrative process.

Please take a moment to check out our five simple steps, that will ensure that your outputs remain eligible for submission in the next REF.

The Internet of Things – Entrepreneurship with Technology

The second University of Northampton Internet of Things 3-day event will be held on February 4th and 5th, and March 4th, and will be dedicated to Smart Transportation. Respected speakers, from across the industry, will be presenting in a number of workshops that will aid participants to create their own “start up” in technology. Students from all academic levels and staff from across the University will blend in the development of a technology startup.

Google Digital Garage, Transport Systems Catapult, Parallel Wireless and Augmented Vacancies will join the Changemaker Hub, The Enterprise Club and the Computing Department of the University of Northampton.

Students can use this opportunity to start working on their final year dissertations based on real life technology business development ideas that will be discussed in this event and we would like to invite our colleagues to encourage attendance.

Please register here if you would like to attend or see the website for the agenda and speakers.

Spring seminar series – Faculty of Education and Humanities

The Faculty of Education and Humanities are hosting a wide variety of research seminars this term. These events are open to everyone across the University, you can expect a warm welcome and interesting debate.

A full list of the upcoming programme as well as a selection of seminar posters are attached to this post.

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