Author Archives: Dawn Hibbert

REF 2021 – Decisions on Staff & Outputs

Yesterday’s lunch was disrupted by HEFCE, who finally announced their decisions on staff and outputs for the next REF… the full document can be accessed at: http://www.ref.ac.uk/media/ref,2021/downloads/REF%202017_04%20Decisions.pdf.

A summary for staff at the University of Northampton can be found in the yammer research support group site.

Any questions – email REF@Northampton.ac.uk

 

Notice of transfer Seminar on Wednesday 22nd November at 3:15pm in MY120 (Maidwell)

All members of the  university are invited to attend this upcoming transfer seminar being held in MY120, Maidwell, Avenue Campus on Wednesday  22nd November at 3:15 to 4:00pm.

Imene Hamani.  The Role of In-Group Attachment Among Kabyle Migrants Living in Britain

Note the slightly later start time of 3:15pm due to the teaching commitments of the external (Melanie Crofts).

All  are welcome.

Blogging and twitter and the use of the social media in disseminating research

rshub4English & Creative Writing Seminar – Wednesday 15th November in MY120 at 2:00 – 3:00pm

Presented by Professor Matthew McCormack (History) and Anthony Stepniak (PhD student – English).

Hosted by the ECW Research Hub, the centre for Critical and Creative Writing.

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Open Access Week

We are holding a competition to find the best examples of where open access has benefited your research, if open access has made a difference to your work or research then we’d love to hear from you!  All that’s required is a few minutes of your time, a short paragraph will suffice… though please don’t be limited by this!

The best judged entry will rewarded with a lovely bottle of champagne… and will featured on the staff intranet research page!  All entries will also go into a draw for a further bottle of champagne!  If champagne is not to your liking, then a £20 amazon voucher will be awarded instead!

Get your entry in by 5pm today!


Do you want to make sure that your data counts?  Come along to a seminar on Research Data ManagementMaking your data count – maximising impact – 11 am to 12 pm 24th of October at the Hub, Cottesbrooke, Park Campus.  Note – this presentation uses images from the genocide memorial in Kigali, Rwanda that may be upsetting).


Professor Stephen Hawking has granted the University of Cambridge permission to make his thesis freely available Prof. Hawking’s ‘Properties of expanding universes’, published in 1966, is now available freely and openly to anyone in the world. Download Prof. Hawking’s thesis here: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.11283

ETHICS and Research Data Management

Most research data – even sensitive data – can be shared ethically and legally if researchers employ strategies of informed consent, anonymisation and controlling access to data. Researchers obtaining data from people are expected to maintain high ethical standards and comply with the relevant legislation.

Researchers must adhere to data protection requirements when managing or sharing personal data. However, not all research data obtained from people count as personal data. If data are anonymised then the Act will not apply as they no longer constitute ‘personal data’.

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Happy Birthday ORCID!

ORCID is FIVE today! Congratulations!

They’ve launched lots of new resources to celebrate!

The University of Northampton has 433 registered ORCID Ids… If you haven’t got yours yet, register today at www.orcid.org

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Find out more.

1 REGISTER Get your unique ORCID identifier Register now!


Registration takes 30 seconds.

 

2 ADD YOUR INFO Enhance your ORCID record with your professional information and link to your other identifiers (such as Scopus or ResearcherID or LinkedIn).
3 USE YOUR ORCID ID Include your ORCID identifier on your Webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

 

Research Gate

Please note that Research Gate has begun removing articles that don’t meet publisher’s policies.  If you have articles on Research Gate, please ensure that you have uploaded the accepted manuscript to NECTAR – staff will check publisher’s policies and make available what they can, or direct to the publisher’s version if no open access option is available.

Integrating Traditional Water Harvesting Systems into Modern Water Solutions

History, successes, challenges and needs

PRESENTATION followed by DISCUSSION

By Wells for India, Country Director

Om Prakash Sharma

Thursday 5th October 2017

16.00 – 18.00 Room MB8

 Om Prakash Sharma, will talk about

  • Traditional water harvesting solutions in the dryland regions of India: long-term sustainable solutions, and their recent history.
  • The reasons for the decline of small-scale, community-managed water regeneration solutions.
  • Success stories from rural parts of Rajasthan on the revival of traditional solutions and integrating them with modern water solutions along with future challenges and needs.
  • Issues of sustainability, governance and equity of water, including community ownership.
  • Solutions for the future in a climate-challenged world with a growing and urbanizing population.

Wells for India (www.wellsforindia.org) is a UK-based, not-for-profit organisation and, through 45 Indian NGO partners, is promoting sustainable water management in Rajasthan and Gujarat states of India.  Wells for India works with some of the poorest and marginalized rural communities in the drylands of India, where water is the key to enabling people to improve their lives, prospects and the environment that supports them. Om Prakash Sharma is a Civil Engineer, and has been working as Country Director for Wells for India for the last 18 years. His work over 28 years around water issues of drylands entails in blending traditional water management wisdom with modern technologies.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

 

Published with Emerald?

Emerald Publishing have updated their open access policy, and now allow all accepted manuscripts to be made freely available through your institutional repository (NECTAR), without any embargo period.  This applies to articles that have been previously published, and those which are yet to be published.

The Research Support Team will be identifying as many of our Emerald Publications as possible that currently have embargo periods set, and removing these.  If we have missed your publication, please email Nectar@northampton.ac.uk and we will make the necessary changes as soon as possible.

More information:

http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/openaccess/oa_policies.htm

 

Wiley’s Data Sharing Policies

Authors of articles published in Wiley journals are encouraged to share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, materials.

The majority of Wiley’s journals enforce one of the following standardized data sharing policies:

Encourages Data Sharing
Expects Data Sharing
Mandates Data Sharing

An excel spreadsheet of all Wiley’s journals and their associated policy on data sharing can be found under the pinned items in the Yammer Research Support Group.