Author Archives: Dawn Hibbert

Monitoring the transition to open access

(Published 5 December 2017)

The proportion of UK research which is available via open access is increasing at a considerable rate, with 37% of research outputs freely available to the world immediately at publication.

​​This report, the second in a series commissioned by the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group, aims to build on previous findings, and to examine trends over the period since the major funders of research in the UK established new policies to promote open access.​

The research was delivered by a partnership involving Research Consulting, the University of Sheffield and Elsevier, and was led by Jubb Consulting​.

Key findings include:

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Research Impact at UK Parliament

The UK Parliament is delighted to announce the launch of a new web hub for academic researchers.

‘Research Impact at the UK Parliament'<http://www.parliament.uk/research-impact> provides comprehensive information for researchers and universities on how they can engage with Parliament.
The hub answers three key questions:
•      What is Parliament interested in?
•      How does Parliament use research?
•      Why engage with Parliament?

It provides essential information on ways to engage with Parliament and stay up to date, as well as contact details of parliamentary teams and staff who work with research to support Parliamentarians.

The pages feature a variety of case studies in which researchers from across the UK, and from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, write about their experiences of working with a number of parliamentary offices.

URL: http://www.parliament.uk/research-impact

Transfer Seminar – Teaching Literature Using Critical Thinking and Communicative Teaching Language Approaches

Wednesday 29th November – 3 pm.

Location – MY120 Maidwell Boardroom.

All PhD students and staff at UoN are invited to attend Elhadj Benmoussa’s transfer seminar. Please note the change of location of the seminar.

 

 

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.