Category Archives: Researcher development

Research Ethics drop-in session – 16th April 2018 @ 3pm in Cottesbrooke C325

pexels-photo-574285.jpegIf you are writing your ethics application and you have some queries, need support or would like some initial feedback, you are welcome to come along for a drop-in session on Monday April 16th, 3pm in Cottesbrooke C325, and meet members of the University’s Research Ethics Committee who will be happy to answer your queries.

Please note that this session is open only to students who are currently working on their ethics application.

If you are interested, please book your place here or get in touch with David Watson

Call for papers: present your research at UoN’s new Research Conference!

PGR conference 2016

The Graduate School Research Conference 2016

We are pleased to invite University of Northampton research students and staff to take part in the UoN Research Conference in June 2018. Unlike before, this year’s conference is organised jointly by The Graduate School and the Faculties in an enlarged two day conference, which will run from 20th to 21st June 2018 and offer a chance for researchers to present a paper or a poster. Postgraduate researchers can also enter into a 3-minute thesis competition and win a prize!  The Call for Papers is now open and the deadline for abstracts is now Thursday 26th April.
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Calling all PGRs…Did you know about these useful online resources!

new systemAs a researcher you often use both offline and online resources to find out stuff related to your research project. So, we would like to remind you that there are plenty of online materials available to all UoN researchers, particularly important for those of you who are offsite.  This includes: Read the rest of this entry

Call for posters extended to May 2nd! Graduate School Poster Competition 2018

The Graduate School would like to invite postgraduate researchers to submit an application to present a poster at the 13th Annual Poster Competition. The competition will be held on the morning of Tuesday 22nd May 2018 in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. We are offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75 for the three winners. Read the rest of this entry

British Library PhD Research Placements: Call for Applications.

BritishLibraryStacksStPancrasPostgraduate Researchers are invited to apply to undertake one of the forthcoming British Library Research Placements. These are specially-selected projects that have been developed by the Library to support current doctoral researchers to develop and apply transferable skills and expertise. The opportunity is open to all doctoral researchers and applications must be approved by the applicant’s supervisor.

The application deadline is 4pm on 19 February 2018

For full details about the Placements are available here.

The Graduate School’s New Coaching Programme for PGRs

A student using a laptopThe Graduate School are offering five Postgraduate Research Students the opportunity to have a course of professional coaching sessions to support and help them progress in their doctoral studies. If you are a UoN Postgraduate Researcher and are interested in applying for these sessions, you have until 8th December to apply. Read on if you are interested…. Read the rest of this entry

Research Skills Workshops Coming Up!

mature students photoThe Graduate School is running a series of generic workshops in the next couple of months covering a wide range of skills. These workshops are for all postgraduate research students and booking is open through the Gateway Calendar. Just click on the green button to book your place.

Smarter Speed Reading 22 Nov 2017, from 10:00 to 13:00
Researcher careers: CV Workshop 04 Dec 2017, from 13:30 to 14:30
Word: Working with Long Documents 06 Dec 2017, from 09:45 to 12:00
Risk Assessing your Research 06 Dec 2017, from 12:30 to 14:00
Nvivo intermediate level Workshop 07 Dec 2017, from 09:30 to 12:30
SPSS 1 beginnner’s workshop 11 Dec 2017, from 14:00 to 16:00
Systematic literature searching 13 Dec, from 10:00 to 13:00

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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.