Category Archives: Faculties

Writing a Winning Bid Workshop

All you need to know when Writing a Winning Bid

A successful funding application combines a great idea with a well-written proposal that does your idea justice. Facilitated by Helen Backhouse, Bidding Officer for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this workshop will equip you with the tools to write a winning bid of your own.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018 from 2-4pm in Room S014, Sulgrave on Park Campus

Please book your place via the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-a-winning-bid-tickets-42785826559

Research E-Bulletin – February 2018 (Issue 3)

All E-bulletin Images - FebruaryWelcome to the February issue of our Research e-bulletin.  Bringing all the Faculties and Institutes research news, upcoming events and information from across the RSB Office and The Graduate School.

Want to receive the e-bulletin?

If you do not receive our monthly e-bulletin, but would like to please email the team at rsb@northampton.ac.uk

February 2018 – Research E-bulletin

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 21st February will be hosted by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS.  Dawn and the RSB team will be on hand to help with any questions you may have on research data management, open access, funding applications, bidding or researcher development along with the topic of the moment, REF 2021 and Impact.

Please drop in between 10.30am-12pm in the Library and Learning Services meeting room on the ground floor, Park Campus Library. Warm refreshments and nice biscuits along with friendly advice will be on offer.

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Making the most of GRANTfinder Workshop – Extra Date

Due to the popularity of this event, we have added an extra date.

GRANTfinder 4 Education is a database that the University of Northampton subscribes to giving a range of funding information and opportunities.

Whether you are a new user or have had an account for a while, come along to this workshop to get tips and advice about how to make the most of your Grantfinder4Education login. Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this session is an interactive workshop. Computers will be provided or feel free to bring along your laptop.

Thursday, 22nd February 2018 from 10am-12pm in Room G152, Grendon on Park Campus

To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-the-most-of-grantfinder-tickets-41335216746

Research Support Centre – Coffee Morning

Have you any questions about research, funding applications, bidding or researcher development?  If yes, the Research Support Centre would like to invite you to drop in for a chat about all things research related at our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 17th January.  No need to book, just pop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus.

Warm refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.

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Most Downloaded Outputs in 2017

2017 saw our Research outputs being downloaded from all over the world, including New Zealand, Ghana and Ethiopia!

Read on to find out which posts topped the chart…

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New E-Books for Researchers Now Available

The library has recently purchased the following e-books that can now be borrowed through Nelson;

Altmetrics: a practical guide for librarians…….  Andy Tattersall.

The data librarian’s handbook by Robin Rice and John Southall.

Data management for researchers….. Kristin Briney.

Principles of data management and presentation….. John P. Hoffmann.

User experience in libraries (Applying Ethnography and Human-Centred Design)…..  Andy Priestner.

Top 100 – Altmetrics – 2017

The Altmetric Top 100 2017 is here! Check out this year’s list of the most talked about articles.

What are Altmetrics?

  • Attention to research outputs in non-traditional sources, e.g. policy documents, news, blogs and social media
  • Indicators of research impact
  • Help understand how research is being received and used
  • Complementary to traditional citation-based analysis

Why Altmetrics?

  • Provide a more coherent understanding of research attention
  • Understand the broader reach and early impact of research
  • Track attention to a broad range of research outputs, including articles, posters, data sets and working papers, etc.
  • Help researchers get credit for impact activities

Advantages of Metrics for Single Research Outputs

  1. Real-time, immediate feedback on attention to scholarly content
  2. Useful for early career researchers whose work may not have accrued citations
  3. Showcase attention to a research output beyond academia
  4. Not biased by an over-arching metric

The Altmetric Bookmarklet

The free Bookmarklet lets you instantly retrieve altmetrics data for any article.

Altmetrics

To install, go to: http://altmetric.it

Remember that the Numbers Don’t Tell You…

  1. Quality of the paper
  2. Quality of the researchers
  3. Whole story

Adapted from https://www.altmetric.com/

 

 

ORCID IDs

If you are at the University of Northampton and have an ORCID ID could you please send an email to openaccess@northampton.ac.uk with your ORCID ID and full name… Thank you. (If you are research active and/or have any scholarly publications and don’t have one, please register for one at www.orcid.org)

Making the most of GRANTfinder Workshop

GRANTfinder 4 Education is a database that the University of Northampton subscribes to giving a range of funding information and opportunities.

Whether you are a new user or have had an account for a while, come along to this workshop to get tips and advice about how to make the most of your Grantfinder4Education login. Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this session is an interactive workshop.

Computers will be provided or feel free to bring along your laptop.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018 from 10am-12pm in Room G152, Grendon on Park Campus

Please book your place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-the-most-of-grantfinder-tickets-40875149673