Category Archives: News

Merry Christmas and a happy new year…

Merry-christmas…to all research students and supervisors, staff and students at the University of Northampton.

Best wishes for a successful 2017 from everyone in The Graduate School at Top Lodge.

Simone, David, Ian, Sharon and Twiggy.

ORCID IDs… Have You Got Yours Yet?

ORCIDORCID ID’s provide unique and persistent identifiers to researchers (much like a DOI for a journal article). Many funders—including the Wellcome Trust UK—now require ORCID IDs as part of the grant proposal process.

Wiley recently announced that from November 28th, “more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript”1. This follows in the steps of other publishers such as IEEE and Hindawi that have required an ORCID Id since July 2016. Many other publishers have also introduced this requirement.

So how do you get an ORCID? The good news is that it is really easy – and takes no more than thirty seconds to register.

Once you have your ORCID ID you should include this when you submit publications and when you apply for grants.

1 Wiley, J., Sons, I., companies, or related and reserved, A. rights (2016) Wiley becomes First Major Publisher to require ORCID IDs for submitting authors. Available at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/PressRelease/pressReleaseId-129824.html (Accessed: 7 December 2016).

FAST PhD Student awarded best paper

PhD Student Alyaa Al-Barrak has been awarded the best paper at the eighth Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference held at the University of Essex.  Her paper on wireless communication was awarded first place out of 93 other papers and will also be published in a digital library for publications in the engineering and computer science field.

Read the rest of the article here http://www.northampton.ac.uk/news/phd-student-awarded-best-paper-for-her-revolutionary-research-in-wireless-communication/

Moulton Research reaches Global Audience in the National Geographic!

Submitted by Wanda McCormick
NG screen shotIf you pop down to your local newsagents today and flick through the latest August edition of the National Geographic magazine, you will find a striking image linked to one of our ongoing research projects here at the College. The image was taken by a professional photographer who visited the College last summer to document our ongoing conservation work with the photogenic but incredibly elusive harvest mouse! We have been investigating the ecological habits of this most charismatic of creatures as a means of prescribing pro-active conservation measures to ensure its survival in our green and pleasant countryside.

With a global circulation of around 7 million, this truly puts Moulton’s research on a global stage! To find out more about this and other research activities we undertake, why not check out: https://twitter.com/MoultonResearch

Conference: Approaches to Inequalities

The programme for the forthcoming Approaches to Inequalities conference to be held on the 22nd June at the University of Northampton is now available.

Following the last hugely successful Approaches to Inequalities conference, once again there are some excellent keynote speakers and papers lined up, as well as a panel discussion relating to equality in the criminal justice system.  There is also have a reception following the conference which is hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor to highlight the excellent work undertaken by the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA).

Information about the conference can also be found here: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/events/approaches-to-inequalities/

 

Provision of professional doctorates in English HE institutions

A review of professional doctorates was commissioned by HEFCE and carried out by the Careers Research & Advisory Centre Ltd and the University of Brighton. The report provides an overview of the current landscape of professional doctorates across higher education institutions in England.

The report might be of interest to those leading and delivering professional doctorate programmes as well as current and potential students.

Research Support Hub: 2015 in review

A very Happy New Year to all our readers!

We’ve just received the WordPress 2015 annual report for the Research Support Hub.

There are some intriguing (if of dubious value) stats:

Click here to see the complete report.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year…

…to all research students and supervisors, staff and students at the University of Northampton.

Best wishes for a successful 2016 from everyone in The Graduate School, Top Lodge.

We will be open until Thursday 24th December 4pm and then closed until Monday January 4th 2016.

Simone, Ian, David, Twiggy and Laura

Merry-christmas

BIS announces review of the REF

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (16 December 2015) launched a UK-wide review of university research funding to cut red tape so that universities can focus more on delivering the world-leading research for which the UK is renowned.

Following the decision to protect the £4.7 billion annual science and research budget in real terms during this Parliament, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) review will help ensure the government gets the most return from its investment.

The review will be chaired by the President of the British Academy and former World Bank Chief Economist Lord Nicholas Stern.”

Read more here: Government launches review to improve university research funding

Women in Research Network – new blog and Facebook group

The University’s Women in Research Network has started a new blog and Facebook group, which are open to all staff members (not just women).
 
The network aims to support female researchers, facilitating gender equality, acknowledging the good research work that academic women do, and encouraging equality through engagement in academic activities. All staff members are welcome to get involved with the network.
 
To find out more, contact Charlotte Dann, or follow the Network on Twitter: @NorthantsWIR