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Best wishes for a successful 2017 from everyone in The Graduate School at Top Lodge.
Simone, David, Ian, Sharon and Twiggy.
ORCID 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).
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/
Submitted by Wanda McCormick
If 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
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.
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:
- The Hub’s busiest day was February 5th, with 448 views (mostly accounted for by Images of Research voting)
- The most popular day of the week for posting was Thursday (with 59 posts)
- The 2015-2016 PGR and ECR skills development programme attracted the most views in 2015, with Increasing your citation count and SPSS software now available in 2nd and 3rd place
- Facebook was the Hub’s top referring site
- Visitors came from 148 countries
…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
“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.”