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UnityDem Competition – Opportunity to win a Dream House for £5

A Northampton man who feels passionately about improving dementia care in the town has entered his home into a ‘Win a House’ competition.  The four bedroom town house is located across the road from Abington Park and worth £600,000.  Marty Pumbien and his partner Annie are hoping to sell the maximum number of 500,000 tickets.  Part of the proceeds from the competition will help fund the UnityDem Centre, co-run by the University of Northampton. Entry fee is £5 for a raffle ticket and the competition closes at midnight on the 14th October.

The full story can be found here

Research E-Bulletin – April 2018 (Issue 5)

Welcome to the April 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.

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April 2018 – Research E-bulletin

Research E-Bulletin – March 2018 (Issue 4)

March - All E-bulletin Images

Welcome to the March 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.

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March 2018 – Research E-bulletin

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.

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February 2018 – Research E-bulletin

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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Merry Christmas and a happy new year…

… .to all research students and supervisors, staff and students at the University of Northampton from everyone in The Graduate School.

Christmas2cropWe hope you have a peaceful festive break and a happy new year.

Some Graduate School staff will be at Top Lodge until Friday 22 December pm and then we will be closed throughout the Christmas / New Year period. We will be back again on Tuesday January 2nd 2018.

Seasons Greetings from Simone, Ian, David, Twiggy, Laura and Leila.

 

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/

 

 

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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Ref 2021 – Frequently asked questions

REF FAQ’s have been published, this and more useful REF information available on yammer research support group (log in to www.yammer.com using your university login details).