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12pm – 1 pm – Tuesday 21st March – Research Methods – Professor Charles Oppenheim

FREE WEBINAR

Professor Charles Oppenheim will be presenting on Research Methods (Part 3)

Covering:

  • Nick Moores Info Policy Analysis Matrix
  • Bibliometrics
  • Citation Analysis
  • Measuring Impact
  • Journal Impact Factor
  • Altmetrics
  • Getting Published

Get your free ticket now at:

http://bit.ly/2mJ5Zft

Webinar link will be sent out to all who have registered by 11 am on the 21st of March 2017.

Questions about Open Access and the next REF?

Had an article accepted for publication?  Busy writing up your article to submit to a journal?  Make sure that your article doesn’t become ineligible due to a simple administrative oversight.

In order to be eligible for submission in the next REF (Research Excellence Framework) all journal articles and conference proceedings that were accepted for publication from the 1st of April must be deposited in NECTAR as soon as they are accepted, and no later than three months from the date of acceptance.

Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support will take you through HEFCE’s (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Open Access Policy and 5 steps that have been designed to ensure that your research outputs meet HEFCE’s requirements.

It is important that all journal articles and conference proceedings (not just those to be submitted to the REF) meet these requirements, or it will count against the Universtiy in the next REF.

Get your ticket here…

OA and the REF Webinar

 

Prof. Charles Oppenheim – Webinar – Research Ethics and Legal Issues

21st of February – 12 pm

Join us for the first in a series of webinars by Professor Charles Oppenheim, including time for questions, covering everything you ever wanted to know about research but were too afraid to ask.

The first webinar will be taking an in depth look into Research Ethics and the legal issues that surround this.

Whether you are almost ready to publish your results, beginning to think about a research project, have thought about doing research, or are currently researching then this webinar is for you.

Ethical integrity is increasingly required and expected by all who engage in research and this has implications into the way our research is conducted.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet please get yours today:

http://bit.ly/2kNE3pT


 

 

Funded by RCUK? 2017 Submission period now open

If any of your research is funded by RCUK then the PI must submit any research outcomes to Researchfish by 4 pm on the 16th of March.

 

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.