Category Archives: Research

REF 2021 – Decisions on Staff & Outputs

Yesterday’s lunch was disrupted by HEFCE, who finally announced their decisions on staff and outputs for the next REF… the full document can be accessed at: http://www.ref.ac.uk/media/ref,2021/downloads/REF%202017_04%20Decisions.pdf.

A summary for staff at the University of Northampton can be found in the yammer research support group site.

Any questions – email REF@Northampton.ac.uk

 

Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz appearing on the BBC, The One Show

Our Research team from the Computing Department and Moulton College are developing a sensor to detect lameness in sheep.  Associate Professor Dr. Ali Al-Sherbaz will be appearing on the BBC One – The One Show tonight at 7pm.  Tune in to find out more about this research, how this infection costs UK farming about £80m/yr and whether the solution could lie in a ‘Fitbit’ for sheep.

https://twitter.com/UniNhantsNews/status/928564126858784768

Research E-Bulletin – November 2017 (Issue 1)

All E-bulletin ImagesWelcome to the first issue of our new look Research e-bulletin.  Our e-bulletin is produced on a monthly basis and brings all the Faculties and Institutes research news, 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

November Research E-Bulletin

Open Access Week

We are holding a competition to find the best examples of where open access has benefited your research, if open access has made a difference to your work or research then we’d love to hear from you!  All that’s required is a few minutes of your time, a short paragraph will suffice… though please don’t be limited by this!

The best judged entry will rewarded with a lovely bottle of champagne… and will featured on the staff intranet research page!  All entries will also go into a draw for a further bottle of champagne!  If champagne is not to your liking, then a £20 amazon voucher will be awarded instead!

Get your entry in by 5pm today!


Do you want to make sure that your data counts?  Come along to a seminar on Research Data ManagementMaking your data count – maximising impact – 11 am to 12 pm 24th of October at the Hub, Cottesbrooke, Park Campus.  Note – this presentation uses images from the genocide memorial in Kigali, Rwanda that may be upsetting).


Professor Stephen Hawking has granted the University of Cambridge permission to make his thesis freely available Prof. Hawking’s ‘Properties of expanding universes’, published in 1966, is now available freely and openly to anyone in the world. Download Prof. Hawking’s thesis here: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.11283

Erasmus+ (Key Action 2) Funding Workshop

Are you interested in applying for Erasmus+ funding? With a deadline in March of next year, now is the ideal time to start thinking about your project. This workshop will cover the basics of the Erasmus+ Programme and give you an understanding of what a successful application looks like.  Dr David Preece (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Humanities) will share his experiences of his Erasmus+ project.

Paul Bramble (Research Project Manager) and Helen Backhouse (RSB Officer) from the Research and Strategic Bidding Office will also be running this workshop.

Thursday, 16th November from 10am-12pm in Room Y201, Yelvertoft on Park Campus.

Please book your place via the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/erasmus-key-action-2-funding-workshop-tickets-38725407737

 

ETHICS and Research Data Management

Most research data – even sensitive data – can be shared ethically and legally if researchers employ strategies of informed consent, anonymisation and controlling access to data. Researchers obtaining data from people are expected to maintain high ethical standards and comply with the relevant legislation.

Researchers must adhere to data protection requirements when managing or sharing personal data. However, not all research data obtained from people count as personal data. If data are anonymised then the Act will not apply as they no longer constitute ‘personal data’.

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Happy Birthday ORCID!

ORCID is FIVE today! Congratulations!

They’ve launched lots of new resources to celebrate!

The University of Northampton has 433 registered ORCID Ids… If you haven’t got yours yet, register today at www.orcid.org

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Find out more.

1 REGISTER Get your unique ORCID identifier Register now!


Registration takes 30 seconds.

 

2 ADD YOUR INFO Enhance your ORCID record with your professional information and link to your other identifiers (such as Scopus or ResearcherID or LinkedIn).
3 USE YOUR ORCID ID Include your ORCID identifier on your Webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work.

 

Research Gate

Please note that Research Gate has begun removing articles that don’t meet publisher’s policies.  If you have articles on Research Gate, please ensure that you have uploaded the accepted manuscript to NECTAR – staff will check publisher’s policies and make available what they can, or direct to the publisher’s version if no open access option is available.

Collaborating with Businesses and Delivering REF Impact

Innovate UK have announced additional funding for 200 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) this financial year which will enable collaboration with businesses and deliver a REF impact.  Come along to this event and find out the support available to take advantage of this increase. KTPs provide a rewarding ongoing collaboration with businesses and there are two KTPs currently underway here at Northampton.

Hear from Steve McGonigal (Programme Leader & Senior Lecturer for Product Design in FAST) on the practices and the benefits from the KTP process. Charlotte Patrick (Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager) will also update on the support and benefits dedicated to KTPs.

Wednesday, 8th November from 4-5pm in the Newton Grand Hall on Avenue Campus.

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

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/collaborating-with-businesses-and-delivering-ref-impact-tickets-38723384686

 

Without End: Documents of Research – Final call for papers.

without endA new symposium and exhibition, ‘Without End: Documents of Research‘, is to be held at Avenue Gallery on 16 February 2018. This unique event will reflect on the research process, of being in research and the documents which facilitate and inform it. If you are a postgraduate researcher or an early career researcher why not submit a paper or document? A document might be a notebook, soil sample, post-it note or statistical data or something else which you feel is or has been a source of ideas and inspiration for your research.

research-support-hubIf you are interested please send an abstract of up to 300 words for a 20-minute oral presentation or images/descriptions of documents which you would like to be exhibited, along with a short biography, all as an email attachment to withoutend2018@gmail.com.  by 1st November 2017. Read the rest of this entry