Our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 21st February will be hosted by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. Dawn and the RSB team will be on hand to help with any questions you may have on research data management, open access, funding applications, bidding or researcher development along with the topic of the moment, REF 2021 and Impact.
Please drop in between 10.30am-12pm in the Library and Learning Services meeting room on the ground floor, Park Campus Library. Warm refreshments and nice biscuits along with friendly advice will be on offer.
The Images of Research (IoR) exhibition, run by the University of Northampton Graduate School, will open in the Avenue Gallery corridor on January 31st 2018 from 5pm and will stay there until February 23rd. After this it will travel to Park Campus, to be displayed on the ground floor of Rockingham Library then at Avenue Library entrance until Easter.
The IoR competition offers researchers a chance to illustrate or represent their research using a unique image, along with an abstract of up to 150 words describing how the image reflects their research. An annual competition which started in 2013, IoR creatively showcases research at the University and the competition reflects a wide range of research projects as diverse as the images are creative. The images are the perfect medium for engaging non-specialists and capture the essence of even complex research projects in an accessible way.
If you don’t manage to see it in the flesh, so to speak, then why not vote online? Just take a look at the IOR catalogue and follow the guidelines below. Please use Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Voting closes on 13th April 2018.
Have you any questions about research, funding applications, bidding or researcher development? If yes, the Research Support Centre would like to invite you to drop in for a chat about all things research related at our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 17th January. No need to book, just pop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus.
Warm refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.
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.
The Altmetric Top 100 2017 is here! Check out this year’s list of the most talked about articles. http://altmetric.com/top100
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
- 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
- Real-time, immediate feedback on attention to scholarly content
- Useful for early career researchers whose work may not have accrued citations
- Showcase attention to a research output beyond academia
- Not biased by an over-arching metric
The Altmetric Bookmarklet
The free Bookmarklet lets you instantly retrieve altmetrics data for any article.
To install, go to: http://altmetric.it
Remember that the Numbers Don’t Tell You…
- Quality of the paper
- Quality of the researchers
- Whole story
Adapted from https://www.altmetric.com/
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).
With Christmas just around the corner, welcome to the December issue of our Research e-bulletin. Bringing all the Faculties and Institutes research news, events and information from across the RSB Office and The Graduate School.
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The UK Parliament is delighted to announce the launch of a new web hub for academic researchers.
‘Research Impact at the UK Parliament'<http://www.parliament.uk/research-impact> provides comprehensive information for researchers and universities on how they can engage with Parliament.
The hub answers three key questions:
• What is Parliament interested in?
• How does Parliament use research?
• Why engage with Parliament?
It provides essential information on ways to engage with Parliament and stay up to date, as well as contact details of parliamentary teams and staff who work with research to support Parliamentarians.
The pages feature a variety of case studies in which researchers from across the UK, and from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, write about their experiences of working with a number of parliamentary offices.