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There are many web tools that can be used in a research context. Web tools can help you to search, communicate, collaborate, organise and disseminate your research effectively. 

Examples of typical workflow

Social Media

The University has created some general social media guidelines which give tips on things to consider with your social media presence. Those using images to promote their work via social media may also be interested in this helpful guidance on the correct sizing to use to make sure their post looks as good as possible.

The British Library ran a #ShareMyThesis competition (more information here) which challenged PhD students past and present to summarise why their PhD research is important in a single tweet. Almost 2000 people entered, many no doubt with their eye on the super prizes provided by Research Councils UK. The winners were:
  • Sarah Wiseman, UCL, 2014 - #ShareMyThesis Typing numbers wrongly in hospitals can kill people. Understanding why it happens can help design better systems and stop it! Read Sarah’s thesis in EThOS.
  • Louise Kettle, Nottingham, expected 2015 - Does UK learn from history in Middle East? Could it improve? Crucial research to avoid past mistakes & save blood & treasure #ShareMyThesis
  • Dave McLeod, Liverpool, 2013 - Can we forecast average weather conditions months in advance? Sure. What about malaria? Yep. How? Read it to find out more...#ShareMyThesis Read Dave’s thesis in EThOS.

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