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Altmetric Webinar: So what does anyone REALLY do with altmetrics?

It’s been over five years since the term “alt-metrics” was coined and the metrics landscape has radically altered in that time. Research producers and funders, from large academic institutions to global funders to tiny non-profits and institutes, are using these new metrics in ways Altmetric hadn’t even conceived of when they launched their institutional platform two years ago.

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Managing Your Research Data

Research data is something that everyone works with, regardless of discipline. From huge data sets to high resolution photographs of artefacts, managing lots of stuff in a way that means you can not only find things but also make sure nothing gets lost accidentally is key to the success of any research project.

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All you need to know about data management plans

Are you a researcher applying for grants? Or perhaps a librarian or someone supporting researchers with their grant applications? If so, this workshop is for you.

 

During this event you will learn everything you need to know about data management plans:

  • What are they
  • Why are they suddenly required as part of grant applications
  • What to include in data management plans?
  • Tools to help writing data management plans

This sessions is going to be interactive and there are joining requirements:

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Research Data Management Workshop for GSLS PhD students

Have you ever had problems locating the latest version of a file, or come across obscure file names?

 

Researchers receive, collect and need to manage a lot of information from different sources.

Additionally, some researchers will also work with research data. Research data takes many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue, but done correctly from the start, could save you a lot of time and hassle - when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

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Research Data Management Workshop for GSLS PhD students

Have you ever had problems locating the latest version of a file, or come across obscure file names?
Researchers receive, collect and need to manage a lot of information from different sources.
Additionally, some researchers will also work with research data. Research data takes many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.
Managing digital information properly is a complex issue, but done correctly from the start, could save you a lot of time and hassle - when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

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Understanding Creative Commons, And Other Copyright Adventures

You may have heard of Creative Commons but what are they, how can you take advantage of them and how can you use them to protect and share your research? In this session we will explore Creative Commons licencing, what you can and cannot do with the various options, as well as how to be a good internet citizen when online.
The session with be themed around STEM disciplines but all other disciplines are welcome to attend.

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Understanding Creative Commons, And Other Copyright Adventures

You may have heard of Creative Commons but what are they, how can you take advantage of them and how can you use them to protect and share your research? In this session we will explore Creative Commons licencing, what you can and cannot do with the various options, as well as how to be a good internet citizen when online.
The session with be themed around STEM disciplines but all other disciplines are welcome to attend.

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Wrangling Your Citations Like A Pro

Doing research involves reading a lot of other people's work and trying to figure out how it applies to what you're doing. But how do you manage all of this literature in a way that you can not only keep it organised, but also easily turn what you've read into a handy bibliography, or list of references?
In this session we will look at managing your citations with Zotero. We will explore how this tool allows you to keep on top of what you read online as well as how it can make referencing-induced headaches a thing of the past.

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Maximising Metrics With Your Research

When publishing your research, you often need to measure how far your research has gone or how many people have read it. But how can you tell the difference between bibliometrics or altmetrics? And what about impact or the h-index?
In this session we will show you how to make metrics work for you and how to make sense of the various options that are out there for you to take advantage of.
The session with be themed around STEM disciplines but all other disciplines are welcome to attend.

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