Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 10

Can Social Media Boost Your Research Career?

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Many of us use social media – e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs – on a daily basis, but is it simply a bit of fun, a chance to chat to family and friends, or can it boost your career as a researcher? The Vitae North West Hub are holding a short seminar which aims to …

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Apr 10

Wellcome Trust adds fire to Open Access debate

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There are some very interesting articles in the Guardian this week about what the paper is labelling the ‘academic spring’ (though with the weather recently, they’ll need to think carefully about that label) – i.e. the growing move towards open access publishing being required by research funders.  The Wellcome Trust has just added  impetus to …

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Apr 04

Europe 2020 and Healthy Ageing

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There is a strategy called Europe 2020…… and there is healthy ageing The European Union’s Europe 2020 strategy sets out a vision on how to create smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe by 2020.   There are seven flagship initiatives within the three priorities of: Smart growth – developing an economy based on knowledge and …

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Apr 03

Horizon 2020 participation rules – European Parliament’s view

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The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) published a working document on 22 March 2012 regarding the proposed rules for participation of Horizon 2020.  It makes for interesting reading. It looks like the rules of engagement for this EU research programme may actually be simplified compared with the previous seven framework programmes.  In fact, the …

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Apr 03

REF Roadshows roll into town….

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The PVC for Research, Professor Peter Golding, together with key staff from Research and Business Services, is delivering a series of Roadshows about Northumbria’s involvement in the REF. Each School will have its own specific Roadshow. The session will incorporate a presentation from the School’s AD for Research, giving specific information on what is expected at …

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Apr 02

Horizon 2020 explained

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Hopefully, you are all aware of the European Commission’s new name for the successor to Framework Programme 7, following last year’s competition to find a new name.  The EC wanted a name which the general public would automatically recognise as being Europe’s flagship programme for funding European research. Horizon 2020 will run from 2014 to 2020.  Expectations …

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