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Social Media for academics: TODAY at 3pm

Alex Hope (@DrSustainable) is running a session on social media and networking for academics and researchers today at 3pm: Overview: There is massive potential to use social and digital media to develop a highly effective network but there is so much information on the Internet, where do you start? Dr Alex Hope (Faculty of Engineering…

Digital R&D for the Arts Launched

The AHRC, NESTA, and Arts Council England have joined together to launch a £7 million digital R&D fund for the arts. Arts Digital R&D Fund The fund will “support research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or explore new business models for organisations with arts projects.” I’ve included further details…

Using Twitter to find research funding

Here’s a guest post from Dr Sara Walker from the School of Built & Natural Environment at Northumbria University. Sara is Director of Research in the Department of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. I recently dipped a toe into the strange world of Twitter. Twitter enables you to “follow” a range of people and organisations and to find out…

#arma2012: Using Social Media in Research Support

Most of us have now returned from this year’s ARMA conference (apart from those who’ve bravely stayed on another few days for the PraxisUnico conference). A full write-up will follow, but in short the event was largely excellent: I attended several exceptionally interesting and useful workshops, made new connections with colleagues across the sector, and…

Preparing for ARMA 2012

A few of us from RBS are heading down to Southampton tonight for this year’s Association of Research Managers and Administrators conference, subtitled “Making a Difference!”. Taking place over 12th-13th June, the conference provides an opportunity to hear from our peers on a range of topics related to research management, from ways to improve pre-award…

Blogging and Tweeting Academic Research

There was an interesting post on the LSE Impact Blog last week which describes one academic’s experiences using blogging and tweets to highlight her research, which she made freely available in her institution’s open access repository: The verdict: is blogging and tweeting research papers worth it? As Melissa Terras explains, the bottom line is that…

Elsewhere…: Using Social Media In Research

The first post in what will become a semi-regular series rounding up the latest news and views from around the research blogosphere. This week we’re focusing on using social media in research. Let’s kick things off with a post from Julie Northam at Bournemouth University Research Office about the benefits of academic blogging: Academics who blog regularly…