NIHR – Mental Health Themed Call webinar
A webinar to support applications to the Mental Health Themed Call will be held on Tuesday 1 May 2018, at 12:00 noon.
Did you know that Open Access Week is fast approaching? Dr. Tony Ross-Hellauer, Scientific Manager of the EU-funded OpenAIRE project, writes about some of the events taking place online to celebrate and support researchers and administrators:
“For this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, OpenAIRE has scheduled a full week of webinars on various exciting Open Science topics. During the week of October 24-30, join us at lunchtime (12.00 CEST) each day for key insights into the ethics and implementation of Open Science, especially as they relate to the EC’s Horizon2020 programme and OpenAIRE’s mission to foster the social and technical links that enable Open Science in Europe and beyond.
To participate in any (or all) of these webinars, please register here: https://goo.gl/HIcpJT“
Northumbria University staff and PGRs should also note that Ellen Cole and I are jumping the gun a little bit on OA week this year and holding our own Understanding Open Access session on 19th October, 12-1pm at City Campus. You can find out more and book here.
In preparation for the Horizon 2020 Call deadline (16th February 2016 ) for some Low Carbon Energy topics, the EU Energy Focus Team and the Knowledge Transfer Network will deliver a seminar on 21st January 2016 from 11am until 12 noon. The webinar will focus on how to address the evaluation criteria effectively and will include examples of evaluator feedback from the previous Call for Proposals.
To register for the webinar and view the list of topics, please click here.
I’ll be one of the presenters at next week’s Jisc-ARMA webinar on Defining an Open Access Service. The session, taking place on 1st October 12.30-13.30pm, targets research managers, librarians and other administrators involved in implementing an OA service. More details and free booking here: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/open-access-defining-an-open-access-service-01-oct-2015
Researchers interested in submitting proposals which involve the creation or curation of digital outputs, e.g. an interactive website, an online database, will be increasingly aware that many research councils and other funders now require “data management plans” to be submitted alongside the main funding bid.
These can be fairly daunting documents to tackle, especially for those who have not written one before. Fortunately help is at hand because the Digital Curation Centre have recently launched a new series of free online training sessions which will take place throughout the spring and summer. These brief sessions will last for one hour and will provide participants with an introduction to some of the current issues, some examples of emerging good practice, and an overview of tools and approaches.
The first webinar will focus on how to customise DMPonline – the DCC’s web-based tool to help researchers write data management plans – and will take place on Thursday, 10th April, 4pm. The DCC have recently released a new version of the DMPonline tool which offers a lot of flexibility in terms of how institutions can customise it.
You can create your own template to provide questions and guidance that researchers should respond to, add tailored guidance to help researchers answer funders questions, and provide examples and suggested answers. This webinar will demo the new version of DMPonline and profile the options available for customising the tool by showing examples from a number of early adopters.
For further details and to register for the webinar please go to http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training/webinars.
EThOS (http://ethos.bl.uk) is the national database for PhD theses, managed by the British Library. It’s a great resource for researchers, with over 100,000 UK theses freely available to download and use for your own research, and another 200,000 available to search and scan on demand.
The British Library have recently sent round notification of a free webinar to find out more about EThOS:
“Join us for a free webinar to learn how EThOS works. Find out how to search for and download theses, and what to do if a thesis isn’t available. If you’re a PhD student, find out what will happen to your thesis once it’s completed. We’ll also explain how EThOS works with UK universities to support the whole research cycle, making the theses more visible and available for new researchers to use and build on.
This webinar is aimed at researchers, students, librarians and anyone who is interested in finding and using PhD theses.
Host: Sara Gould, Development Manager at the British Library, who manages the EThOS service. Sara will answer questions after the webinar.
Webinar on 10 December 2013, 11.00am GMT, register at the link below: