The full researcher training programme for 2021/22, including new sessions

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Our Research Support Team provides training workshops for all researchers including students and staff; these are included in the University’s Researcher Development Programme.

Workshops cover topics such as publishing your research, open access, using Pure and EndNote, and writing a strong data management plan.

Catalyst building
Workshops take place in Oak Room, 3rd floor, Catalyst

Past workshops (with recordings):

Literature search for research
Thursday 21 October, 12-1pm

Focusing on the Scopus database but also considering new search tools, this session demonstrates how citation databases can enable comprehensive, systematic searching of the literature and provide new insights for research. You will be able to apply a search strategy, gain insights from citation analysis, used advanced tools and translate these techniques to other platforms.

Reference management with EndNote
Thursday 11 November, 12-1pm

Learn how to use software to manage your reading and automatically generate citations and references. This session focuses on EndNote, but can be applied to other tools like Mendeley or Zotero. It covers how to import sources, manage your library and use the Microsoft Word plugin to quickly insert citations, adding them to your bibliography as you go.

Introduction to Pure for research outputs
Thursday 18th November 12-1pm

Introduces the Pure research repository and guides you through the process of deposting your research. It includes advice on open access and complying with requirements such as journal rules and the REF policy.
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Doing your Data Management Plan
Thursday 2 December 12-1pm

All research projects at Edge Hill require a Data Management Plan (DMP). A good DMP outlines how data will be looked after during and after the research project, and ensures key considerations are addressed before the project begins. However, writing one isn’t always easy. Here we consider some of the questions typically asked by a DMP, and determine how to answer them accurately and concisely.
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Making your research visible
Thursday 20 January 12-1pm

Research needs to be easy to find, as quality alone doesn’t mean its potential readership will see it. In this workshop, we introduce proven ways to boost discoverability and potentially increase citations. Some may work better for your discipline than others.

Using the right metrics
Thursday 27 January 12-1pm

Which journal do I publish in? How can I demonstrate my research impact? How to support my promotion/funding bid?
Metrics can help us with these questions to an extent, but often don’t tell the full story and can be mis-applied. The session explains and demonstrates good practice in the use of bibliometric indicators.
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Introducing Open Research (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Tuesday 15 February 12-1pm

Open research embraces openness across the research cycle through making outputs, resources, and your evidence base (or ‘data’) freely available online. This session explains how to put these principles into practice and make your research as open as possible and as closed as necessary, potentially increasing the usage and value of your research.

Introducing Open Science (Sciences)
Thursday 24 February 12-1pm

This session introduces open research practice and considers contexts specific to STEM disciplines such as pre-registration and reproducibility.
Recording: [see ‘Introducing Open Research‘ above]

Getting published in journals
Thursday 10 March 12-1pm

Here we consider the steps required to get an article published. We cover the whole publishing process in the current landscape including selecting a publication, submission, peer review, open access, Pure and the REF.

Open access options for publishing
Thursday 7 April 12-1pm

Edge Hill researchers (students and staff) now have many opportunities to publish their journal articles open access, including ‘gold open access’, which previously required expensive fees in most cases. Open access has many benefits for both society and researchers, but knowing which OA ‘deals’ we have at the University can be confusing. This session explains how to navigate the available options and make informed choices.

Training for Researchers website

Can’t wait for these sessions? Date and time doesn’t suit you? Try our Training for Researchers website. This includes a wide range of researcher training resources. As we deliver the above sessions on-campus, we will also add complementary recordings to the site.

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Who can attend these workshops?

These sessions are aimed at research students (eg MRes, PhD) students and staff undertaking research. However, even if these descriptions don’t apply to you, you’re welcome to join us.

How can I book?

You can book a place using MyView (for EHU staff) or emailing the Graduate School (for research students).

Any questions?

Please email Liam Bullingham, Research Support Librarian