The full researcher training programme for 2021/22, including new sessions
Our Research Support Team provides training workshops for research students and staff, and these are included in the University’s Researcher Development Programme. Taking place in Oak Room, 3rd Floor, Catalyst, we cover topics such as publishing your research, open access, using Pure and EndNote, and writing a strong data management plan.
For Edge Hill staff and students publishing research articles, we have several deals in place with publishers to enable gold open access without article processing charges (APCs). Unfortunately, our deal with Wiley will be unavailable for most researchers from 1 July 2021 – 1 January 2022.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature across disciplines, making it a great tool for doing research. It also provides access to reliable article data, metrics and analytical tools. As well as the search function, Scopus has a powerful current awareness tool so new research in your discipline can be emailed to you at a time that suits you.
LibKey Nomad is a web browser extension that enables you to see with one-click which research articles are available open access or through Edge Hill library subscriptions. Nomad identifies the quickest way to access the full-text of an article and helps avoid paywalls.
Are you looking for business, company or industry information for your next assignment? We have a range of resources available to you. You’ll find them in the Subject Resources page for Business, Management and Accountancy.
Here we bring together all the guidance on using the new version of EndNote at home or on-campus.
What is EndNote?
EndNote is reference management software best used for research projects. It has lots of advanced features, but can take a long time to learn and master. If you wish to use referencing software for a taught course (undergraduate, PGT) we recommend using RefWorks instead.
‘The Open Revolution: making a radically fairer and free future’ Dr Rufus Pollock Tuesday 9th February 2021 10.30-11.30
An introduction by the UK Data Service to the new Catalogue of Mental Health Measures that compiles and organises information about mental health measures in over 30 studies. It features descriptions of the studies and the measures of mental health and wellbeing they have collected, as well as information about statistical resources and training.
The Catalogue of Mental Health Measures: Discovering the depths of mental health data in UK longitudinal studies.
Open Access Week is celebrated by universities and researchers from around the world, aiming to make openness a default value for research and how we share it. It could not take place at a busier time for academic libraries but, ever year the community comes together to share great practice and talks by inspiring individuals who are seeking to bring greater equity to research.
What was everyone doing?
There were loads of great events, but the British Library’s fantastic ‘Open and Engaged‘ conference stood out. This focussed on inequities in scholarly communications and showed what we can do to level the playing field for global research, so voices from researchers all places and institutions can be heard and valued. One takeaway was the need for ‘denorthernization’ – that is, shifting the focus away from just research written in English and from authors in the Global North.
What did we do at Edge Hill?
The Library and Learning Services Research Support Team ran a virtual poster exhibition on Twitter and delivered a webinar on sharing research and teaching materials openly on Figshare.
This poster promoted Edge Hill Pure, reminding researchers that by openly sharing your work, you can bring a whole new audience to it.
Tuesday– ‘the Invisible Researcher’
Here we highlighted ORCID, the research ID platform. This great initiative helps individuals with popular names stand out from the crowd and claim ownership of their research outputs.
Wednesday – ‘Don’t get held hostage by copyright’
Nothing illustrates copyright better than a werewolf! With this tweet we wanted to show how researchers can keep their copyright rather than signing it over to the publisher and by doing so, they can share their outputs far more widely and openly.
Like it or not, the open research movement (also known as ‘open science’) is gaining ground, and research funders are insisting on open research practices such as reproducibility and open access with zero embargoes. The future then, is looking bright for bringing true structural equity to research. Here we highlighted Edge Hill Figshare as a platform for making research outputs ore open.
Together with Dr Dawne Irving Bell from the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Liam delivered a webinar on sharing data openly with Figshare and introducing the National Teaching Repository, an open way to share teaching materials. It was great to show what we’re doing to make both research and teaching more open and accessible and discuss the benefits witht he community. You can here see the webinar recording here: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13123106.v1
EHU researchers have enjoyed fee-free open access publishing with Wiley since March. This post reports on a temporary ‘lever’ being applied to the deal, restricting researchers’ ability to publish open access.
Announced in March, the deal has enabled UK-based researchers to publish research articles in Wiley academic journals without facing open access charges.
To date, seven articles have been published by Edge Hill researchers through this arrangement, and ₤10,226 has been waived. However, since the deal has been hugely popular with UK researchers, a limit or ‘cap’ is set to be reached ahead of schedule – this determines how many articles can benefit.
As a result, only research funded by certain funders will be eligible for the deal from 12 October. The funders are: Wellcome, UKRI, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis.