Google Scholar

Researcher development session:

Google Scholar

Thursday 19th July 2018, 12:00 – 13:00

Learn some tips for effective search strategies and how to follow the citation trail of items and people. The session will also cover saving items to RefWorks, setting up alerts and creating and maintaining your profile

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Annette Ramsden

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Wellcome launches fund for high-risk research

The Wellcome Trust has created a fund worth £250 million over the next five years to support high-risk research projects in the life sciences that struggle to find funding through more conventional schemes.

The Wellcome Leap Fund will support scientists, technologists and innovators from around the world who wish to investigate bold ideas but have difficulty in obtaining funding. This may be because their proposals are deemed too risky, because a big scientific or technical question must be answered first, or because the researchers lack an academic background in the life sciences.

https://wellcome.ac.uk/press-release/wellcome-launches-%C2%A3250m-leap-fund-place-big-bets-bold-research

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Where to Publish?

Researcher development session:

Where to Publish?

Tuesday 17th July 2018, 13:00

 

Select the appropriate publication for your article and get some tips on what editors are looking for and how to evaluate journals and avoid predatory publishers.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Annette Ramsden

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Translating academic thinking into business success

There is up to £40 million of funding available for businesses to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership can focus on any technology or industry area and last between 12 and 36 months.
Funding can help UK businesses to bring in a graduate, who will work on an innovation project. This will enable organisations to turn academic thinking into business change, support growth and future development.

Businesses should have a specific project in mind when they are applying. If a business already has a relationship with a university, college or research and technology organisation they can choose to work with them, or contact the network of Knowledge Transfer Advisers to help find a partner. Advisers can also offer additional project support including with the application.

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-and-academic-partnerships-apply-for-funding  or contact Michael Banford, Edge Hill University’s Business Development Manager.

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Journal Metrics

Researcher development session:

Journal Metrics

Monday 16th July 2018, 12:00 – 13:00

 

Looking at ‘evaluating’ the journal you locate during your research using the metric tools available to you: Impact Factor (IF); Journal Citation Reports (JCR); Google Scholar metrics; Elsevier’s CiteScore and Publish or Perish.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Annette Ramsden

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Do Metrics = Real Impact?

 

 

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Standing Up for Standing Out

Career Development Event for Early Career Researchers

12.00, Tuesday 09 October 2018
The Foresight Centre, Liverpool

Influencing and standing out are skills often overlooked by career development provisions. As a response to this, Professor Susan Wray FMedSci is calling for early career researchers from different disciplines and institutions across the North West to come together and work on the so-called ‘soft’ skill of communicating your research well and winning people (funders, employers, and team members) over.

To do this, there will be a skills workshop from scientist-turned-stand-up comedian Dr Steve Cross, where participants will have a chance to chat about the funny side of their research. Professor Deborah Ashby OBE FMedSci will be joining us to deliver a keynote speech ‘The Importance of Outliers’ about her career path in medical statistics, including those times in her career when she has been an ‘outlier’, and where that has taken her. The career development event will culminate in a panel discussion where attendees will have the opportunity to ask Academy Fellows for advice and guidance on how to go about overcoming any barriers that they are currently experiencing in their research, in their institution or in the scientific community more widely.

The event will be immediately followed by a North West Fellows’ Evening to foster connections between early career researchers and Academy Fellows from around the North West.

The event is free but places are limited, so register now to avoid disappointment.

The Academy of Medical Sciences events’ are for pre- and post-doctoral biomedical and health researchers, to give practical skills and the chance to network with colleagues. They also offer clinical academic trainees help in navigating the clinical academic training pathway and developing a research career.  Their Regional Fellows events aim to increase connectivity amongst Fellows, raise awareness of the Academy’s work amongst the broader biomedical community, and facilitate engagement between the Academy and the Fellowship. The Academy has established a network of Regional Champions to build on the already strong sense of collegiality across the Fellowship.

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UKRI to spend £900m on Future Leaders Fellowships

UK Research and Innovation’s scheme to provide long-term funding to help early-career researchers become independent will be worth £900 million over the next 11 years, the business secretary is set to announce. – See more at:

https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/research-councils/2018/6/UKRI-to-spend–900m-on-Future-Leaders-Fellowships.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalNewsDailyUpdate_2018-06-21#sthash.UswWWrC1.dpuf

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Applying artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies to improve service industries

UK Research and Innovation has up to £12 million to invest in projects that look at ways of applying artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies to improve service industries.
They are focusing on 3 specific sectors:

  • accountancy
  • insurance
  • legal services

Industries such as accountancy, insurance and legal services face competition from overseas. There are also challenges including identifying and preventing fraud, meeting audit requirements, assessing risk and reviewing large quantities of text. AI and data technologies could help to meet these challenges and make services more efficient, productive and competitive.

For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/developing-the-next-generation-of-services-apply-for-funding

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The MRC has just announced a new call in collaboration with the BBSRC and NIHR –  UK Nutrition Research Partnership (UK NRP) Collaborative Awards: Outline stage.

https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/uk-nutrition-research-partnership-uk-nrp-collaborative-awards-outline-stage/uk-nutrition-research-partnership-uk-nrp-collaborative-awards-outline-stage/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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