Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Abstracting & Indexing Databases

 

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 09:00-10:00

 

This session covers how to optimise your research process using Web of Science, how to effectively put together a search strategy, citation analysis, looking at hot/highly recommended papers and author H-indexes.

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

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NIHR Research Design Service North West’s November 2018 e-bulletin is now available

RDS NW monthly e-Bulletins

 

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Equality and Diversity in Research Design

 

Equality and Diversity in Research Design
Wednesday 21 November 2018, 14:10-15:30

 

Attendees will consider how equality and diversity factors apply and impact on research proposals; planning; methodology; data collection analysis and evaluation.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Research Governance and Ethical Approval Processes

 

Research Governance and Ethical Approval Processes

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 10:30-11:50

 

This is an introduction to the University’s Code of Practice for the Conduct of Research which is where we lay out the expectations of how researchers should engage with the research process. The nature and purpose of ethical approval will be considered so that you appreciate why ethical scrutiny of proposed research is necessary and what those conducting such scrutiny are looking for. In addition, the requirements of the formal processes and procedures in relation to research ethics will be introduced. The session reflects national benchmarks including those of the UK Research Integrity Office, UKRI and the Concordat to Support Research Integrity.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Citation Metrics: Measure Your Influence

 

Citation Metrics: Measure Your Influence
Wednesday 14 November 2018, 14:00-16:00

 

 

Have you wondered how influential your publications are? Do colleagues read them? Do they cite them? Who has cited them? When? Where? – and most importantly, How often? This session will provide a critical outline of author citation metrics.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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EU ocean initiatives set out on global stage

The European Commission has said at an international conference on oceans that it will be spending €182 million on ocean research, including efforts to reduce plastic pollution.

See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/europe/horizon-2020/2018/10/EU-ocean-initiatives-set-out-on-global-stage.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalNewsDailyUpdate_2018-10-30#sthash.YykJKZuw.dpuf

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APEX Awards

The British Academy, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, with support from the Leverhulme Trust, invites applications for its academies partnership in supporting excellence in cross-disciplinary research (APEX) awards. These enable established, independent researchers with a strong track record in their respective area, to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society. The objectives of this scheme are to:

•support interdisciplinary research that is unlikely to be supported through conventional funding programmes;

•promote collaboration across disciplines, with a particular emphasis on the boundary between science and engineering and the social sciences and humanities;

•support researchers with a track record, in developing their research in a new direction through collaboration with partners from other disciplines;

•enable researchers to focus on advancing their innovative research through seed funding.

https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/apex-awards/

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UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities: Pre-Announcement

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) together with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) will launch a bilateral call for collaborative research proposals bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK with humanities (including law and linguistics) researchers in Germany. We anticipate that this will be the first in a series of annual bilateral DFG/AHRC calls.

The aims of the call are:

  • to support research in the humanities, law and linguistics undertaken by UK-German teams, whose primary aim is to make fundamental advances in human knowledge,
  • to deepen and strengthen cooperation between UK and German researchers, and to foster the growth of a transnational UK-German research culture.

https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/uk-german-call-for-proposals-in-the-humanities-pre-announcement/

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Wolfson Foundation awards the British Academy £10 million to boost the humanities and social sciences

The British Academy has been awarded £10 million from the Wolfson Foundation to enable young scholars to develop their careers as researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

The grant is the largest single investment to date from the charity in these disciplines and will support the introduction of British Academy Wolfson Fellowships to help early-stage researchers launch their careers.

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/news/wolfson-british-academy-announcement?from=homepage

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British Academy – Academy of Science of South Africa Early Career Research Collaboration Workshop

The Academy of Science of South Africa and the British Academy are inviting applications from early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences to attend a research collaboration workshop on the broad theme of Urban Lives. The workshop aims to incentivise and establish engagement and collaboration between early career researchers from a broad range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences in South Africa and the UK, encouraging the exchange of ideas across both disciplinary and national boundaries.

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-frontiers?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fundingcall%20%7C%20knowledge-frontiers%20%7C%20%20%7C%20International&utm_content=International&utm_term=20181025

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