Open Research in February

Research Bites in February is about Open Research. Come along to a session to learn about where to publish your open research data, how to make your publications open access, and some of the practicalities of the Open Research agenda: using Pure to record your research outputs; and using ResearchFish for RCUK-funded researchers.

February’s programme

Where can I publish my research data?
Wednesday 1st February, 12pm, Bowland North SR1. Live stream at 12.00 GMT.
Look at the key considerations about which services you can trust with your research data. We will also demo two major cross-subject data repositories: Figshare and Zenodo.
Hardy Schwamm, Research Data & Repository Manager

ResearchFish for researchers
Monday 6th February, 12pm, Bowland North SR1. Live stream at 12.00 GMT
This session is aimed at explaining the purpose behind the ResearchFish submission, who must submit and get a quick demo of the system or ask any questions you might currently have.
Claire Tinker-Mill, Research System Administrator, Research & Contracts Support Office (RCSO).

ResearchFish for funded students
Monday 13th February, 12pm, Bowland North SR1. Live stream at 12.00 GMT
Don’t know what the pesky emails are all about? Come along and learn what ResearchFish for funded PG students are all about, and why making a submission can make a difference.
Claire Tinker-Mill, Research System Administrator, Research & Contracts Support Office (RCSO).

What is Pure and why should I use it?
Friday 17th February, 12pm, Bowland North SR1. Live stream at 12.00 GMT
Get an overview of Pure, the University’s research information system.
Claire Tinker-Mill, Research System Administrator, Research & Contracts Support Office (RCSO).

How can I make my research open access?
Monday 20th February, 12pm, Bowland North SR1. Live stream at 12.00 GMT
Learn about different open access options, including adding your research outputs to Pure, the University’s research information system.
Claire Tinker-Mill, RCSO & Louise Tripp, Open Access Manager, Library.

Live streaming

We are still trialling live streaming and trying to get the service right, so apologies to anyone who has had issues connecting. Please leave feedback on December’s sessions on this survey.

Live stream links are now behind a University log in page to make them more secure.

Feedback

If you have any other feedback or ideas about Research Bites topics, the live streaming, or the presentations, please email us at academicliaison[at]lancaster.ac.uk.

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Scholarly publishing and open access

Thanks to Louise Tripp, Academic Liaison Librarian and Open Access Manager, for a very informative Research Bites session covering the essential considerations relating to scholarly publishing and open access.

The recording is now available (headphones recommended), as are the slides from the presentation (PDF).

Understand what’s required by policy

HEFCE, Lancaster University, and many funders such as Research Councils and Wellcome Trust have open access policies. Make sure you understand what is expected of you.

Choose your publication route

Follow the simple advice on Think. Check. Submit to decide if a journal is trustworthy.

The publication flowchart (PDF) will help you to understand the different routes to open access – green and gold.

Submit your manuscript

  • Acknowledge source of funding in your manuscript
  • Identify where and how associated data can be accessed via a
    data access statement
  • Acknowledge your affiliation to Lancaster University
  • Consider Author Rights before signing agreements

Create a record in Pure

Register your research output in Pure, deposit your Author
Accepted Manuscript within 3 months of acceptance.

Contact us for help

If you have questions at any stage, please contact openaccess@lancaster.ac.uk for advice.

‘Research Data’ recordings now available from January 2016

Thanks to all of the presenters and participants who have contributed their expertise and questions to Research Bites sessions so far in 2016!

Recordings of most of the sessions on Research data in January are now available from the Recordings archive here on the blog.

If you have questions about:

  • Managing your research data
  • Preserving your data
  • Data management plans
  • Depositing research data into Pure
  • Sharing data online
  • Research Data Management policies of funders or the University

please contact Hardy Schwamm and Rachel MacGregor at rdm@lancaster.ac.uk

If you have questions about:

  • Data encryption
  • Information Security
  • Lancaster University Box (cloud storage)

please contact ISS Help and Support

February’s Research Bites: Open Research at Lancaster

First of all, apologies for the slightly delayed release of February’s programme! Hope you can make it to some or all of these practical sessions on making Open Research happen at Lancaster University.

As always, anyone who is involved in conducting or supporting research at Lancaster University is welcome. Just turn up, no need to book.

We try to record all sessions using Panopto, and make the recordings available in the recordings archive.

Tea and coffee and a piece of cake is provided!

What you need to know about Open Access
Tuesday 2nd February, 12.00, Bowland North SR 15
Learn why Open Access is important, and how the Library can help you through it.
Louise Tripp, Open Access Manager, Library

Where can I publish my open research data?
Thursday 4th February, 12.00, Bowland North SR 4
Look at the key considerations about which services you can trust with your research data. We will also demo two major cross-subject data repositories: Figshare and Zenodo.
Hardy Schwamm, Research Data & Repository Manager, Library

What is Pure, and why should I use it?
Tuesday 9th February, 12.00, Bowland North SR 3
Get an overview of Pure, the University’s research information system.
Claire Tinker-Mill, Research System Administrator, Research & Contracts Support Office.

Updating your Pure Profile and other content
Friday 19th February, 12.00, Bowland North SR 15
A short demo about how to manage your profile on the University’s research information system.
Claire Tinker-Mill, Research System Administrator, Research & Contracts Support Office.

Adding Open Access Publications to Pure
Monday 22nd February, 12.0, Bowland North SR 5
Improve access to your research by learning how to add your open access research outputs to Pure, the University’s research information system.
Claire Tinker-Mill, Research System Administrator, Research & Contracts Support Office.

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eTheses at Lancaster: a guide to submitting an electronic thesis

Many thanks to Louise Tripp and Annette Lawrence from the Library for delivering the useful session on eThesis submission recently.

Panopto_Logo  In case you missed it, you can now view the recording.

The Library website also provides guidance:

Questions

Are outputs uploaded to Pure searchable from outside the institutional repository? Yes, Google indexes the contents of Pure/ePrints.

During the session, Louise referred to HEFCE’s future requirements for making research open access so that it would count towards the post-2014 REF. Is it necessary to upload research conducted in previous employment at other institutions?  The policy will apply from 1 April 2016 to accepted journal articles/conference proceedings with ISSN so Lancaster researchers would have to deposit and make it Open Access from that point to count towards the post-2014 REF. They wouldn’t have to make research open access retrospectively.

February’s Research Bites programme is all about Open Access

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The theme in January is Open Access.

We’re bringing together presenters from the Library, Research & Contracts Support Office and IEEE, to help you to develop your understanding of topics relating to parts of Domain D of the Researcher Development Framework: Engagement, influence and impact.

Join us for an informal 20 minute session. Just turn up, no need to book.

What you need to know about Open Access
Thursday 5th February, 12.00. Bowland North SR 4
Learn why Open Access is important and how the Library can support you through it.
Louise Tripp, Subject Librarian, Library.

Tools for sharing open research materials: Figshare and Zenodo
Friday 6th February, 12.00. Bowland North SR 4
This session looks at two Open Repositories (ORs) that promise easy sharing of research outputs:
Zenodo and Figshare.
Hardy Schwamm, Research data & Repository Manager, Library

Submitting an eThesis
Tuesday 10th February, 12.00. Bowland North SR 14
Find out why you need to submit your thesis online, learn how to do it, and address your worries about plagiarism and publication.
Louise Tripp, Subject Librarian, Library.

Adding Publications and Activities to Pure
Friday 13th February, 12.00. Bowland North SR 5
Improve access to your research by learning how to add your research outputs to Pure, the University’s research information system.
Sarah Brown, Research Support Officer, Research & Contracts Support Office

Intellectual Property issues in Open Access
Thursday 19th February, 12.00. Bowland North SR 4
An overview of the Intellectual Property issues you need to consider when publishing an Open Access research output.
Lorna Pimperton, Subject Librarian and Copyright Officer, Library

Research Bites Extra: Publishing with the IEEE
Friday 27th February, 12.00-1.00pm *60 minute session*, Bowland North SR 23
An overview of publishing with the IEEE for new and early career researchers in engineering, computing, medical and technology related areas.
Julia Stockdale, Sales Agent IEEE, Content Online Ltd.

Adding publications and activities to Pure

The last Research Bites session in November was ‘Adding publications and activities to Pure’, the last in a trio of informative demonstrations of the University’s research information system, by Sarah Brown.

Questions

Q: If I add conference papers and abstracts, will these be validated by the Library? Yes, the Library will expand on the entry in any way they can, with metadata and DOIs when validating the entry.

Q: Does the validation process include checking for typing errors and formatting the text of the entry? Yes, the validation process includes checking spelling and formatting text.