The Library is running a series of workshops for staff this July with the aim of helping you get the best results for your research.
Open Access publishing: Policy and practice
Monday 14th July, 2-3.30pm
Open access is an increasingly important phenomenon in scholarly communication and is mandatory for a growing number of funding bodies. This session will bring attendees up to date with the latest developments in the open access debate, such as RCUK policy, as well as providing an overview of different open access publishing routes (both green and gold) available to researchers at Loughborough University.
Research data management
Tuesday 15th July, 2-4pm
Whilst efficient data management has always been part of good research practice, research data management is growing in importance in higher education. An increasing number of funding bodies require a data management plan to be submitted in a funding bid and the data produced to be shared, where possible. This session examines the importance of managing your data effectively and how to express this in a data management plan. It will also consider the issues of sharing and archiving data and how you can do this to meet funder requirements, as well as your own research needs.
Measuring your academic impact: Citations and other metrics
Wednesday 16th July, 10am-12pm
Research active staff are increasingly being called upon to demonstrate the impact of their research – whether for promotion, PRPs, funding applications, or research assessment. One way of assessing this type of impact of your research is through citation analysis, or bibliometrics. The Library provides access to a widening range of tools that facilitate this. This session will demystify the topic, so that you can see how metrics apply to your subject area and how you can use them to your advantage.
Increasing the visibility of your research
Thursday 17th July, 10am-12pm
Whilst you pride yourself on producing high quality research, are your research outcomes reaching the widest possible audience? Demonstrating the impact of your research is increasingly important for receiving funding, but to create an impact, it must first of all be noticed. This session will examine the various tools and services that are available to help you raise the visibility of your research outcomes, as well as discussing the benefits and challenges of this approach. The session will enable you to identify the most appropriate strategy for your own subject area.
Finding Research Information
Thursday 17th July, 2-4pm
This session keeps staff up-to-date with the range of information sources and services provided by Loughborough University Library that are available from their desktops and from mobile devices. It will enable them to refresh and refine their information finding skills, as well as identifying sources to help them keep aware of the developments in their research field.
You will need to accept an enrolment key onto LBA601 Research Central to be able to book on to the workshops. If they have any problems, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about our broad range of support for research is available here: