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Workshops and training for researchers

 Attendance at MRE sessions counts towards Postgraduate Researcher training hours.  Add details to your eProg record following our MRE_eProg_guide.pdf.

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Introduction to research data management in Science and Engineering

Wed 21 Nov 2018, 13:00 - 15:00

Researchers collect, receive and manage research data in many forms, ranging from measurements and models to videos and simulations. Managing your data can be complex, but a little planning at the beginning can help you save time, increase your impact and work more effectively.

During this workshop we will consider:

Effective strategies for storing, backing up and organising your files

Methods for working collaboratively on your data

Writing a data management plan

Funder requirements for managing and sharing data

You are encouraged to bring an electronic device to this session.

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Open Access in five simple steps

Thu 22 Nov 2018, 10:30 - 11:30

Open Access is an essential consideration for all Manchester researchers and PGRs. This bitesize workshop will explain Open Access and why you should be thinking about openness when undertaking and seeking to publish your research.

By the end of this session you will:

Understand the benefits of Open Access for you as an individual researcher, and for the wider world

Understand different ways of publishing research Open Access

Know how to choose the most appropriate Open Access method for your work

Know how to ensure compliance with institutional, funder and REF Open Access requirements

Understand how the Librarys Open Access service can help you

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Shut Up and Write

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

Shut Up and Write is an event in which researchers come together for a fixed amount of time and write. During this time there is no talking, no internet, no readingÂ… just writing. It is a great way to carve out dedicated writing time and make progress on those thesis chapters, journal articles, or grant applications.

While 90 minutes doesnÂ’t sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks (with free tea, coffee and snacks) in between writing sessions of 25 minutes, to help keep you motivated and on-task.

The room will be open at least five minutes prior to the session. Please arrive early enough to allow yourself time to settle in. There will be a limited number of laptops available for use if required.

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PGR Representatives: The role, its challenges and sources of support

Wed 28 Nov 2018, 17:00 - 19:00

This workshop, for new PGR reps, will consider the role of a PGR rep in terms of the common situations and challenges you will be faced with. You will spend time considering how to address these challenges by identifying sources of support. It will present some examples of previous PGR rep initiatives and you will work with others to articulate your motivations and main objectives.

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Framing and Pitching a Book Project from Thesis Research (hosted by Manchester University Press)

Thu 29 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:00

In this session, a commissioning editor will provide advice on how to approach the task of framing a book project based on research undertaken from a PhD thesis. This will include ways to differentiate book from thesis, choosing the right publisher, and guidance on the expected parameters for length and illustration.

By the end of the session, attendees should have a sense of what publishers expect to see, what pitfalls to avoid, and hopefully some idea of where they could begin to develop their own work towards monograph publication.

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Editor Clinic: Book Project from Thesis Research (hosted by Manchester University Press)

Thu 29 Nov 2018, 15:00 - 16:00

This session is made up of 10-minute slots with a commissioning editor from MUP, giving you the opportunity to discuss your research and how you might use it as a starting point for a book project. The editors all work in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with an emphasis on History, Art, Archaeology, Sociology, Anthropology and Geography.

The slots are for attendees of the previous session on Framing and Pitching a Book Project from Thesis Research.

There is no obligation to publish with MUP, just friendly advice.

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Research Publishing: Evening Mixer (hosted by Wiley)

Thu 29 Nov 2018, 17:30 - 19:30

Wiley Blackwell is one of the largest international scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishers, covering every major academic and professional field.

Join the Wiley editors for an engaging, free-form mixer and discuss your thoughts on publishing and research over food and drinks. This mixer will provide a great opportunity to converse with the Wiley staff on all matters of publishing and careers in the industry. Come and enjoy the fun!

To find the venue see the map and guidance on the MANDEC website.

You may also wish to book your place for the subsequent Publishing Seminar with Question and Answer Panel on Friday 30 November.

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Publishing Seminar with Question and Answer Panel (hosted by Wiley)

Fri 30 Nov 2018, 13:30 - 16:00

Wiley Blackwell is one of the largest international scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishers, covering every major academic and professional field.

Publishing seminar

In this seminar Paul Trevorrow, Executive Journals Editor for Wiley and colleagues will provide expert guidance on:

* How to prepare and submit a manuscript

* How to choose and evaluate a journal and the appropriate article type

* The role of the Publisher

* The drivers for publication

* Manuscript preparation (abstract, structure, artwork and covering letter)

* Submitting the manuscript

* The editorial decision processes

* Peer review

* Publication Ethics

* The article production process

* Measuring the performance of the published article - publication metrics

* Open access and Creative Commons licenses

* Search engine optimisation

Question & Answer Panel

* Dr Simon Brandt Editor, Drug Testing and Analysis

* Prof. John Monaghan Editor, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

* Dr Laura Castanar Associate Editor, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

* Samantha Moore Journals Publishing Manager, Wiley

* Sean Haggerty - Journals Publishing Manager, Wiley

* Paul Trevorrow Executive Journals Editor, Wiley

Following the publisher presentation there will be a Q&A panel session with subject editors. This will provide an opportunity to have all of your specific publishing questions answered by the academics and publishing professionals. The Q&A session will be hosted by;

You may also wish to book your place for the preceding Research Publishing Evening Mixer on Thursday 29 November.

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Pure Masterclass

Mon 3 Dec 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

This interactive workshop will introduce you to Pure, the Universitys Research Information Management System.

By the end of the session you will be able to:-

Navigate the system

Make the most of your Research Profile

Manage your research records in Pure

Before attending this workshop, we recommend that you sign into Pure (pure.manchester.ac.uk) to check that you have access. To request access please email pure@manchester.ac.uk

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Pure Express

Mon 3 Dec 2018, 14:00 - 14:30

This 30 minute workshop will introduce you to Pure, the Universitys Research Information Management System. This interactive session will walk you through the systems key features.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

Navigate around the system

Set up a basic research profile

Customise your email settings

Before attending this workshop, we recommend that you sign into Pure (pure.manchester.ac.uk) to check that you have access. To request access please email pure@manchester.ac.uk

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Making the most of your Pure profile

Mon 3 Dec 2018, 14:30 - 15:15

This 45 minute workshop will help you to make the most of your Pure profile and increase your discoverability on Research Explorer.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

Showcase your best work through use of highlights

Create a public CV for your profile

Link your content together

Use keyword tagging to encourage discoverability

Link your profile to external resources

Before attending this workshop, we recommend that you sign into Pure (pure.manchester.ac.uk) to check that you have access. To request access please email pure@manchester.ac.uk

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Recording your Research with Pure

Mon 3 Dec 2018, 15:15 - 16:00

This 45 minute workshop will focus on the tools available within Pure to help manage your research records.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

Create and manage your research records, including publications and datasets though automated searches

Maintain and export your data via the Pure CV function

Integrate your account with other services, such as ORCID Find A PhD and

Understand other research support services available to you

Before attending this workshop, we recommend that you sign into Pure (pure.manchester.ac.uk) to check that you have access. To request access please email pure@manchester.ac.uk

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Introduction to managing research materials and data for the Faculty of Humanities

Thu 6 Dec 2018, 13:00 - 15:00

Have you ever had problems finding the latest version of a file, or discovered a file name you did not understand?

Researchers receive, collect and manage a lot of information from different sources ranging from documents and publications to surveys and videos. Managing your information can be complex, but a little planning at the beginning can help you save time, increase your impact and work more effectively.

During this workshop we will consider:

Effective strategies for storing, backing up and organising your files

Methods for working collaboratively on your files

Writing a data management plan

Funder requirements for managing and sharing data

You are encouraged to bring an electronic device to this session.

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Who's talking about your research online

Mon 10 Dec 2018, 13:00 - 14:00

A new way to track whos talking about your research

Researchers are increasingly required to demonstrate the impact that their research is having beyond traditional academia. The emerging area of altmetrics offers new and powerful ways to track and report on the online attention of research.

This session will provide an overview of the tools and support that the Library provides to University of Manchester researchers in this new area of scholarly communications.

During this session we will consider the following:

How are altmetrics being used by publishers, funders and research institutions?

How can I find out my own altmetric data?

How can I benefit from altmetric data?

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