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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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Managing sources and data in the Humanities

Today, 14:00 - 16:00

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.

This workshop will cover:

Effective strategies for backing up your computer and organising your files

Methods for working collaboratively on your files

Funder requirements for making your data available

Writing a data management plan

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

Find out more

Creating and Managing your ORCID

Fri 20 Oct 2017, 14:00 - 15:00

Ensuring connections between you and your research

ORCIDs are being adopted across all elements of the research community (ie, universities, publishers, funders) as the universal method for uniquely identifying researchers. They are free to create and link researchers to their research activities. At this session you can:

Learn more about the benefits of ORCIDs

Find out how to create your own ORCID

Discover how to easily manage your ORCID account

Find out more

Open Access in Five Simple Steps

Wed 25 Oct 2017, 13:00 - 14:00

Open Access (OA) is an essential consideration for all Manchester researchers and PGRs. As part of Open Access Week 2017, this bite-size workshop will explain OA 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 and funder Open Access requirements

Understand how the Librarys Scholarly Communication team can help you

Find out more

Postgraduate Research: Understanding what to expect

Fri 3 Nov 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

This workshop will introduce you to the key stages postgraduate researchers undergo in respect to a large research project. The objective is to illustrate the common challenges faced at the start of the project, as you progress with your writing, and once you reach the final stages of your work. The workshop will present postgraduate study as a process that can be universalized but has personal impact and you will work with others (who are interested in or currently engaged in postgraduate study) to map the relevant support available to you.

The workshop presents an opportunity for you to connect with others in the postgraduate community, it will showcase the wealth of support and resources you might access and it presents an opportunity to express any concerns you may have about making and managing this transition.

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Research Data Management in Biology, Medicine and Health

Wed 8 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 16:00

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 research data in many forms, ranging from measurements and models to patient records and images. 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.

This workshop will cover:

Effective strategies for backing up your computer and organising your files

Methods for working collaboratively on your data

Funder requirements for making your data available

Writing a data management plan

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

Find out more

7 steps to raising your research profile

Wed 22 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 15:30

Getting noticed promoting yourself and your research online

This workshop will help you develop strategies for managing your online research presence by considering the following questions:

Which online tools and platforms are the most useful to me?

How can I find the time to use social media tools to promote my research?

How can I maximise access to my research?

How do I know if my online presence strategies are effective?

Find out more

Managing sources and data in the Humanities

Wed 29 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 16:00

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.

This workshop will cover:

Effective strategies for backing up your computer and organising your files

Methods for working collaboratively on your files

Funder requirements for making your data available

Writing a data management plan

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

Find out more

Research data management in Biology, Medicine and Health

Tue 5 Dec 2017, 14:00 - 16:00

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 research data in many forms, ranging from measurements and models to patient records and images. 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.

This workshop will cover:

Effective strategies for backing up your computer and organising your files

Methods for working collaboratively on your data

Funder requirements for making your data available

Writing a data management plan

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

Find out more

Who's talking about your research online

Wed 13 Dec 2017, 14:00 - 15:00

A new way to track who's 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?

Find out more

Research Data Management in Science and Engineering

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

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 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.

This workshop will cover:

Effective strategies for backing up your computer and organising your files

Methods for working collaboratively on your data

Funder requirements for making your data available, including the EPSRC.

Writing a data management plan

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

Find out more

Managing sources and data in the Humanities

Wed 24 Jan 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

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.

This workshop will cover:

Effective strategies for backing up your computer and organising your files

Methods for working collaboratively on your files

Funder requirements for making your data available

Writing a data management plan

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

Find out more

Open Access in Five Simple Steps

Wed 14 Feb 2018, 13:00 - 14:00

Open Access (OA) is an essential consideration for all Manchester researchers and PGRs. As part of Open Access Week 2017, this bite-size workshop will explain OA 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 and funder Open Access requirements

Understand how the Librarys Scholarly Communication team can help you

Find out more

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