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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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Research data management in Biology, Medicine and Health

Tue 24 Apr 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 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.

This workshop will introduce:

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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How to get your research published: a step by step guide (hosted by Wiley)

Tue 1 May 2018, 09:00 - 11:00

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

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
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Managing research materials and data for the Faculty of Humanities

Thu 3 May 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 introduce:

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?

Tue 8 May 2018, 12:00 - 13:00

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?

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Research Data Management in Biology, Medicine and Health

Tue 8 May 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 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.

This workshop will introduce:

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.

Find out more

Open Access in Five Simple Steps

Thu 10 May 2018, 12:00 - 13:00

Open Access (OA) is an essential consideration for all Manchester researchers and PGRs. This bitesize 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

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How to write a great research paper, and get it accepted by a good journal (hosted by Elsevier)

Tue 15 May 2018, 14:00 - 16:30

Audience:

This seminar is suitable for researchers across all Faculties.

Background:

Knowing the best way of structuring your paper when writing it, and the most appropriate journal to send it to, really helps in getting your paper accepted. Also understanding how editors and publishers think and what they expect, and knowing how the peer review process works, is invaluable insight into the publishing process.

Results:

After attending this free 2 to 2.5 hour workshop, one in the Elsevier Publishing Connect Workshop series, participants will have a clear idea of the steps needed to be taken before starting to write a paper. They will also be able to plan writing manuscripts using the logical step sequence – not the sequence in which the paper will be read. Authors are also made aware of what aspects of their papers Editors, Reviewers, and Publishers look at critically, and to ensure that in taking care of these areas, their papers are much more likely to be accepted. Dealing with referees’ comments and the art of polite rebuttal are also described such that these can be used to improve the submitted paper suitably. Sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, duplicate publishing, etc. are also clearly explained such that participants have a clear understanding of what their responsibilities are, what is allowed, and what is not permitted.

Conclusions:

These insights into the publishing process will enable the participants to be more confident as an author in the world of science publishing, and so should help them get their papers published more easily.

Keywords:

Scientific Publishing, Paper authorship, ethics, journal

Information about the speaker:

Anthony Newman, who is making the presentation today, is a Senior Publisher with Elsevier, and is based in Amsterdam. Currently responsible for sixteen laboratory medicine and biochemistry journals, he joined Elsevier 30 years ago and has been Publisher for the last 19 years. Before then he was the marketing communications manager for the biochemistry journals of Elsevier. By training he is a polymer chemist and was active in industry before leaving London and moving to Amsterdam in 1987 to join Elsevier.

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Making the most of your Pure Profile

Wed 16 May 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

This workshop is for research staff and postgraduate research students who have a Pure account. The workshop will help you to make the most of Pure profile and increase your discoverability on Research Explorer. The session will start with a demonstration of key features, after which the Pure support team will be on hand to assist with any queries you might have, as you populate your profile.

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

• Showcase your best work through use of ‘highlights’

• Create a CV for your profile

• Link your content together

• Use keyword tagging to encourage discoverability

• Link your profile to external resources (including ORCID, FindAPhD etc.)

Before attending this workshop we recommend that you sign-in and make a start on your profile. You can find training guides for Pure on our website - http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/pure).

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Research Data Management in Science and Engineering

Thu 17 May 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 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.

This workshop will introduce:

• 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.

Find out more

Making the most of your Pure Profile

Wed 6 Jun 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

This workshop will help you to make the most of Pure profile and increase your discoverability on Research Explorer. The session will start with a demonstration of key features, after which the Pure support team will be on hand to assist with any queries you might have, as you populate your profile.

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

• Showcase your best work through use of ‘highlights’

• Create a CV for your profile

• Link your content together

• Use keyword tagging to encourage discoverability

• Link your profile to external resources (including ORCID, FindAPhD etc.)

Before attending this workshop we recommend that you sign-in and make a start on your profile. You can find training guides for Pure on our website - http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/pure).

Find out more

Making the most of your Pure Profile

Fri 15 Jun 2018, 10:00 - 12:00

This workshop is for research staff and postgraduate research students who have a Pure account. The workshop will help you to make the most of Pure profile and increase your discoverability on Research Explorer. The session will start with a demonstration of key features, after which the Pure support team will be on hand to assist with any queries you might have, as you populate your profile.

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

Showcase your best work through use of highlights

Create a CV for your profile

Link your content together

Use keyword tagging to encourage discoverability

Link your profile to external resources (including ORCID, FindAPhD etc.)

Before attending this workshop we recommend that you sign-in and make a start on your profile. You can find training guides for Pure on our website - http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/pure).

Find out more

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