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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 research materials and data for the Faculty of Humanities

Tomorrow, 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

Find out more

Overview of Reference Management Tools

Fri 2 Mar 2018, 11:00 - 13:00

Getting organised: guidance for using reference management tools

Keeping track of published research, referencing other research outputs in your own writing and identifying new opportunities for collaboration can be time-consuming processes.

In this session we will help you to be well-organised and efficient, showing you how reference management software can help store, organise and annotate references and create accurate citations and bibliographies in thousands of different referencing styles.

Web-based packages also enable you to build academic social networks to share and discuss research publications, identify researchers working in your field and crowd-source the latest publications in your research area.

This workshop will introduce you to using reference management tools and the support provided by The University of Manchester Library.

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Research data management in Biology, Medicine and Health

Tue 6 Mar 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

Managing research materials and data for the Faculty of Humanities

Tue 20 Mar 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

Find out more

Postgraduate Research: Understanding What to Expect

Thu 22 Mar 2018, 09:45 - 11:15

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 Science and Engineering

Tue 27 Mar 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

Wed 4 Apr 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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Managing research materials and data for the Faculty of Humanities

Tue 10 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 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.

Find out more

Research data management in Science and Engineering

Tue 17 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.

Find out more

Creating and Managing your ORCID

Thu 19 Apr 2018, 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

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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.

Find out more

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

Find out more

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?

Find out more

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

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

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