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.
Postgraduate Research: Understanding What to Expect
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.
Open Access in Five Simple Steps
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
Creating and Managing your ORCID
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
Who's talking about your research online?
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?