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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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Creating and managing your ORCID

Tomorrow, 13:00 - 14:00

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

Pure Masterclass

Wed 17 Oct 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

Find out more

Pure Express

Wed 17 Oct 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

Find out more

Making the most of your Pure profile

Wed 17 Oct 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

Find out more

Recording your Research with Pure

Wed 17 Oct 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

Find out more

Open Access in five simple steps

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

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

Find out more

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

Wed 31 Oct 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.

Find out more

Shut Up and Write

Mon 5 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 reading… 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 doesn’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.

Find out more

Pure Masterclass

Tue 6 Nov 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

Find out more

Pure Express

Tue 6 Nov 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

Find out more

Making the most of your Pure profile

Tue 6 Nov 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

Find out more

Recording your Research with Pure

Tue 6 Nov 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

Find out more

Introduction to research data management in Biology, Medicine and Health

Wed 7 Nov 2018, 13:00 - 15:00

Researchers collect, receive and manage research data in many forms, ranging from measurements and questionnaires 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.

Find out more

7 steps to raising your research profile

Mon 12 Nov 2018, 13:00 - 14:30

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

Postgraduate Research: Understanding what to expect

Thu 15 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

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 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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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

Find out more

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 reading… 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 doesn’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.

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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?

Find out more