Tag: research

International Open Access Week – what’s happening at Portsmouth

Open Access is all about removing pay barriers and publisher control to make the research output of universities and other institutions available to everyone in order to maximise its impact and its usefulness to everyone.  Open Science is now an

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Postgraduate Research (PGR) Student Wellbeing Survey

Are you a postgraduate research student at the University?  If so, you are invited to take part in an Office for Students funded wellbeing study the University is running.  This study aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of

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Learn Citavi in 20 minutes

Citavi is a powerful and increasingly popular project and reference management tool.  The free version supports up to 100 references and offers the full range of tools as the purchased/licensed full version, so you can try everything Citavi has to

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Introducing Citavi for reference and project management

Joining the existing cast of popular reference management apps, including Zotero and Mendeley, Citavi is an increasingly popular research project management tool that also supports reference management.

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Showcasing your blossoming research for REF 2018: introducing ORCIDs

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment approaches once again.  Research England has strongly recommended anyone submitting to the REF in 2018 to have their own Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID).  If you want more information on setting up and

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Google as platform, Google as publisher?

Among the many things Google is involved in at the moment is the controversial new e-journal Distill, a product of its the Distill Working Group.  Operated at a distance as a peer-reviewed academic journal in the area of artificial intelligence, questions

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Put your PhD on another open access pedestal

Polishing off your PhD?  As well as submitting your thesis to the University’s open access Research Portal and the British Library’s digitisation scheme EThOS, you can now archive your thesis online at the Thesis Commons, providing yet another platform indexed

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Historical gleanings on Government House

Ever wondered how there was room for such a spacious library with park surrounding it in the middle of the urban sprawl that is Portsmouth? The answer might surprise you… 

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Calling all academics using social media: the NCCPE needs you!

Are you a member of academic staff enthusiastically engaging with social media to promote your research?  The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement are looking to develop support for academics who want to engage the public using social media and they

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Resolved: Researcher login to PURE temporarily unavailable

Update 23.01.18 – PURE is working normally again.  Thank you for your patience. We have received notification that PURE users are unable to connect to the system.  Information Services are currently investigating the problem and will advise when users are

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