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Open Access: Training and Support

This guide is intended to provide advice on open access to researchers

Training and Support

The Library's Open Access Team will be running a number of training sessions for Staff & PhD students via Microsoft Teams in semester one. 

These courses cover a range of topics including Open Access, Pure, REF, Maximising your Research Profile, Copyright, E-thesis and Metrics. For course details and information on how you can book your place, please see below.

The full list of OA training dates for 2020 can be viewed below.

 

MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 2020: 10:00 - 11:30

Missing a tric(k)? Bibliometrics and altmetrics

This training session is an introduction to bibliometrics and altmetrics. The course will provide information on the following:

  • Use of bibliometrics as a measure of impact at (i) article (ii) journal and (iii) author level
  • Evaluating their strengths and weaknesses
  • Use of altmetrics. Understanding their purpose and role
  • Considering if metrics really 'measure' impact of research

Please login to MyFuture to book a place. Training will be delivered via MS Teams.

WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2020: 11:00 - 13:00

Copyright and your e-thesis

Designated training for all Postgraduate Research (PGR) students who wish to gain an understanding of copyright and how it applies to your e-thesis

This course will make students aware of Queen's requirements for e-thesis submissions and the copyright implications for this

The training will include:

  • Defining copyright
  • Outlining the university's requirement for e-thesis
  • Explaining the concept of fair dealing
  • Outlining the process of seeking permission for copyright

Please login to MyFuture to book a place. Training will be delivered via MS Teams.

TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2020 : 11:00 - 13:00

E-thesis Essentials: Part 2 (The Sequel)

This is a new, two-part training course essential for final year PGR/PhD students. This is recommended training for all those who are in their final 12 months of study.

Designed only for those who will complete their PGR thesis and will upload their e-thesis in the next 12 months.

 

Content:

Part one: Being visible as a researcher online 

Part two: E-thesis submission and visibility. Getting the most out of your thesis for you

Each part is a pre-requisite for the other. You cannot attend part two without first having attended part one. And vice versa.

This course will give helpful advice on ways in which you can become more visible as a researcher and how you can maximise outputs from your e-thesis so that you can stand out in the job market as you apply for roles post-PhD.

Class numbers are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

If you are a Postgraduate Research Student, please login to MyFuture to register for this event

TUESDAY 8th DECEMBER 2020: 11:00 - 12:30

Maximising your research profile: Insights, Tools and Possibilities

Content:

  • Making your research accessible via Open Access Publishing
  • Getting you and your research noticed online using Queen’s Research Portal, Twitter and Blogs
  • Measuring your research impact using Bibliometrics & Altmetrics 

PGR Students: To register, login via MyFuture and select Events>Workshops (Career Grad School & LDS)> search for the course. 

Staff: Please email openaccess@qub.ac.uk for more information.

THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER 2020: 15:00 - 17:00

Pure Class! Training on Pure and the Research Portal

This training session is a hands-on workshop that provides information on Pure and the Research Portal. All Postgraduate Research students will have an account on Pure, which is used to capture your research activities and outputs at Queen's.  This training session will address the following topics:

  • Pure - what is it? Who uses it? Why is it important? How to customise your profile? Use of ORCiD as a useful tool
  • Research Portal - what is it? Why don't I use it?! Benefits of using it? How to search using it?
  • All PGR students are encourgaed to attend this very useful workshop.

Please login to MyFuture to book a place. Training will be delivered online via MS Teams.

TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2020: 11:00 - 13:00

E-thesis Essentials: Part 1

This is a new, two-part training course essential for final year PGR/PhD students. This is recommended training for all those who are in their final 12 months of study.

Designed only for those who will complete their PGR thesis and will upload their e-thesis in the next 12 months.

 

Content:

Part one: Being visible as a researcher online 

Part two: E-thesis submission and visibility. Getting the most out of your thesis for you

Each part is a pre-requisite for the other. You cannot attend part two without first having attended part one. And vice versa.

This course will give helpful advice on ways in which you can become more visible as a researcher and how you can maximise outputs from your e-thesis so that you can stand out in the job market as you apply for roles post-PhD.

Class numbers are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

If you are a Postgraduate Research Student, please login to MyFuture to register for this event

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER 2020: 15:00 - 17:00

Copyright and your e-thesis

Designated training for all Postgraduate Research (PGR) students who wish to gain an understanding of copyright and how it applies to your e-thesis

This course will make students aware of Queen's requirements for e-thesis submissions and the copyright implications for this

The training will include:

  • Defining copyright
  • Outlining the university's requirement for e-thesis
  • Explaining the concept of fair dealing
  • Outlining the process of seeking permission for copyright

Please login to MyFuture to book a place. Training will be delivered via MS Teams.

TUESDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2020: 11:00-12:00.

Open Access - The future of academic publishing 

Content:

  • An overview of open access and its benefits
  • Plan S & the Wellcome Trusts’ OA policy requirements
  • What to consider when publishing
  • The support and guidance available to Queen's researchers

PGR Students: To register, login via MyFuture and select Events>Workshops (Career Grad School & LDS)> search for the course

Staff: Please email openaccess@qub.ac.uk for more information

WEDNESDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2020: 14:00 - 14:30 via Teams

Open Access Policy for REF 2021 

Content:

Open Access is now a requirement for REF eligibility. HEFCE’s Open Access Policy applies to journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication from 1st April 2016 onwards. During this session we will demonstrate what you need to do in order to comply with the policy to ensure that your work is eligible for the REF. 

 

 

To register, email openaccess@qub.ac.uk

WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2020: 13:00-13:45

Copyright for supervisors

Are you a PGR supervisor? Confused about copyright? This is designated, condensed training for those who supervise Postgraduate Research (PGR) students who wish to gain an understanding of copyright and how it applies to your student's e-thesis. Note that all PGR students have to now upload an electronic version of their thesis to Pure upon submission. This has significant implications for copyright.

This course will make supervisors aware of Queen's requirements for e-thesis submissions and the copyright implications for this

The training will include:

  • Defining copyright
  • Outlining the university's requirement for e-thesis
  • Explaining the concept of fair dealing
  • Outlining the process of seeking permission for copyright

If you are a supervisor of a PGR student, it is recommended you attend.

Please login using iTrent to register for this event

WEDNESDAY 16th DECEMBER 2020: 14:00 - 14:30 via Teams

Open Access Policy for REF 2021.

Content:

Open Access is now a requirement for REF eligibility. HEFCE’s Open Access Policy applies to journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication from 1st April 2016 onwards. During this session we will demonstrate what you need to do in order to comply with the policy to ensure that your work is eligible for the REF. 

To register, email openaccess@qub.ac.uk