Research Support Workshops

abstract imageUNE Library’s Research Advisory and Engagement Services (RAES) will be holding a series of workshops covering a variety of topics across the research lifecycle:

  • helping you to select publishers;
  • measuring your impact and engagement;
  • disseminating your work online;
  • and managing your research data.

The workshops will be running from 16 November to 14 December and held each Thursday, 2.00–3.00 PM in the Dixson Library Training Lab.

Post-graduate students, researchers, and academics from across all schools are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Strategic publishing

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:00–3:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab

Making your research impactful, engaging, and visible is greatly assisted by the choices you make for publishing. Does your intended publisher target the right audiences? Can you work be found easily? Does your intended publisher have proven past performance? The Dixson Library will provide advice on various aspects of strategic publishing including predatory publishing, open access and open data, database indexing, and journal rankings.


Publishing research data for the future

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:00–3:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab

Research data is a valuable asset. Considering and planning for the future of your data can help you work more efficiently throughout the lifetime of a project. Dissemination of your research data is greatly facilitated through futureproofing. Datasets are rarely single-use, when you want to return to a dataset years after its initial development, the preparations you have made today will pay dividends. The Dixson Library will provide guidance on preparing data for preservation, setting up sensible data packages, thinking about discovery of your data, and thinking about future reuse by you/your team/citers.


Research impact and metrics

Thursday 30 November 2017, 2:00–3:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab

Measuring your research impact is achieved through harvesting metrics associated with your outputs’ citation, dissemination, and collaboration. These metrics can be leveraged in the narratives informing your applications for grants and promotions. The Dixson Library will provide advice on what metrics are, different kinds of metrics, where to find them, and how to use them when creating narratives around research impact.


Writing and maintaining a research data management plan

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 2:00–3:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab

Funding bodies, ethics clearance, and UNE University policy all feature requirements that are facilitated by creating a Research Data Management Plan (DMP). A DMP is a living document that assists researchers in considering and documenting decisions for the type and scale of the data your will produce, the associated storage and preservation necessities, the sensitivity issues, and the administrative controls of ownership of and access to research data. A complete and up to date DMP will assist research projects in communicating research data decisions to collaborators, funders, and publishers throughout the life of a research project. The Dixson Library will provide guidance on what research data management plans are, how to set one up, and how to maintain one.


Managing online profiles

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:00–3:00 PM, Dixson Library Training Lab

A broad set of online profile tools are available to researchers, but using them in a consistent and effective manner can seem like a steep learning curve. Mastering the basics of research profile tools can have a significant positive outcome for your research career. The Dixson Library will take a look at a variety of online author profile apps that help researchers disseminate and discuss their work, communicate with the wider research community, and find potential collaboration partners.