Researcher workshops – are you REF Ready?

From the 1st April 2016 everyone who wishes their articles/papers to be eligible for the next REF exercise will need to follow HEFCE’s Open Access requirements.

In order to help you understand and get ready to meet these requirements the library is running a number of workshops this semester that will summarise the main requirements, run through what you will need to do and give chance for questions.

The days and times of the workshops are listed below and if you would like to attend simply follow the link and fill in the booking form.

Date and time Session
Friday 26th February, 12.00-13.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements
Wednesday 16th March, 16.00-17.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements
Monday 28th March, 14.00-15.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements
Tuesday 19th April, 10.00-11.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements

All sessions will take place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

Researcher workshop programme – semester 2 15/16

Throughout semester 2 the library is running a programme of sessions aimed at researchers.

All the sessions are taking place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre and you can find out more about them, and sign up to attend, by looking through the Library classes timetable for the researcher workshop sessions: http://libguides.rgu.ac.uk/classes or by following the links in the table below.

Date and time Session
Thursday 28th January, 15.00-16.00 Introduction to Research Professional
Wednesday 3rd February, 13.00-14.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements
Tuesday 9th February, 13.00-14.00 Literature Searching: Search Strategies and Techniques
Thursday 18th February, 11.00-12.00 Introduction to RefWorks
Thursday 18th February, 12.00-12.30 Introduction to RefShare
Friday 26th February, 12.00-13.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements
Wednesday 2nd March, 14.00-15.00 Introduction to Research Professional
Monday 7th March, 12.00-13.00 Keeping Current
Wednesday 16th March, 16.00-17.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements
Thursday 24th March, 10.00-11.00 Introduction to Journal Citation Reports
Monday 28th March, 14.00-15.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements
Wednesday 6th April, 12.00-13.00 Introduction to Research Data Management Planning
Tuesday 12th April, 11.00-12.00 Introduction to Research Professional
Tuesday 19th April, 10.00-11.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements

In addition library staff are available over the semester if you would like to make a one-to-one appointment with us. If you would like to set up a one-to-one appointment please contact us at libclient@rgu.ac.uk.

Changes to open access requirements for REFable published research outputs; researchers please note!

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) have adjusted their open access requirements for published outputs intended for submission in the next REF exercise. For journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication post 1 April 2016,  HEFCE originally asked that these be made open access within 3 months of being accepted by the publisher. Now HEFCE is requesting that the same items be made open access 3 months after publication. Further details can be found here http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/Year/2014/201407/

Maybe you are submitting to the next REF and don’t understand open access and it’s impact on you? The Library’s next Researcher workshop Open Access – REF, research funders and more on Wednesday 29th July 2015 10-11am, will help. Further details here https://rgulibraryblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/researcher-workshop-programme-summer-2015/