Training and Support Resources for Research
Introduction to Open Science at UCL
Once you watch the video, you can take the accompanying quiz online.
UCL Training Resources
There are many sources of training and guidance across UCL, delivered by different teams online and in person outlined below.
We recommend new staff and PhD students start with our Open Science & Scholarship Module on Moodle. We also have a guide especially for PhD students.
UCL Organisational Development
The Organisational Development team contributes to the UCL mission by providing the opportunities and tools to support our leaders, staff, and research students to achieve excellence, build careers, and play their part in changing the world for the better.
UCL Short Courses
Continue learning with UCL's vast range of short courses and continuing professional development (CPD).
Communities & Forums
There are a wide range of communities and forums that you can join to share your research, get advice and learn something new. We have collated a few below - if you are a part of a UCL research community that is not represented here, please get in touch.
- IT, Software Engineering and Writing Code
- Take part in UCL Carpentries or investigate the wider carpentries community worldwide
- Join a Code Club like the UCL coding club
- Investigate Academia Stack Exchange, a question-and-answer site for academics and those enrolled in higher education.
- Get involved with the UCL Research Programming Hub, they host events and have an online community to bring together research groups who develop software for research to promote sharing, collaboration and community support.
- Join the ReproducibiliTea journal club or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Explore The Turing Way, an open source community-driven guide to reproducible, ethical, inclusive and collaborative data science.
- Research Data
Research Support Teams Overview
There are also a wide range of teams that are available to support you with different aspects of your research, such as:
- Data Protection, Copyright and Intellectual Property
The Data Protection website has a wide range of resources and support for understanding data protection and what you need to be aware of when doing your research.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
UCL Library services Copyright Team offers information and assistance on a wide range of copyright and intellectual property issues.
- Digital Humanities
The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (UCLDH) is a cross-faculty research centre, bringing together a vibrant network of people who teach and research in a wide range of disciplines.
- Ethics, Transparency and Reproducibility
The Research Integrity website details all the policies and advice you need to ensure you adhere to the Code of Conduct for Research. UCL regards it as fundamental that research should be conducted, and the results of research disseminated, honestly, accurately and in accordance with professional standards.
- Innovation and Enterprise
UCL Innovation and Enterprise help and support you in developing your connections with business and developing your research to be commercialised. They also provide access to schemes that encourage connections beyond academia.
- Research and Policy
UCL Public Policy team
UCL Public Policy helps researchers and policymakers engage and interact on key policy questions, arranges placements for researchers in government and helps researchers translate their work into policy-focused output.
Policy Impact Unit
The Policy Impact Unit (STEaPP Department) provides professional policy engagement expertise and support to help feed research-based evidence into the policymaking process.
- Sharing, Public Engagement and Impact
Research Impact Curation and Support team
The Research Impact Curation and Support team supports impact across the full range of disciplines, whether for REF or in broader research communication strategy.
UCL Public and Cultural Engagement
The Public Engagement Unit helps staff arrange events and workshops to engage with diverse publics through training, funding and evaluation support. Linked to this, UCL Museums and Collections help develop exhibitions and events, and the Bloomsbury Theatre provides performance spaces for staff and students.
- Technical support
The UCL Information Security Group exists to help both staff and students manage their responsibilities when it comes to looking after their own and UCL’s information
Research IT Services (RITS) provide free advice and consultancy to help you to make the best use of IT when managing or carrying out research. They also support the UCL HPC services and the Research Data Storage Service.
Data Safe Haven
The SLMS Data Safe Haven is available for use by all UCL faculties and provides a technical solution for storing, handling and analysing identifiable data. It has been certified to the ISO27001 information security standard and conforms to NHS Digital's Information Governance Toolkit.
- UCL Grand Challenges
UCL Grand Challenges convenes and cultivates cross-disciplinary collaborations that explore interconnected solutions in six areas related to matters of pressing societal concern.