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Research Integrity & Research Support course for PhD students- 27/03

This regular training course introduces PhD students to research support available during the course of their studies. It is relevant for all PhD students, whatever the stage reached in their project and is applicable to all disciplines. The half-day session focuses on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access and Research […]

Book now! Writing a Data Management Plan – 03/04 and 24/04

Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important skill for researchers across all disciplines and career stages. Most research funders are introducing new requirements around Data Management as part of the application process. Often researchers will be asked to produce a Data Management Plan or be required to share data at the end of a […]

Digital skills courses & drop-ins – Term 2

Students and staff can book new ISD courses to develop their skills in a wide range of topics, including bibliographic software, data analysis, databases, graphic applications, SharePoint, UNIX, R, spreadsheets and more. Digital skills drop-ins are also available during term time, on Wednesdays. Find more information about dates, locations and how to book the courses. […]

Love Data Week – free events: 11-15/02

The 4th international Love Data Week is celebrated across the world between the 11 and 15/02/2019. Free events are taking place in London and the UK, including: The Birkbeck Library will run many sessions, open to all; topics include: Data Management Plans, NVivo, Open data and the GDPR. See full list of events and registration. […]

An Introduction to Text and Data Mining (TDM)  

What is TDM?   There are various definitions of Text and Data Mining (TDM) which cover both the technicalities and utilities of the practice. The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) usefully define TDM as: ‘The use of automated analytical techniques to analyse text and data for patterns, trends and other useful information’. Even within TDM, there are different […]

Research Integrity & Research Support course for PhD students- 30/01

This regular training course introduces PhD students to research support available during the course of their studies. It is relevant for all PhD students, whatever the stage reached in their project and is applicable to all disciplines. The half-day session focuses on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access and Research […]

UKRI Data Management Plans – Guidance for Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) Applicants

All applications for the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships require a data management plan. As the umbrella organisation of the UK’s major Research Councils, there is an expectation that all UKRI-funded research is ‘to be made available to the research community in a timely and responsible manner unless there are exceptional reasons why […]

Oral History and Research Data Management

Oral history can be a complicated beast when it comes to issues surrounding consent and ethics. Firstly, oral history is considered both a methodology and a field of study so this inevitably complicates things for researchers. As a field of study that has developed into its current form over the past fifty years, oral history […]

How and where can students find data to re-use in a research project?

This guide will aim to provide some useful advice for students on finding data to re-use during their research projects. Data Resources Online You may want to start by using UCL Explore to search for research studies based on secondary datasets. From there, you can consult the Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data.org) – a […]

Research IT & Data Management drop-ins: new dates in 2019

The Research Data Management and Research IT teams run regular drop-in sessions. These sessions are open to all UCL research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the RITS service areas; if you have any questions or problems related the […]

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