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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 […]

How should I use social media as a research source?

The rapid growth of social media has inevitably led to a wealth of data into all aspects of our everyday lives. At the same time, this has been accompanied by concerns about how we use data harvested from social media sources. There is already a growing literature out there on the ethical implications of using […]

UCL Bibliometrics Town Hall

Developing a policy for metrics at UCL UCL has been developing a set of principles on the responsible use of bibliometrics and other ways to measure research. This builds on UCL’s signing of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment in 2015; responsible evaluation practices in the 2017 UCL Academic Careers Framework; and UCL’s commitment […]

Up and Coming Events

We are pleased to announce the following workshops and events taking place in the up and coming weeks. Knowledge Quarter Codes Technical Social – 21 November 2018 The popular UCL Research Programming Technical Socials are now expanding under the name ‘Knowledge Quarter Codes’ in order to welcome participation from academic and industrial organisations across the […]

How to Share your FAIR Data – 25th October 2018

The Research Data Management team recently hosted a session on data sharing as part of Open Access week (22nd-28th of October). For further details about the event, see the Open Access webpages.