Come get the data, Carr tells researchers

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Human Services Minister Kim Carr is doing the rounds of Australian universities to encourage researchers to dip into the honeypot of data which his department is making available. The material provides huge potential for those working in health, the social sciences and many other areas, and has been welcomed by those ...

50 Shades of Grey in Scientific Publication: How Digital Publishing Is Harming Science

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Newsweek is dead. But we have Twitter. Harper-Collins just closed its last warehouse of books in the United States. Cambridge University Press, the oldest publisher of scholarly books and journals in the world, printing continuously since 1584, ceased printing operations this year and will outsource printing to another company. The ...

An Open Data Manifesto

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Denton Declaration Introduction On May 22, 2012 at the University of North Texas, a group of technologists and librarians, scholars and researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss and articulate best practices and emerging trends in research data management. This declaration bridges the converging interests of these stakeholders ...

British Library leads the way for sharing research data in the UK as five major institutions sign up to DataCite

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Five major research centres have expanded their commitment to make data more accessible through the British Library’s DataCite service, a global initiative which addresses the problem of how to find, access and re-use the results of research. The Archaeology Data Service, the UK Data Archive, the Natural Environment Research Council, ...

Research blogs

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Assorted research blog links at :- http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/higher-education-network-blog/2012/oct/10/higher-education-blog-directory-research?newsfeed=true source: The Guardian - Higher Education Network (10/10/12)

New analysis on factors associated with academics publishing more than others

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Motivation and the ability to network have a far greater impact on research productivity than age, gender, job satisfaction, managerial support or teaching load. That is the central conclusion of work by researchers from University College Dublin led by Jonathan Drennan, lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. Drennan's ...

Knowledge Exchange Virtual Research Environment Knowledge Base

Friday, September 14th, 2012

International Knowledge Base on Virtual Research Environments now released A knowledge base has now been launched providing information on international projects on Virtual Research Environments (VREs). Virtual Research Environments aim to help researchers from all disciplines to work collaboratively by managing the increasingly complex range of tasks involved in carrying out ...

Virtual Research Environments

Friday, September 14th, 2012

VRE Knowledge Base The purpose of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is to help researchers from all disciplines to work collaboratively by managing the increasingly complex range of tasks involved in carrying out research on both small and large scales. This website aims to support funding bodies, institutions and researchers who are ...

Humanities Research Group Working Papers

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The Humanities Research Group (HRG) has been publishing this series of Working Papers in the Humanities since 1993. A glance at the titles that have appeared in this series provides a summary of some of the most important and interesting issues to have occupied society in the past two decades, ...

Using Social Media for Research

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Today nearly a Billion people use Facebook, and more than 500 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another. YouTube receives more than 4 Billion video views per day, millions of people blog, and there are than more than 14 million articles on Wikipedia. Social Media today ...