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Research support: Researcher Training

Services and resources provided by the Library to help at all stages of the research cycle.


About the Researcher Training Series

The Researcher Training Series comprises four workshops which provide a basic introduction to data management planning, research metrics (both bibliometrics and altmetrics), and using the EndNote reference management software. The series is accredited by CaRST and attracts points for research students. 

The pages in this section bring together all the materials we use in the training series.

View information on upcoming Researcher Training Series workshops.

Who are the sessions aimed at?

All of the Researcher Training Series workshops are at an introductory level.

They are primarily aimed at research students and early career researchers.

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Managing your Research Data Course

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Managing your Research Data

Managing your Research Data is a comprehensive online course to help you with preparing, organising, analysing, keeping and sharing your digital research data . The module is designed primarily for research students, and parts will also be useful for research supervisors and researchers new to the University.  

The course attracts CaRST points once HDRs complete it and upload a Data Management Worksheet. The worksheet forms the basis of your Data Management Plan which is due at 6 months and at completion of your candidature. You can enrol directly or via the CaRST website.

You can also book into a face to face session called Preparing Your Research Data Management Plan if you would like further help in completing your Plan. Prerequisite: Completion of the online module and uploading of the worksheet.

Where to Publish: Choosing a Journal

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Where to Publish: choosing a journal

Looks at tools and techniques for choosing suitable academic journals in which to publish a scholarly article. It covers journal impact factors and open access publishing.
See Where to Publish LibGuide for more details

Research Metrics

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Demystifying Research Metrics

Examines the nature of bibliometrics and altmetrics, and why they are they important in a research environment. It covers the h-index, Scopus author profiles, journal rankings and more.



Is software for storing and managing bibliographic references. You can create your own EndNote library and manually add references or import them from databases.  EndNote works with Microsoft Word and other word processing programs to create citations and bibliographies in a citation style of your choice.
See EndNote LibGuide for more details

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