The Research Councils announced last week that they have become members of the Jisc UK ORCID Consortium and that JeS will be ready to start capturing ORCID identifiers (ORCID iDs) in early 2016.
This news is the culmination of several years of engagement between the Research Councils and Jisc to understand how they can improve the flow of information across the higher education sector. In a joint Research Councils UK (RCUK) and JISC report published earlier this year, ORCID iD was identified as the leading standard for a researcher identifier.
Benefits to You as a Researcher
The ORCID iD gives a unique digital identity which can be kept throughout your career, allowing you to keep an on-going record of your scholarly activities even if you change research organisation or leave academia. In the short-term, an ORCID iD should ensure correct assignment of research outputs by allowing them to be unambiguously linked to their creators. It also increases the chances that a researcher’s work is discoverable. In the longer term, it should bring about efficiency improvements by saving time and duplication in grant applications and enhanced reporting of research outputs to funders as well as improved analysis of outcomes.
Further information about the benefits of using ORCID are outlined in the RCUK blog. The announcement on the Jisc website can be found here.
If you’re looking for tips and best practice guidance for Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Actions, help is now at hand.
With input from experts and evaluators, Partners in the FP7-funded ‘Health2Market’ project have developed an annotated Horizon 2020 proposal template which aims to assist applicants in understanding the requirements of the scheme and show them how to better present the innovation-related sections in the proposals.
The template has been structured to guide coordinators and partners in presenting information required, focusing on the criteria of Excellence (criterion 1) and Impact (criterion 2). The Appendices include an example of a business plan executive summary and an example of work packages addressing dissemination and exploitation of results, preparation of market authorisation and market access (related to health topics).
The CHIST-ERA Consortium (European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies ERA-NET) is calling for research proposals in the following two areas:
User-Centric Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things – indicative budget is Euro 5,925,000
- Terahertz Band for Next-Generation Mobile Communication Systems – indicative budget is Euro 4,675,000
The call deadline for both topics is 13 January 2016.
- The consortium must have a minimum of 3 partners located in at least 3 different eligible countries (the expectation is that the consortium will have between 3 and 6 partners)
- The consortium is balanced: no more than 60% of the total funding can be requested by any one country.
- Research groups who are not eligible to receive funding from any organisation participating in the concerned topic may be part of a consortium if they are able to secure their own funding
- Projects must have a duration of either 24 or 36 months.
- 13 January 2016 – Deadline for proposal submission
- July 2016 – Notification of accepted proposals
- October 2016 – Projects start
More information and relevant documentation can be found here:
Please contact Research Support if you are considering putting in an application.
A hacking training session will be running at the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library tomorrow, Thursday 3rd December 13:30-17:00. The event is free and is open to all members of the University of Oxford.
The workshop will explore the ins and outs of running a hackathon with digital data or content. In the second part of the session, participants will engage in a mini-hackathon using Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership data, followed by a discussion of the experience.
For more information about the event and to register your place (essential):
The workshop is led by:
Iain Emsley – a research associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre, working with the Software Sustainability Institute and the Square Kilometre Array. Currently reading for a Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford, he has organized and attended hack sessions. His research interests include sonification.
Liz McCarthy – Web & Digital Media Manager at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Her research interests include social media in the cultural sector, digital literacy, digital humanities, 17th-century bookbindings, and library history.