Research funding should go to research, not to publishers – Last chance!

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has published a statement – ‘Research funding should go to research, not to publishers’ – calling for the EU Commission to open up discussion around access to research publications. LERU is aiming to get 10,000 signatures to the statement by 16 January. The University is already a signatory, but you can sign the statement as an individual.

Read and sign up to the LERU Statement

Oxford Research Archive for Data – Seal of Approval

The Oxford Research Archive for Data (ORA-Data) has been awarded the Data Seal of Approval. The Seal represents an international, peer-reviewed standard which certifies a data archive according to sixteen essential criteria for good practice. This provides evidence of compliance with key Research Data Management principles and denotes the archive as a Trusted Digital Repository.


For more information please see the ORA website.

Women in Cyber 16 – Student Careers Event

GCHQ, together with the Cabinet Office, DSTL, HMGCC, the Government Digital Service and the National Crime Agency, are running an event at Birmingham University on 27 January aimed at female students who want to learn more about opportunities in UK Government cyber careers.

Research suggests demand for cyber professionals is growing 3.5 times faster than the overall IT job market and 12 times faster than the overall job market. Yet only 10% of the current global cyber workforce are women.   This event is an opportunity for female students to explore internships, graduate schemes, summer schools, etc., as well as network with government recruiters, cyber experts and peers from other  UK universities.

Guest Speakers will include:

  • Director Cyber GCHQ
  • Penny Endersby Division Head Cyber and Information Systems Division, Dstl 

Please note that anyone wishing to attend must apply in advance through the website by Monday 18th January.

Further details are available at