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).
IT Services are running an event on Friday 6 November from 2-4pm on the subject of the IT Policy on IP.
This is the first in an occasional series of events designed to explain and seek feedback on University policies that relate to IT. This first event will outline Oxford’s current policies and regulations on intellectual property, meaning primarily copyright, database rights and patents in works created by University staff. They will also discuss how these policies differ from those at comparable institutions.
Perhaps more importantly they would like to hear from you about your experiences of the current policy and what you think of it. This feedback is very important in helping them to think about how current policies are presented and what issues they may have. This event is your chance to let them know about your opinions and experiences!
The 2016 call for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) opened on 14 October 2015 and has a deadline of 12 January 2016. The Guide for Applicants for this call is now available online and can be located by expanding the ‘Topic conditions and documents’ window of the call page.
EPSRC is holding a two-day workshop on Human-like computing: exploring the kind of research projects that would need to be put in place in order to work towards systems that can emulate human cognitive performance. The event will take place on 17 and 18 February 2016 at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Bristol.
The workshop will be multidisciplinary, bringing together researchers from varied domains: psychology to formal methods; social sciences to software engineering.
Participants will be selected on the basis of their response to the Call for Expressions of Interest which can be found here: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/humanlikecomputing/ where you will also find further details of what we mean by human-like computing and what we are seeking to achieve at the workshop.