Oxford Research Services have arranged for a representative of ResearchProfessional.com to hold divisional ResearchProfessional demos for the MPLS division.
ResearchProfessional.com is the online research funding information service to which the University subscribes, and so all current Oxford staff and students with a valid ox.ac.uk email address can use this service. It is an invaluable resource in locating funding opportunities that fit your individual needs and can be used to create subscriptions for when new calls arise. This is ideal for Oxford post-graduates/post-doctoral staff, academics/contract researchers, research support staff, and anyone else interested in finding research funding in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences.
The event is free, but participants will need to register via the link below.
Date: Monday 20th April 2015
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Large Lecture Theatre, Plant Sciences, South Parks Road (map).
To register for the event – Click Here
Are you working to enhance the quality, visibility and impact of public engagement with research? Are you responsible for developing a strategic approach to engagement with research for your department, research organisation or university? Would you like to work with others to develop your skills in this role?
If so the NCCPE’s Public Engagement Academy could be for you. The Academy provides a space for professional development for those working to embed high quality engagement with research in their institution, to encourage them to develop their practice, confidence and skills.
The Academy aims to provide an opportunity for participants to:
- Gain insights into how public engagement is being supported and led in other HEI
- Explore the current and future policy and funding drivers for engagement, including the relationship between public engagement with research and the impact agenda
- Develop contacts with key policy makers / funders
- Develop a network of peer support for individuals working to embed engagement into their organisation
The Academy will run from May 2015 until January 2016, and will be made up of three core two-day training sessions held in Bristol, interspersed with some reflective work and Action Learning Set meetings. To attend, you must register before the 13th March 2015 The dates of the two-day training sessions are, as follows, and participants are expected to attend all three of the core training sessions:
Date(s): 12th – 13th May 2015, 15th – 16th September 2015 and 20th-21st January 2016
Cost: £750 for the full course (although reduced rate available if you meet the criteria
To find out more about the Public Engagement Academy – Click Here
To find out more about the 6-day course programme – Click Here (PDF)
To register for the 6-day course – Click Here
The Online Research Database Service (ORDS) is a is a new service for researchers based at the University of Oxford, having been developed in-house by IT Services. It is a free, centrally supported service for University of Oxford researchers and their collaborators, designed to make it easy to create, edit, search, and share research databases online.
The ORDS is a web-based, cloud-hosted service. It enables easy collaboration, as multiple editors can work on a single database. Access controls enable project owners to choose who has permission to do what. Besides creating databases from scratch, researchers can also import existing data from Access databases, from spreadsheets, or from SQL database files, enabling old data to take on a new lease of life. Data in the ORDS can be exported in common formats for analysis, sharing and archiving.
A training course is being held by IT Services to offer advice as to how to get the most out of this service:
Date: Monday 16th February 2015
Time: 2pm until 5pm
Location: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
To find out more – Click Here
To sign up for the training – Click Here