Research Professional Demo Session – Training


Oxford Research Services have arranged for a representative of to hold divisional ResearchProfessional demos for the MPLS division. is the online research funding information service to which the University subscribes, and so all current Oxford staff and students with a valid 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


Online Research Database Service (ORDS) – Training


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
2pm until 5pm
Location: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

To find out more – Click Here
To sign up for the training – Click Here