BFWG Research Presentations Day 2015


The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) holds a Research Presentations Day each year, at which women postgraduate students are invited to give short presentations of their research work to a general audience. A prize of £100 is offered for the presentation judged ‘best’ in terms of quality of presentation and ability to communicate the subject to an educated but general audience.

Closing date for abstracts is Friday March 20th 2015

All undergraduates, postgraduates, members of BFWG and others who are interested will be very welcome to attend the day even if they do not wish to submit a paper.  There is no charge for  students, whether or not they are presenting a paper, but there is a charge of £10 on the door for others.  The Research Presentations Day is usually a good opportunity to meet other postgraduate women students and to look objectively at the presentation styles of others.  It can be a useful learning experience and an opportunity for networking.

Date: 16th May 2015
Time: All Day
Location: 142 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4NB

To download an abstract form, and find out more – Click Here
To submit an abstract – Click Here
To register to attend the day as a spectator – Click Here

Confused about Research Data Management?


Research funders and institutions are imposing mandates regarding the importance of open and well preserved data. With these changing demands, now is a good opportunity to learn more about what is desired for correct data management practises, whilst adapting your current methods to keep ahead of the game.

A presentation is being held covering key policies, plans, sharing outlets and long-term preservation of data. It will provide in depth information regarding the growing importance of good research data management, alongside the tools and services being developed at Oxford and elsewhere to best aid researchers.

Title: ’An Introduction to Research Data Management: Policies, Plans, Sharing, and  Preservation’
Date: 25th November
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Tony Hoare Room, Robert Hooke Building

To sign up – Click Here!

“Things to do with data” series


The “Things to do with data” series is back again, and this term, talks are lined up on data visualisation, network analysis, systems for managing medical data, and data as intellectual property, along with introductions to tools and services that might just help you look after your data more effectively.

These talks are aimed at researchers from all disciplines who generate, gather, or delicately prise out pearls of data, this series looks at software, services, and techniques to help you make the most of that data. Covering aspects of data management from planning to re-use, these talks are intended to inspire whilst also considering the practical requirements of research funders and issues surrounding data sharing.

To find out more or book your place, click on the links below.

22nd October, 2014An introduction to research data managementclick here
29th October, 2014The Online Research Database Service (ORDS)–  click here
5th November, 2014 Computer analysis of texts and interviewsclick here
12th November, 2014 – Biomedical research databases & data publishingclick here
19th November, 2014Four levels of data visualizationclick here
26th November, 2014 – Data ownership, IPR, and the Cloudclick here