Category Archives: Research

Altmetrics – Plum Analytics via Scopus

Scopus now includes Plum Analytics data, so each publication now has easy to access altmetrics. Data includes:

  • Usage – for example, clicks, downloads and views.
  • Captures – for example, bookmarks and favourites.
  • Mentions – for example, blog posts and news media mentions.
  • Social media – for example, tweets.
  • Citations data

For more information on Plum Analytics, see http://plumanalytics.com/learn/about-metrics/

To access Scopus, see https://scopus.com

Open Access for Researchers @ Cardiff University

Watch Sonja Haerkoenen’s presentation on Open Access for Researchers at Cardiff University to.

  • Learn about the terminology used to help you understand Open Access
  • Find out how you can meet your funders’ Open Access requirements
  • Ensure you are prepared for the next REF with Open Access compliant publications
  • Get information on how to apply for central Gold Open Access funding
  • Access further help and support

Sonja runs monthly Open Access: REF and funder requirement sessions. To book see instructions below:

–          Log in to the Intranet

–          Follow the link to Core HR

–          Select Development from your options on the left

–          Find the “Open Access: REF and funder requirements” course by typing in sonja as a keyword in the search box on the right

–          Click on the green plus sign to request to attend this course

–          Then select the date you are interested in

–          Click on submit

You will receive a confirmation email to let you know that you are booked on.

 

Dates for the next sessions are as follows:

1 June, 1-2pm, Dental School Building, Norman Whitehouse Lecture Theatre (Small LT)

6 July, 1-2pm, Glamorgan Building, Room -1.63

 

Support for Researchers

Some new materials have been added to the ‘INSRV for Researchers’ web pages at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/forresearchers/index.html

A new section has been added called ‘Managing your research identity and bibliometrics’ – in this section you can find materials discussing:
• Managing your research identity
o Why and how researchers can do this
o Information on using ORCID, Scopus Author Identifier and ResearcherID
• Information regarding the H-Index
o What is it and how can researchers calculate their H-Index
o Comparing the H-Index of individuals
• Information regarding altmetrics
o What are altmetrics and what do they measure?
o Where researchers can find altmetrics

The H-Index is one measure academic staff may be interested in when preparing to apply for a promotion via the University’s Academic Promotions Committee. Other materials academic staff may also be interested in when preparing an application include the impact factor of journals they have published in and the number of citations their publications have received.

There are plans to add more content to this new section of the ‘INSRV for Researchers’ web pages, particularly regarding bibliometrics watch this space for more details.

You can find the training sessions we have on offer to support researches here (login required).

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Manage My Publications is Moving

Manage My Publications, the quick submission tool for the University repository, ORCA (Online Research @ Cardiff), is now available on the intranet.

You can find Manage My Publications under ‘Open Access’ in the Research Support section of the intranet (you will need to log in with your CU username and password).

Manage My Publications was previously available through Cardiff Portal. Its migration to the intranet is due to the decommissioning of Cardiff Portal, which will be unavailable from September.

Use Manage My Publications to upload the full text or abstract of your research publications to ORCA to comply with REF, funder and University Open Access requirements. Find out more about ORCA.

Please do get in touch with the ORCA team with any questions or for further advice: orca@cardiff.ac.uk, 029 208 76123.

Thinking of publishing your work?

Before you publish, you need to give some thought about where to publish and the conseqences to you of the chosen output of your publication.

You can check the policies of the journals in which Cardiff University researchers most commonly publish – these guides include information on which version of an article can be self-archived, journal impact factors and any embargoes imposed by publishers:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/forresearchers/openaccess/resourcesandguides/index.html

You can find lots more information on Open Access publishing for researchers here;

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/forresearchers/openaccess/index.html

 

 

Cardiff University Systematic Review Network –Lecture Mark Petticrew “Systematic Reviews: Dispelling Myths and Developing Methodologies”

Cardiff University Systematic Review Network Conference 2014

After the success of the SysNet Annual Lecture 2013 we are pleased to announce the 2014 Systematic Review Network conference. The conference will be introduced by Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer and take place on the 4th June at Heath Park Campus, Cardiff University.

Mark-PetticrewThe keynote lecture will be given by Mark Petticrew, Professor of Public Health Evaluation in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

In addition there will be a series of short presentations discussing methodological challenges and possible solutions in conducting systematic reviews, plus a series of workshops on aspects of the systematic review process.

The event highlights systematic review expertise and provides an opportunity to network with colleagues. Why not showcase your systematic review research by submitting an abstract for poster presentation – deadline 16th May 2014

For more information, draft programme and booking please visit Sysnet on http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/sure/sysnet/events.html 

 

The SysNet Team

Cardiff University Systematic Review Network –Lecture Dr Carl Heneghan “Systematic Reviews and access to all clinical trial data”

SysNET_lecture_2013_Rev.jpegWe are delighted to announce that the 2013 Cardiff University Systematic Review Network lecture will be given by Dr Carl Heneghan
“Systematic Reviews and access to all clinical trial data”
Carl Heneghan is a Reader in Evidence-Based Medicine, Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine and a General Practitioner. He has had an association with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (www.cebm.net) since 1995 and is a fellow of Kellogg College.

Date: Monday 15 April 2013, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Location: Small Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Dental School, Cardiff University. Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XY
Light refreshments will be provided. The lecture is free but booking is required.

Open Access at Cardiff University Explained

open accessFind out what Open Access is and how it affects you here:
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/forresearchers/openaccess/index.html

You may find that if you are working to a research grant the output is required to be Open Access. It also increases readership of your work….which may increase its impact and citations.

Workshops will be running for REF panel A on:

12th February, 10am – 11.30am, in the Julian Hodge Training Room 1.
19th February, 10am – 11.30am, in the Large IT Training Room in the Cochrane Building.

To book a place on one of these sessions, please use the relevant survey link below.
Panel A (covers BIOSI, DENTL, MEDIC, OPTOM, PHRMY, PSYCH, SOHCS, SONMS)

Open Access Publishing and Self-Archiving Workshops for REF Panel A

Research Staff Workshops on Open Access Publishing & Self-Archiving

open accessRecent changes in academic publishing (Government commissioned Finch Report) are causing a dramatic and rapid shift to Open Access publishing.
INSRV is organising a series of workshops for Research staff to provide details on funds available for Open Access publishing at Cardiff.
The workshops will cover:

– The recent changes to Open Access publishing requirements by the various funding councils following the Finch Report

  • – Subject specific information on journals’ copyright policies
  • – Citation data
  • – Increasing impact

The workshops will also include time to look at specific journals and outputs, and relevant Subject Librarians will be on hand to provide advice.

Workshops have been arranged for each REF Panel separately.

To book a place on one of these sessions, please use the relevant survey link below.
Panel A (covers BIOSI, DENTL, MEDIC, OPTOM, PHRMY, PSYCH, SOHCS, SONMS)

12th February, 10am – 11.30am, in the Julian Hodge Training Room 1.
19th February, 10am – 11.30am, in the Large IT Training Room in the Cochrane Building.

Open Access Publishing and Self-Archiving Workshops for REF Panel A