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Open Access Training Session aimed at new and existing staff and students thinking of publishing.

This is a one hour session which will introduce you to the main details you need to know about OA publishing, including complaince with funder and REF policies and University financial support available plus more.

What: Open Access training
Where: Cochrane Building room 0.17
When: Tuesday 15 October 9am-10am.

All research staff, PGR students and ULS staff welcome. Find details on the intranet Events page. Staff booking via Core, student booking via email to

Research Staff – Training session- Analysing Research Publications data

This introductory session to the SciVal database shows you how to track research publications performance, identify institutional strengths and compare Cardiff University to peers around the world. You can analyse citations by team, department or institution, compare outputs with other institutions and analyse collaboration data. SciVal draws citation data from Scopus to provide several different metrics for any grouping of people or publications. The data can be filtered by more than 330 journal subject categories. You can also analyse publication sets you have created, for example from a search in Scopus or from an ORCA list.

When: 27 June 2017, 12:30-14:00

Where: Health Library, Cochrane Building. UHW

Book your place via the intranet here or search the intranet for library training.

Citations Count! Understanding and tracking your citations – April 26 14:00-15:30 Training session for researchers

Citations Count! Understanding and tracking your citations- training session for researchers  26 April 2017, 14:00-15:30

pen and paperCitations and related bibliometric data are now a part of REF for a number of subject areas and are included in a range of measures that are widely used to compare research performance. This is an introductory session covering: what is bibliometric data and what is it used for; how to find and evaluate it; and techniques and resources to track your own citations. We will look at managing your research identity, in particular the role of ORCID and Scopus author profiles. Participants will also be given a workbook with examples and databases to explore.


To book:
– Follow the link to Core HR from the intranet
– If you are a line manager, ensure you choose your employee dashboard
– Select Development from your options on the left
– Find the “Citations Count! Understanding and tracking your citations” course by typing in “citations” 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

Upcoming training sessions- Understanding and Tracking your Citations


Citations Count! Understanding and Tracking your citations

Tuesday 6th December, 10.30-12.00, Julian Hodge 3.12 Training Room 2

How well-cited are your publications? Which are the highest ranked journals in your field? How can you ensure your publications record is accurate? This workshop will look at these questions and more in an introduction to bibliometrics and citations data. For further details of the session and how to book see!-understanding-and-tracking-your-citations





Upcoming training sessions – Analysing Research Publications Data using SciVal

scivalAnalysing Research Publications Data using the SciVal database
Tuesday 13th December, 10-11.30, Julian Hodge 3.12 Training Room 2
SciVal is a powerful tool for research publications analysis. It can demonstrate research strengths for institutions, research groups and individuals, pinpoint successful publications and help analyse how successful your collaborations are. You can compare your publications performance with other institutions using a variety of publications metrics. For more information about SciVal see

Find out how you can personalise and make best use of Clinical Key.

The library has arranged some half-hour training sessions on using

clinical key

Clinical Key, to be held on Tuesday 28th June at UHW.

The sessions will be delivered by Marenne de Ruuk, a trainer from Clinical Key.

You can turn up without booking, although it would be helpful to us if you could let us know your preferred time.

Date: Tuesday 28th June

Times: On the hour and half-hour from 11.30 – 2.30.

Venue: Room 2TB2 33.  Please follow the signs from the B2 lifts.

This training is open to all Cardiff and Vale UHB staff.

Contact: If you have any queries, or to book, please contact Rosemary Soper, 02920 715497  or Meg Gorman 02920 688156

Getting ready to publish work?

Just launched this month Think. Check. Submit. is site that provides a checklist of quality indicators that can help you identify if a journal is a trustworthy place to submit research for publication.

If you want more hints and tips on what to look for before you publish come along to the Preparing to Publish training session aimed at first time researchers. Book your place here


Open Access

Want to understand the idea behind Open Access and what this means for you?

We’ll have training sessions in the near future on selecting a journal for publication / preparing for publication and navigating the open access scene.

Check here to sign up.