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Research support

Training and support

The Library offers training and support to researchers at all stages of their career, whether you are a doctoral researcher (DR) or professor.  It runs a programme of workshops for DRs throughout the year and these can be booked via the Doctoral College Development Portal. Workshops for academic staff and research staff tend to fall during the Easter or summer vacations and are advertised via the Library's website, MyHR and directly to researchers.  There is also a summer programme of events for all researchers called 'Library Briefings' which are short, 30 minute discussions on topics that are pertinent to researchers at the time.  Topics last year included Twitter, Ingredients of a Highly Cited Paper, Archiving Data and Altmetrics. The Library works in partnership with the Doctoral College, Research and Enterprise Office, Centre for Academic Practice, LURSA and researchers themselves when deciding topics and offering training and support.  If you have any ideas for future sessions, please let us know.

Supporting materials for all of the Library's workshops are located on a module called 'Research Central' (LBA601) on Learn. This includes powerpoints for the different workshops, links, videos and lecture captures.

The Library also offers one-to-one training and support to all researchers via the Academic Librarians, so if you want to know more about how to find information for your research or different areas of the scholarly communications process, please contact the Academic Librarian for your School or department; they will be very happy to help.