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Research Elevenses Listen Again

If you missed any of our Research Elevenses this month then you can now watch the recordings - available for anyone to watch:

Software sustainability for open scholarship Grant Denkinson
The global movement towards open access has led to sharing publications with the world and increasingly sharing some research data.  For some, the method and process of research is encoded in software. How do we pass on that knowledge too?
Whether you have written a couple of lines of scripts or a few macros to make manipulate your data or whether you are part of a consortium of programmers developing a package widely used in your field you may be thinking of reusing your code in the future or sharing it with colleagues.
This session will introduce a few tips for making your software sustainable and sharable.
Watch Now: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p3g2byx97a3/
Introducing Humanities Commons Dr William Farrell Humanities Commons is the new networking website produced by the Modern Languages Association. Free…

Next Elevenses: Alternative Book Publishing

Our next Elevenses is on alternative book publishing with Professor Martin Parker from the School of Business. The rising price of academic books have led some authors to explore alternative ways of publishing. This talk will look at the experiences of authors who have published with small presses, experimented with new forms or self-published their work. All welcome. The webinar link is: https://connect.le.ac.uk/altbookpub


Martin Parker's co-authored book Daniel Defoe and the Bank of England: The Dark Arts of Projectorswas published by Zero Press, a new alternative publisher. 

Recording of this, and previous talks, will be available on this blog next week. 

Listen again: Software sustainability for open scholarship

If you didn't make it to Grant Denkinson's talk on Software sustainability for Open Scholarship, you can now listen again via this link:https://connect.le.ac.uk/p3g2byx97a3/


Next week's talk is about Humanities Commons, the new academic networking website from the Modern Languages Association. All welcome, and there is no need to book: please just turn up on the day. 



If you can't make it in person, the webinar link is: https://connect.le.ac.uk/humanitiescommons


And a recording will be made available on this blog at the end of next week.

Research Elevenses in July

New ‘Research Elevenses’ for July
This July we are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers. There’s no need to book - just turn up! Refreshments provided too!
If you are off-campus you can join in live via Adobe Connect. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.
Tuesday 11th July 11am, Fielding Johnson South Wing, Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite 3 Software sustainability for open scholarship
Grant Denkinson
The global movement towards open access has led to sharing publications with the world and increasingly sharing some research data.  For some, the method and process of research is encoded in software. How do we pass on that knowledge too?
Whether you have written a couple of lines of scripts or a few macros to make manipulate your data or whether you are part of a consortium of programmers developing a package widely used in your field you may be thinking of reusing your code in the future or sharing it with colleagues.
This sess…

Opening up and sharing research data

In July 2016, a multi-stakeholder group published The Concordat on Open Research Data providing practical principles for working with research data for researchers, institutions, and research funders'. The Concordat states that:
"...combining research publications with their data will help drive transparency, improve co-operation and strengthen the UK’s position as a global science leader." 

This week the first report of The Open Research Data Taskforce was published: Research data infrastructures in the UK: Landscape Report and it provides some really useful background on the drivers for opening up research data outputs, the role of publishers and research funder, as well as some of the benefits of sharing research data.

However, what really interested me was some of the challenges that the report outlined, in particular around the behavioural and cultural issues around  research data sharing. Topics covered include the slow take-up of research data services and support…