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Research Elevenses in July


New ‘Research Elevenses’
30 minute updates on key information issues for Leicester researchers.

There’s no need to book - just turn up! Refreshments provided too!

Or you can join in the webinar. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.


Thursday 5th July
11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library

Funder requirements to share publications with Europe PMC

 Grant Denkinson & Tom Moore

Many funders require researchers to make their publications available via Europe Pubmed Central (Europe PMC).
This session will cover:
-          How to find out what your funder requires
-          How to either have your publisher submit your work to Europe PMC or do it yourself


Thursday 12th July
11am, Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite Room 3

Organising images with Tropy

William Farrell

Tropy is free, open-source software that allows you to organise and describe photographs of research material. We will look at how Tropy works, and the ways it could be used by researchers working with images. Tropy has been developed with humanities research in mind, but could be used by anyone taking photographs.   



Friday 20th July
11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library

Managing and sharing your research data outputs: what do you do with your research data?

Laurian Williamson

Discover best practice in planning, managing, storing, and sharing your research data outputs. The University of Leicester will soon be launching a Figshare-powered digital data repository and this session will demonstrate how you can deposit and share your research data outputs.


Friday 27th July
11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library

Altmetric: Want to know if your research has been blogged, tweeted etc.?

Laurian Williamson & Selina Lock

Almetrics refers to the alternative ways your research is being referred to. For example, has it been tweeted, blogged, cited in Wikipedia, picked up by news outlets or mentioned on Facebook? There are various companies and platforms ways of collating this data. This session will focus on the Altmetric platform.



Please contact Selina if you have any questions


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Your New Doctoral College Reading Room

The Doctoral College Reading Room, at the front of the first floor of the library, is now designed for use by PGR students and staff only.

The space includes a separate Silent Study area with desks and computers, a quiet area with desks and informal seating, and a bookable group study room.

We would encourage PGR students and staff to make full use of this space.

Masters students now have a separate Graduate Reading Room elsewhere on the first floor.

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