BEAR PGR/ECR Conference Opportunity

The BEAR conference has now been running for over 10 years and was originally created to give PhD students experience in running a conference, as well as provide a showcase for the fantastic research done on BEAR.  With previous support from the Graduate School and our suppliers, we have been able to provide catering as … Continue reading “BEAR PGR/ECR Conference Opportunity”

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BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)

The following was written by Yordanka Dimcheck, who is a PhD student from Modern Languages and was one of the people responsible for marketing. Starting my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham in a year marked by a global pandemic and unprecedented challenges in terms of how we communicate and do social research inevitably affected … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)”

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Open Research Forum

The Open Research Forum event was a 4-event series that focussed on highlighting the opportunities of cross-discipline engagement with Open Science through practical examples presented by UoB staff and external colleagues. The event aired ( via Zoom ) through lunch time sessions over 4 days and covered Day 1 : Launch Event Day 2 : … Continue reading “Open Research Forum”

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BEAR PGR Conference 2021

We are happy to announce that the inaugural BEAR PGR committee met a couple of weeks ago to start planning for the next 11th PGR conference. The conference is organised by a team of Ph.D. students and the aim is to invite students from across the university to present their research work with a focus … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021”

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Bear spotting in Dublin at the IDCC20

I was very grateful to make it to the 15th International Digital Curation Conference in Dublin from 17th-19th February, ahead of the current lockdown. A truly international spread of 300 researchers, Research Data Managers, specialist Librarians, Archivists and IT Specialists (see the Conference Twitter picture here) came together to discuss collective curation of data and … Continue reading “Bear spotting in Dublin at the IDCC20”

A wolf among Librarians in Barcelona

It has taken me a while to write this due to our team being in demand recently but back in February, I attended the International Digital Curation Conference held in Barcelona. I was there to present our poster (produced in collaboration with Library Services), on how we help our researchers manage their data and provide … Continue reading “A wolf among Librarians in Barcelona”

Digital Preservation

What do we understand by ‘preserving data’? I recently went to a workshop / conference led by the Preservation and archiving special interest group, or PASIG for short (https://pasigoxford.org/) in mid-September 2017.  It was the first time I had entered an area which seems to be the domain of librarians and archivist. I was slightly … Continue reading “Digital Preservation”

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