How open is your research? New research portal creates new links between Pure and the web

Making sure your research is available online is pretty essential for any researcher these days, not only to satisfy funder and REF requirements, but also to ensure that your work reaches as many people as possible.  The problem is there are an endless amount of tools out there to help you do this and all … Continue reading “How open is your research? New research portal creates new links between Pure and the web”

Is the H-index the right tool for the job?

Have you been asked for your H-index recently? Are you clear on what the metric says about you? Karen Clews and guest blogger Vicky Wallace look at how the metric has developed and how you can use it responsibly Developed by Hirsch in 2005 to help evaluate researchers in theoretical physics, the H-index gives a researcher a … Continue reading “Is the H-index the right tool for the job?”

Data Quality in Current Research Information systems

November saw the first Pure User Community event at the University of Birmingham. As the Research Information Manager I am really lucky to have a great community of institutions using Pure through the UK and international user groups. However, I was very aware that we have a growing group of staff supporting Pure internally who … Continue reading “Data Quality in Current Research Information systems”

Radical Sabbatical Residency 2017

The Cultural Engagement team are seeking expressions of interest from academics who would like to collaborate with artists in a residency scheme called Radical Sabbatical. They are are interested in how artists and academics can explore each other’s research and consider how it is produced and conveyed. They aim to pair practitioners with academics, enabling an in-depth understanding of … Continue reading “Radical Sabbatical Residency 2017”

Welcome to the Think Research blog

Our new blog aims to pull together work and ideas from staff, both Academic and Professional Services, across the institution who are involved in developing and supporting research and the research environment. This could range from the increasing need to make your work and your data open access, to the development and evaluation of impact, the … Continue reading “Welcome to the Think Research blog”