Plan S: updated principles and guidance on open access

By Julie Baldwin Plan S: accelerating the transition to open access to grant-funded research In September 2018 Plan S, a new open access (OA) publishing initiative, was released. Led by European research funders, under the banner of cOAlition S, it aims to accelerate the transition to full and immediate open access to grant-funded research. UK …

Research fellowships: bringing exceptional talents to our University

By Professor Dame Jessica Corner Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowship schemes I’m delighted to update on the latest round of recruitment interviews for our incredibly successful Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowship schemes. I had the privilege to meet some extraordinary people as we interviewed 33 candidates over four intensive days. We made offers …

University signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

The University of Nottingham has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which provides a code of best practice in research assessment to which institutions can subscribe. Many funders of the University’s research have already signed DORA, including the research councils which make up UKRI, the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, and the …

Chief Scientific Adviser, fellowships and honours for researchers

Professor Tom Rodden has been appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is among significant numbers of our outstanding academics recognised throughout 2018  by their peers and learned societies for pioneering contributions to scholarship and delivering world-class research. Many of these accolades featured in a review of  2018 …

Celebrating the achievements of our Research Priority Areas

In 2014 we established our Research Priority Areas (RPAs), which have become a vital part of the University’s research ecosystem. RPAs provide a platform for multi-disciplinary collaboration spanning across our faculty and school structures, with some extending their reach, engagement and collaboration globally. Guest blog by Dr Richard Masterman, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy and …

Open access: research funders issue 2020 deadline

I would like to share with you an important and very significant change that is set to accelerate the transition towards open access (OA) publishing of research outputs, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. From 2020, 11 national funding organisations across Europe, including UKRI, will require that every paper they …

Professor Sarah Sharples joins the Council of the EPSRC

Professor Sarah Sharples, the Faculty of Engineering’s Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been appointed to the Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Professor Sharples will join the 12-strong board following the establishment on 1 April 2018 of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is bringing together the seven …

Dame Jessica joins Research England

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been confirmed as one of the inaugural members of the newly formed Research England Council. Research England is being set up by UK Research and Innovation to support a healthy and dynamic research and knowledge exchange system in English universities. It will oversee grant …