Fantastic progress as we accelerate our on-campus research  

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to say we are making fantastic progress towards the return of research to our UK campuses. Thanks to the superb efforts of Estates, Health and Safety teams and wider colleagues, the Advanced Manufacturing Building on Jubilee Campus, and the Biodiscovery Institute and Chemistry Building on University …

COVID-19: support for postgraduate researchers and invitation to a virtual town hall

Professor Dame Jessica Corner on the University’s response to COVID-19 In my latest update, I am delighted to share news of support for the University’s UK postgraduate researchers, whose studies have been affected by COVID-19. I am also inviting our research community to join me at a series of virtual town halls –as we come …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times together, I am writing with a further update for you on our research and knowledge exchange activity. This follows the introduction by the UK Government of the most significant restrictions our country has witnessed in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Prioritising essential research In …

Delivering select committee oral evidence: a personal reflection

Dr Andrew Mumford shares his experience of giving evidence on hybrid warfare to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee: On a grey Tuesday afternoon in early March I sat down in front of what looked like the toughest job interview panel you could ever imagine. A row of be-suited, bespectacled parliamentarians sat in front …

Supporting open access, boosting your research profile

Guest blog by Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian, Faculty of Social Sciences. With over 15,000 articles in the University of Nottingham’s open access repository to date, our researchers are making high-quality research freely and instantly available to be read by a world-wide audience. This commitment to the open sharing of knowledge is something in which everyone …

Our Research Vision: one year on

Guest blog from Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research  and Knowledge Exchange. We are celebrating the first anniversary of our Research Vision, one of the most concentrated and comprehensive programmes in our history, which refocuses our mission of delivering exceptional research that transforms lives in our community, the UK and across the world. In …

Open access and REF 2021: an important deadline for researchers

Guest post from Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. Dear colleagues I would like to remind you of an important deadline for the deposit of journal articles and conference proceedings in order to make them open access and eligible for REF 2021. To be eligible for REF 2021, your journal articles …

Sharing our Research Vision: faculty drop-in sessions

Update Professor Dame Jessica Corner attended a number of drop-in sessions to meet researchers across all faculties in 2018. She is committed to extending this engagement in 2019 and looks forward to hearing from institutes and other research groups.  Please look out for an update on these discussions, and the actions taken as a result …

International Open Access Week: five reasons to share after publication

It’s the 10th International Open Access Week on 23-29 October 2017 and this year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what tangible benefits can be achieved by making scholarly outputs openly available. “Open in order to…” is intended as a prompt to go beyond talking about openness and focus instead on what …

Research roadshows: Find out about our £200m investment, plus guidance on publication of research

Join Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, at a series of roadshows this September and October to find out more about the University of Nottingham’s Research Vision. The University is also holding roadshows on our newly launched Research Publication Framework: discover how to make the most of your publications for REF …