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

Guest blog from Professor Dame Jessica Corner. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, I am deeply committed to engaging with the University’s community of researchers and encouraging conversations between us all. I find it invaluable to hear how things are and how the University can provide better support for the exceptional research we carry …

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 …

University invests in ambitious vision for the future of research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, reveals an exciting new chapter in the history of research at The University of Nottingham At The University of Nottingham, we are committed to delivering research of truly global significance. Almost a year ago, a review group met for the first time, tasked with addressing how …

Trajectories into Practice

Research impact Maybe it’s an age thing, but I’m increasingly bothered by the question of how my research might make a difference – why might a professional working at the coalface of user experience design be bothered about what I am doing?  Of course, there are probably other reasons why this is bothering me too …