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Starting a research grant at LSHTM – Things you should know for the first year

The Library & Archives Service will be holding a training event for staff wishing to better understand LSHTM processes for setting up a research grant and how they can deal with project management issues. This event will be held on Monday Feb 13, at 2-5pm in the Mary Seacole room at Tavistock Place and is open to all LSHTM staff. Read more

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What we’re paying for Open Access

The Research Publications team in the Library administers the costs of publishing journal articles Open Access from two funds – COAF and RCUK.

The seven partner charities of COAF are members of the Association for Medical Research Charities (AMRC), which supported the establishment of this partnership.

Arthritis Research UK: open access…

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How to make sure the journal you choose will comply with your funder requirements…and so make sure they pay!

A vitally important question, this one. The Wellcome Trust (who last year gave us £208,038 for open access publishing charges) have announced that they will not be paying charges for publications which fail to meet their requirements.

has done the legwork so you don’t have to.

 

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Download statistics on Research Online

Where are our downloads from on LSHTM Research Online?

Ever wondered who’s reading the documents we have squirrelled away in Research Online? Pop along to http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/cgi/stats/report/ and get your hands on information that might surprise you.

For example, who’d’ve thought that in the last year, two downloads, not one…

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Finding similar articles via LSHTM Research Online

Read it, loved it, but want more similar works? Researchers can now find related articles to the one they are reading but also ones held in the School’s Open Access research repository– the CORE Recommender is here.

CORE is a service that facilitates the access and navigation to millions…

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Research data repositories suitable for LSHTM researchers

Publishing data to accompany your journal articles

Data sharing can help you to increase the impact of your research. Studies by Piwowar, Day and Fridsma (2007) and Piwowar and Vision (2013) have found that journal articles with accompanying data receive more citations in comparison to those with no accompanying data, and that data is often used in new research, leading to the original creators being cited in data reuse papers. In this blog post I’ll discuss how you can publish resources - data, processing scripts, code and other material – with journals and digital repositories, and consider new opportunities offered by data journals. Read more

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Who owns scientific knowledge?

Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

Article 27, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Fortunately for most, academic researchers don’t have to live off their royalties alone. Although there…

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“A standing invitation to the whole world”: how more open access facilitates progress in science

When the nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote his essay On Liberty[i] in 1859, one of his main aims was to secure the right to freedom of speech, to demonstrate that the state should not attempt ‘to control the expression of opinion’. While today, at least in Western…

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Open Access & Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Open Access Week 2016: How “open” are we? Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Now in its ninth year, Open Access Week celebrates progress and promotes awareness to help make Open Access the norm in scholarship and research.

As part of the week’s activities we are sharing some info-graphics we’ve produced in the Library covering Open Access and publications.

The infographic…

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Open Access at Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Open Access Week 2016: How “open” are we? Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Now in its ninth year, Open Access Week celebrates progress and promotes awareness to help make Open Access the norm in scholarship and research.

As part of the week’s activities we are sharing some info-graphics we’ve produced in the Library covering Open Access and publications.

The infographic…

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