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Training for research students and staff

Explore our training resources, which are delivered through a number of different routes including Microsoft Teams and Moodle.

Select a session below to find out more, including how to register.

Copyright Condensed

This session focuses on copyright relating to research activities, where we will explore the basics of copyright law to understand how you can confidently and legally use copyright works and how you can utilise copyright in publishing your own research.

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy.

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Open Access for Researchers

Ensuring your research outputs are available open access (OA) enables them to reach a broader audience, increasing the impact of your research and potentially boosting numbers of citations.

This course introduces open access, considers the options available to make outputs OA and explores how to access OA publications.

The course also touches on: the implications of licensing; funder expectations; copyright; and the impact of Plan S, which requires outputs to be made openly available immediately on publication.

This course is run by the Libraries Research Support Team.

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Research Data Management

This course will introduce you to the key issues, requirements, and strategies associated with research data management, and teach you how to manage your data throughout the research data life-cycle by helping you to write a data management plan (DMP).

You can self enrol on the course via Moodle. 

Research Data Management on Moodle


Researcher Information Skills

To provide an overview of advanced search techniques and specialist information resources to improve literature searching activities in your research area.

This is an in-person course and there are Faculty specific sessions.


Where to Publish: Tools to Help You Choose

This course introduces tools which can help inform decisions about publishing. It will be particularly useful for those new to publishing or looking to publish in a new area.

This course is intended to supplement, rather than replace detailed disciplinary advice available from research supervisors, research groups and other academic staff.

This course is run by the Libraries Research Support Team.

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Systematic Review: Literature Searching (Moodle)

Literature searching for Systematic Reviews must be comprehensive with the methods used being both transparent and reproducible.

This course will cover constructing a search strategy using keywords and subject headings, look at different resources and introduce tools to help manage the process.

Researchers can self-enrol on this course via Moodle.

Systematic Review - Literature Searching on Moodle



The Library offers an 'Introduction to EndNote' course for early career researchers. 

There are also online videos and guides available which cover how to:

  • install EndNote Desktop
  • register for EndNote online
  • import files from databases to create a library of references and to automatically build a bibliography/reference list in Word

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Managing References


Systematic Review: Searching for evidence

A systematic review is a rigorous process of searching, critically appraising and synthesising evidence in relation to a specific research question.

This course is delivered by the Libraries Research Support Team and covers searching the literature for evidence, ensuring the methodology used is comprehensive, transparent and reproducible.

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Researcher Profiles: managing your online identity and promoting your research

This online session provides an overview of researcher profile tools, discusses the benefits of a researcher profile and considers how they can be used alongside other tools to promote your research.

This course is delivered by Libraries Research Support Team.

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 Referencing for PGRs

This course is designed to help you cite, organise and use references effectively, and to create bibliographies for your essays, thesis and for publication.

This is a standalone (self-study) online course and is delivered entirely online via Moodle.

Referencing for PGRs on Moodle


Scopus: searching for research information 

Are you just starting to plan your research and want to make sure you find all the relevant information? Or maybe you want to get a quick overview of a new subject area and check out potential collaborators, or understand more about research metrics?

This online session introduces Scopus and demonstrates how the tool supports research students and researchers.

Note: Sessions for the 2022/23 academic year have ended. A webinar recording is available of the most recent session, delivered by Elsevier and the UoN Libraries Research Support Team. Please use the passcode 7@D8CNHW to access the recording.

Further sessions will be offered in the 2023/24 academic year.

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