UKRI Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Consultation

On 4th March, 30 colleagues from across the University met to discuss the implications of UKRI’s new strategy, and to feed in to our institutional response to their call for consultation on the document. UKRI’s strategy is underpinned by their ambition to create a research and innovation system where: Everyone feels included, is heard, respected …

RKEO Grant Writing Group Programme

From October to March, the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office ran its inaugural grant writing group programme. In collaboration with experienced researchers from across the University, five workshops were held, aimed at equipping researchers with the tools and support they need to submit a large grant to a main funder. Our aim was to enable …

UK Research Office Visit – A Horizon Europe Overview

Malgorzata Czerwiec, European Advisor from the UK Research Office (UKRO) led a virtual visit for the University of Westminster on 2nd March 2022. The UK Research Office, a European Office of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), aims to maximise UK engagement with EU funding schemes. Its European Advisors keep track of the latest developments in …

ORCID Integration with the VRE

ORCID link in the VRE ORCID is a unique research identifier belonging to you which distinguishes you from every other researcher.  It allows you to store together all your research outputs within your account and share them between platforms.  The VRE is now able to push data to, and receive data from, your central ORCID …

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What are Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and how can you use them?

In our final blog post to mark International Open Access Week 2021, we aim to explain what is mean by Persistent Identifiers (PIDs), why they are important, and how you can use them as a researcher to ensure your research is better indexed and identified to you as the creator.  We expand upon the introduction to …

How to license your research data

Research funding bodies, institutions, and publishers are increasingly encouraging or mandating that the research data underpinning your research outputs are also published and made available for validation and re-use by others. Applying a licence to your research data enables you to establish copyright and set out how and in what circumstances your research data can …

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Advanced Portfolios in WestminsterResearch

Continuing our series of daily blog posts to mark International Open Access Week 2021, we wish to let you know of the exciting improvements to our repository that will allow all researchers, not just those who carry out practice based research, to create over-arching portfolios or collection records, to group and promote your research. We have …

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UKRI New Open Access Policy

UKRI Guidance for Authors UPDATED 28 MARCH 2022 – policy changes for journal articles apply to all articles submitted for publication from 1st April 2022 onwards. The largest change you will notice in the UKRI’s new Open Access is that it will eventually apply to monographs, book chapters and edited collections, as well as journal articles. …

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What is Open Research?

In the first of our series of daily blog posts to mark International Open Access Week 2021, we’re highlighting the tools, support, and infrastructure available at Westminster to support Open Research beyond open access to scholarly publications. Open Research (or, Open Science) looks different for each discipline, but it extends the principle of open access …

WestminsterResearch VRE: new guidance on adding datasets

We have published new guidance on registering datasets as outputs in the Westminster VRE repository of research outputs. The guidance details the step-by-step process to register a dataset that has been published via an external research data repository such as Figshare or Zenodo, as well as guidance on adding a dataset for preservation in the …