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Green Space, Wellbeing and COVID-19 webinar

The Sustainable Cities and the Urban Environment (SCUE) research community will be hosting a webinar on Green Space, Wellbeing and COVID-19 on Wednesday 24th March at 16.00. The discussion will be led by Dr Krystallia Kamvasinou, Prof. Rachel Aldred (School of Architecture and Cities) and Dr Nina Smyth (Psychology, School of Social Sciences) who will present research …

Call for contributions: The Many Faces of Migration unconference

The HOMELandS research group and the University Research Communities are working together to stage an ‘unconference’ entitled The Many Faces of Migration on 29th and 30th April 2021. At the University of Westminster many colleagues specialise in migration-related research and the unconference format is designed to showcase that research in its many, diverse forms with panel …

Towards open research; challenges and benefits of publishing raw qualitative data

The event Towards open research; challenges and benefits of publishing raw qualitative data, organised by the Health Innovation and Wellbeing research community, in collaboration with the Health Innovation Ecosystem, aimed to present the concept of ‘open raw data’ and its benefits, but also explore the concerns and challenges qualitative researchers are facing when publishing their qualitative data. This event was initiated …

Horizon Europe Update

What do we know so far?   Regulation for the overall Horizon Europe programme was agreed by European Council and European Parliament on 11th December, with the EU and UK deal subsequently agreed on 24th. The EU is now working with all member states to ratify framework programme and formally adopt the 7-year framework. All …

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Publish Open Access with Cambridge University Press

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish their research articles, review articles and rapid communications Open Access (OA) at no further charge to the author  in Cambridge University Press gold and hybrid journals. To be eligible, articles must: Be original research – eligible article types are research articles, review articles and rapid communications – click here …

UKRIO’s New Recommended Checklist for Researchers

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) have produced a helpful new checklist for researchers working during the current pandemic. Primarily for use by researchers (but also useful for other stakeholders), the guidance will help you to anticipate and address research integrity whilst planning, conducting and completing research. The document contains guidance for both individuals and organisations …

How to publish your research data

In the last few years it has become standard practice for research funding bodies, institutions, and publishers to request or mandate that the research data underpinning your research outputs are also published and made available for validation and re-use by others. The ‘reproducibility crisis’ widely reported in the media in 2015 – spurred by a …

Finding Open Access Books

Coming up against forbidding paywalls when undertaking research or literature surveys is a common experience. Yet an increasing amount of content is available open access (OA) if you know where to look and especially if the requirements of your search are not absolutely predetermined. OAPEN‘s huge library of open access titles can be navigated via …

How to find open access journal articles and open access data

Despite the drive to achieve open access to scholarly research results encouraged by the submission requirements of REF2021 and the principles of Plan S, much research remains locked behind publisher paywalls. In this blogpost, we’ll take a look at some of the ways that you can still legally and freely access paywalled articles, and some …