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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Sharing your data responsibly: FAIR data and CARE data

The theme of International Open Access Week this year is ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion’. The theme is a recognition that while openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge, structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness …

International Open Access Week: 19 October – 25 October

International Open Access Week, Monday 19 – Sunday 25 October is an annual, global event to raise awareness about open access and to advocate for open access to be adopted as the norm in scholarship and research.   Theme This year’s theme, ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion’, provides an opportunity to …

Scholarly Communications Team

The Scholarly Communications Team provides support to enable our researchers and doctoral researchers to publish and share their outputs. This includes: Advice relating to Open Access including funding and REF2021 Management of the Repository section of the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) and Westminster Research, the University’s open access repository of research outputs of our academic community University of Westminster Press Advice and training relating to Research …