Going Live with Worktribe!

From 1st April 2018 we will no longer be using RESonline to create new projects.

During April we will be rolling out Worktribe to the School of Computing Science and Digital Media, School of Engineering and School of Pharmacy and Life Science.

In the meantime, email details of your new projects to res-commercial@rgu.ac.uk and res-research@rgu.ac.uk

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OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.15 – March 2018)

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Welcome to the fifteenth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

REF Open Access requirements

This is a reminder for all researchers: you must ensure your journal articles and conference papers are sent to the Library’s Publications Team within three months of being accepted for publication, in order to comply with the Open Access deposit requirements of REF2021. Please contact the Publications Team with any queries.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,677 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 13,377 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

The most downloaded theses this month include:

 

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1450 = PRICE, J.F.R. 2016. The discourse of cultural leadership. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (358 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/918 = IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (181 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/714 = DAPAR, M.P. 2012. An investigation of the structures and processes of pharmacist prescribing in Great Britain: a mixed methods approach. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (179 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.03.2018).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.14 – February 2018)

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Welcome to the fourteenth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

REF Open Access Compliance

The REF (“Research Excellence Framework”) is a national assessment of university research capabilities, which has a direct impact on the amount of funding we receive. The next REF exercise will be happening in 2021, looking at research produced between 2014 and 2020. As all of our research staff should know, REF2021 has explicit requirements for certain types of research output to be made open access within three months of being accepted for publication – further details of these requirements can be found on our researcher guides.

In the publications team’s latest compliance check (using data extracted on 2018-02-06), RGU as a whole is currently 82% compliant. It is very important that researchers ensure all their outputs are compliantly deposited in OpenAIR by contacting the publications team as soon as possible after acceptance for publication.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,625 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 12,881 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1450 = PRICE, J.F.R. 2016. The discourse of cultural leadership. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (334 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/373 = TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first-year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (193 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/918 = IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (187 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.02.2018).

DATAFEST18 – FIT for Healthy Living – How Artificial Intelligence can help you

Future Intelligent Technology (or FIT) for healthy living goes way beyond FitBits and exercise regimes! FIT can help you to live independently and to manage illnesses and chronic conditions. FIT enables you to take control of your own health and wellness

Presentations from RGU researchers including Prof Susan Craw, Prof Nirmalie Wiratunga and Dr Stewart Massie.

Inverness March 20th

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.13 – January 2018)

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Happy New Year and welcome to the thirteenth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,541 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2696 = JOHNY, J., SMITH, T., BHAVSAR, K. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Design of optical fibre based highly sensitive acoustic sensor for underwater applications. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS’17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8084974. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084974
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2697 = JOHNY, J., SUMMERS, J., BHAVSAR, K., JOSEPH, G.P., FUNG, W.K. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Theoretical investigation of positional influence of FBG sensors for structural health monitoring of offshore structures. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS’17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8084976. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084976
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2698 = GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., MACLURE, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K., BUCHANAN, C., WILSON, L., MACLEOD, J., SMITH, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. Relocating patients from a specialist homeless healthcare centre to general practices: a multi-perspective study. British journal of general practice [online], 68(667), pages e105-e113. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X694577

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 11,223 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1070 = DAKUP, K., FULFORD, H. and SUTHERLAND, B. 2014. Investigating the adoption of sustainable green initiatives in Scottish food and drink SMEs. In: Galbraith, B. (ed.) Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 18-19 September 2014. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd., pages 507-513. (336 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (288 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/373 = TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first-year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (225 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (155 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (29.01.2018).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.12 – December 2017)

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Welcome to the twelfth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service

The publications team will be away over the Christmas period (Friday 22nd December through Tuesday 2nd January) and will not be checking e-mails during that time. We appreciate your patience and will look to respond to any enquiries as quickly as possible in the New Year.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,477 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2632 = HASSAN, O.A.G. and ROMILLY, P. [2017]. The relations between corporate economic performance, environmental disclosure and greenhouse gas emissions: new insights. Business strategy and the environment [online], (accepted).
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2631 = OMOTAYO, T.S. and KULATUNGA, U. 2017. Re-thinking post-contract cost controlling techniques in the Nigerian construction industry. In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I. and Ramachandra, T. Proceedings of the 5th world construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: University of Moratuwa [online], pages 380-388. Available from: http://www.becon.mrt.ac.lk/images/CIOB-2016/proceedings.pdf

Additionally, we have recently added the following new project collections:

  • https://openair.rgu.ac.uk/handle/10059/2615 = Women in early twentieth-century Scotland. [Research programme] – A collection of outputs relating to media-based research into the lives of women in Scotland from 1900 to 1918.

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 8,960 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (283 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/489 = KOKOLI, A.M. 2002. “The cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe”: towards a feminist remodelling of (meta)history. In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism, 11(1), pages 55-70. (199 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/918 = IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (114 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/373 = TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first-year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (112 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/714 = DAPAR, M.P. 2012. An investigation of the structures and processes of pharmacist prescribing in Great Britain: a mixed methods approach. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (112 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (20.12.2017).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.11 – November 2017)

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Welcome to the eleventh monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service

Earlier this month we upgraded our repository system, which will allow us to make future improvements. Keep an eye out for further information about these improvements over the next few months.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,450 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2605 = ROBERTSON, R., GRAY, D., BLOICE, L. and GRINNALL, A. 2017. Exploitation of off-peak airport spaces. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.2
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2601 = CARNEY, D. 2003. The analysis, presentation and sustainability of a past Northeast of Scotland “way of life” through video capture. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2600 = BARGHATHI, Y., COLLISON, D. and CRAWFORD, L. [2017]. Earnings management and audit quality: stakeholders’ perceptions. Journal of Management and Governance [online], (accepted).

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 6,011 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (121 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (49 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1021 = ADAM, I.S. 2014. An empirical investigation of the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s management of Nigeria’s upstream petroleum sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (31 downloads)

 The above data were correct at the time of writing (24.11.2017).

Beautiful Renewables: Land Art Generator Initiative exhibition at RGU

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ZM Architecture Team, Wind Forest

Can renewable energy become not merely infrastructure but a feature of place-making? What can architects, artists and designers bring to the transition towards a post-fossil fuel economy? Can creative approaches contribute to the commercialisation of new renewable technologies? These are some of the questions that the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is asking and why ecoartscotland partnered with them. Chris Fremantle, who established ecoartscotland in 2010, is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice at Gray’s School of Art.

The Land Art Generator Glasgow project focused on Dundas Hill, a former distillery and power station site just north of Glasgow City centre. Dundas Hill is now a regeneration site, being developed by a partnership between Scottish Canals and BIGG Regeneration supported by Glasgow City Council. The three short listed teams in the competition were led by architects and landscape architects (ERZ, Stallan Brand, ZM Architects), and involved engineers, designers and artists (Daziel+Scullion, Alec Finlay, Pigdin Perfect).

The exhibition of the Land Art Generator Glasgow project – along with examples from other LAGI competitions – is currently installed on the Concourse of the Sir Ian Wood Building at RGU. It has previously been exhibited in The Lighthouse, Glasgow; Exeter University Innovation Centre; and Tent, Edinburgh College of Art.

The Land Art Generator Initiative will be releasing the brief for its next international open competition in January 2018, this time for a site in Melbourne, Australia.

Outputs associated with the Land Art Generator Glasgow project are available to view together as a project collection on OpenAIR@RGU (available here). The outputs include a chapter in the book of the LAGI Copehagen Open Competition in 2014, a conference paper at PetroCultures 2016 conference as well as the citation of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Managers (CIWEM) Art and Environment Award made in 2016.

[Text adapted from the original blog post on the ecoartscotland website.]

Using Health and Health Behaviour Data

The UK Data service has a range of datasets available to help researchers investigate Health and Health behaviour.

A good example is the analysis around alcohol consumption, highlighted in Alcohol Awareness Week.

A national campaign (13-19 November 2017) focussing on alcohol and families and run by Alcohol Concern, Alcohol Awareness Week has seen a number of news stories using statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Public Health England and others which highlight how data can teach us about society and provide vital evidence for public policy.

In addition, a report in October 2017, ‘Like sugar for adults’, reported on children’s anxiety about parents’ drinking. Published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) in partnership with the Alcohol and Families Alliance and Alcohol Focus Scotland, it ‘shows that parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts of alcohol for their children to notice changes in their behaviour and experience negative impacts’.

IAS conducted the online survey of almost 1,000 parents and their children and interviewed focus groups, experts and practitioners. Findings included:

  • 29% of parents reported having been drunk in front of their child
  • 51% of parents reported having been tipsy in front of their child
  • 29% of parents thought it was OK to get drunk in front their child as long as it did not happen regularly

To search for data in our collection which explore research on alcohol use, visit our key theme pages on Health and health behaviour and explore our catalogue.

To see other articles in the news visit the UK Data Service Scoop.it page.