OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.23 – November 2018)

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Welcome to the twenty-third 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 3,089 links between Schools and outputs (some records are linked to multiple Schools and therefore included in this figure more than once). Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/3228 = FREIER, D., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M., BANI, N.A., MAS’UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A., KARIM, M.E. and YUSOFF, Z. 2018. Simulating the annual energy yield of a rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 7th international conference on photonoics (ICP) 2018, 9-11 April 2018, Langkawi, Malaysia. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8533197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2018.8533197

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 12,971 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/400 = LAING, A.F. 2008. Bookselling culture and consumer behaviour: marketing strategies and responses in traditional and online environments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (247 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. (178 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2403 = CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (176 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.11.2018).

Concordat Consultation events

To further inform the revision of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and in parallel with the online consultation, members of the Concordat Strategy Group are hosting a series of sector consultation events.

The Concordat consultation events provide a timely opportunity to discuss the review recommendations in further detail. Summaries of the discussions will be captured to feed into the consultation analysis. Therefore the events will help inform the new revisions to the Concordat and ensure the UK maintains its leading position in research and innovation.

There events are being held Bristol, London and Edinburgh during December. They are open to all who support researchers in the UK, including researchers, researcher developers, principal investigators, pro-vice chancellors, funders and other stakeholders. There is no fee to attend, but places are limited and we will be aiming to achieve a balance of organisations and roles.

Please register your interest using one of the links below. Places will be confirmed via email.

Register your interest to attend in Bristol on 4 December 13:30 – 16:00, hosted by Research England

Register your interest to attend in London on 12 December 9:30 – 12:00, hosted by Universities UK

Register your interest to attend in Edinburgh on 14 December 9:30 – 12:00, hosted by Scottish Funding Council

Date TBC – specific researcher event in partnership with UKRSA

Have you responded to the consultation of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers?

The consultation presents a ten-year opportunity to shape the revisions that are needed to ensure the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers remains fit for the future. The Concordat can make a real difference in improving the environment and career development for researchers and is important in helping develop the pipeline of talent and ensuring the UK maintains its leading position in research and innovation. Organisations and individuals, including all staff engaged in research, as well as those managing or supporting research and researchers, should consider responding to the consultation.

Complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/concordat2018

Supporting documentation

Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers: https://www.ukri.org/skills/policy-and-frameworks/review-of-the-concordat-to-support-the-career-development-of-researchers/

Concordat Strategy Group Response to the Independent Review: https://www.ukri.org/files/skills/csg-concordat-review-response-september-2018-pdf/

Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers: https://www.vitae.ac.uk/concordat-text (2008 version)

Background to the Concordat on the Vitae website: https://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy/ concordat-background

Download a copy of the consultation survey questions: https://www.crac.org.uk/launch-of-online-consultation-for-concordat-to-support-the-career-development-of-researchers

Consultation survey privacy notice: https://www.crac.org.uk/Concordat-consultation- privacy-notice

These documents can also be found on the CRAC website: https://www.crac.org.uk/launch-of-online-consultation-for-concordat-to-support-the-career-development-of-researchers