OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.34 – October 2019)

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

Service Update

We migrated our legacy data into Worktribe earlier this year, but we are still working to fix lots of inaccuracies and errors that have appeared in our records during the migration. If you spot any problems when using Worktribe or OpenAIR, please let us know and we’ll fix them as quickly as possible.

Later this year, we will begin running training sessions for researchers on how to use the Outputs module in Worktribe. This training will cover searching for existing outputs as well as adding new ones. Please note: you will need to have attended a “Getting Started with Worktribe” basic training session first, in order to be given access to the system.

Content

The repository currently contains 3,623 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:

  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/724009 = ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., BROADBENT, I.D. and STRACHAN, P.A. [2019]. Analysing the performance of United Kingdom (UK) offshore wind farms using public data: improving the evidence base for policy development. Utilities Policy [online], (accepted).

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR:

The above data were correct at the time of writing (30.10.2019).

Survey of researchers’ perceptions of incentives and disincentives in the research system on research integrity

Vitae in partnership with UKRIO have been commissioned by Research England, on behalf of UKRI to undertake a research integrity landscape study.

The project will consider the effects of incentives (drivers and motivators) in the research system on researcher behaviour in the context of research integrity, how these incentives are perceived by different stakeholders and the impact of these incentives on researcher behaviour and organisational practices more broadly.

The survey is open for responses from individuals and organisations connected to the UK research ecosystem, including all individuals who support research or researchers in the UK. We are looking for researchers at all career stages (including PhD candidates) and in all disciplines, who are based in the UK, to participate in the survey.

We would be grateful if you would promote this study to your relevant staff, students and other networks https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/researchintegritystudy – the survey closes on Wednesday 6 November.

In light of growing interest in improving research culture, this study will uncover how research integrity is supported and enhanced within the UK research landscape, as well as how it could be better supported.

Further information is available here

Vitae Research Integrity Workshop, 8 October 2019, Edinburgh.

Would you like to contribute to a research study of research integrity? The Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2012) defines research integrity as ‘maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research’

Including:

  • Honesty in all aspects of research
  • Rigour in methods, interpretations and communication
  • Transparency and open communication
  • Care and respect for participants, subjects and the stewardship of research and scholarship

Vitae in partnership with UKRIO have been commissioned by Research England, on behalf of UKRI to undertake a research integrity landscape study. This project will consider the effects of incentives (drivers and motivators) in the research system on researcher behaviour in the context of research integrity, how these incentives are perceived by different stakeholders and the impact of these incentives on researcher behaviour and organisational practices more broadly. 

The study involves a number of research workshops between July and October and a large-scale researcher survey in the autumn.We are looking for researchers at all career stages (from PhD candidate upwards) and in all disciplines, who are based in the UK, to participate in one of the workshops. We are now seeking expressions of interest for autumn events. These will take place in several locations across the UK. The workshop is a half-day programme and participants are not asked to do any preparation or follow-up.

To register interest for the Edinburgh Workshop, held at the Scottish Funding Council, follow this link.

Please note that we will seek to balance attendance at the workshops taking into account discipline, career stage and institution. Workshop places are limited and we will confirm places by email and hold a waiting list.