RCUK / UKRI Industrial Fellowships for ECRs 2017

In response to the industrial strategy, Research Councils UK (RCUK) (UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)) has developed a fellowship programme to be supported through the National Productivity Investment Fund. Targeted at early career researchers (ECRs), RCUK / UKRI Industrial Innovation Fellowships will be a step change in the support provided by the research councils to the research leaders of the future, enabling some of the UK’s most talented researchers to undertake major new innovation oriented and intellectual endeavours.

For applicants within NERC’s science remit, NERC will be delivering these fellowships through Industrial Innovation Fellowships and Industrial Mobility Fellowships.  Industrial Mobility Fellowships are 6-12 month fellowships to enable ECRs to spend dedicated, continuous time within industry aligned with the objectives of the Industrial Strategy and the challenge areas recognised therein, or for researchers within industry aligned with industrial strategy to second to a research organisation for the lifetime of the fellowship.

RCUK (UKRI) 2017 Industrial Mobility Fellowships support the delivery of the industrial strategy by supporting early career researchers to explore interdisciplinary solutions as well as addressing focused sectoral needs to the economic benefit of the UK, both in the short term and long term. This scheme will ensure that the UK industrial sector has a supply of skilled researchers and will nurture future leaders in both industry and the research base.

This call opens on Je-S 12 September 2017 and closes on 19 September 2017. It is anticipated that all Industrial Mobility Fellowships will commence by 1 January 2018 at the latest.

Save the date – Data Fest Scotland 2018

19th -23rd March 2018 – Data Fest is back! DataFest will showcase Scotland’s leading role in data on the international stage, while offering an unprecedented networking platform where you can interact with local and international talent, industry, academia and data enthusiasts. The festival will continue to explore how #DataChangesEverything, and this year the programme will have a special focus on collaboration. To stay up to date with #DataFest18 news, visit www.datafest.global and register your interest. You can also follow us on Twitter @DataFest_ and join the conversation using #DataChangesEverything.

Research Opportunity: Understanding Society Innovation Panel

The UK Data Service is pleased to announce the release of Wave 9 of the Understanding Society Innovation Panel (IP). To download the data simply register with the UK Data Service. The Innovation Panel is a longitudinal survey designed for researchers to use as a test-bed for innovative ways of collecting data and developing new areas of research. The latest data release, (IP9) uses a mixed-mode design, which includes both online and face-to-face interviews.

The Innovation Panel conducts multiple experiments and methodological tests each year which are submitted by researchers worldwide. The next call for proposals will be launched in November 2017.

The Innovation Panel team has published a new working paper which summarises the results of experiments and methodological tests: Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 9: Results from Methodological Experiments.

Breakdown of the experiments in wave 9

  • Reconciling Household Income and Spending (Mike Brewer, Jon Burton, Thomas F. Crossley, Paul Fisher, Alessandra Gaia, Annette Jӓckle, and Joachim Winter)
  • Improving Household Survey Measures of Income (Paul Fisher, Alessandra Gaia, Mike Brewer, Jon Burton, Thomas F. Crossley, Annette Jӓckle, and Joachim Winter)
  • Masking opposition to immigration: an experimental approach to understand the dynamics of social desirability bias (Mathew J. Creighton, and Amaney Jamal)
  • A comparison of self-reported sexual identity using direct and indirect questioning (Alessandra Gaia)
  • Separating systematic measurement error components using multi-trait multi-error (MTME) in longitudinal studies (Alexandru Cernat and Daniel Oberski)
  • IP9 experiment on visual presentation of satisfaction scales (Jonathan Burton)
  • What do the general population regard as “successful ageing”? (Elise Whitley, Michaela Benzeval and Frank Popham)
  • Targeted day of the week to send email invitation to the survey (Annamaria Bianchi)

Impact and usage examples

 

Training is also being offered for users of IP data.  The online course Introduction to the Innovation Panel using Stata consists of an introductory presentation about the Innovation Panel, followed by a series of examples. The focus of the course is on understanding which data are available and how to prepare them for analyses, rather than on analysis methods. The course is aimed at new users of the Innovation Panel, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data.

*Extended Deadline* Call For Participants – Rethinking Food: The Creativity of Entrepreneurship Workshop, 3-6 October 2017

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The deadline for the below has been extended to the 7th August 2017. Application forms can be downloaded here Newton Fund call information and application form and completed applications should be returned to n.gulari@rgu.ac.uk

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Rethinking food: The creativity of entrepreneurship

Food, from production through consumption to waste is a complex system at the centre of human life and culture. Food therefore is an important new area for entrepreneurial activity and design has a key role to play in its development working with business and academia. How can researchers in design and business from the UK and Turkey work together to promote entrepreneurialism and sustainability?

This workshop will provide an important opportunity to share learning from and build on the successful 4 year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Design in Action project. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, led on the food theme resulting in several new startups.

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and TUBITAK will be holding a four-day workshop on design entrepreneurship in Istanbul, on 3-6 October 2017.

Based on a concept developed by Gray’s Early Career Researcher, Dr Nil Gulari the workshop is being coordinated by Professor Emeritus Anne Douglas (Robert Gordon University) and Professor Alpay Er (Ozyegin University) and will have contributions from other leading researchers including Professor Ozlem Er (Istanbul Technical University), Chris Fremantle (Robert Gordon University), Dr Nil Gulari  (Robert Gordon University) and Dr Isıl Oygur Ilhan (Ozyegin University). All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

Gulari’s Phd (2014) focused on Design Support Programmes in UK including Gray’s Centre for Design Innovation (c4di), Design in Action and her current research investigates design-led entrepreneurship and innovation in Estonia, Turkey, and France. Leaders of these programmes, including Professor Ozlem Er, came together during the Scottish Design Summit in 2015 in Edinburgh to exchange current thinking and plan future collaborations.

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers in the fields of design, business or food related science (completed their PhD within the last 10 years or equivalent research experience) from the UK and Turkey to apply to attend this workshop.

The application form, with more details on the initiative, is attached here: Newton Fund call information and application form and should be sent to n.gulari@rgu.ac.uk before the deadline of 7th of August.

Applicants should address the questions via email to n.gulari@rgu.ac.uk.

Key Information:

Workshop Title: Rethinking food: The creativity of entrepreneurship

UK coordinator: Professor Anne Douglas, Robert Gordon University

Partner Country coordinator: Professor Alpay Er, Ozyegin University.

Discipline: Creative fields, Business and Food sciences

Dates and venue: 3-6 October 2017, Istanbul

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.7 – July 2017)

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Welcome to the seventh 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 2,252 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2413 = MCFADDEN, A., GAVINE, A., RENFREW, M.J., WADE, A., BUCHANAN, P., TAYLOR, J.L., VEITCH, E., RENNIE, A.M., CROWTHER, S.A., NEIMAN, S. and MACGILLIVRAY, S. 2017. Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 2, article number CD001141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001141.pub5

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 4,827 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. (64 downloads)

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. (138 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. (68 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/916 = ATOROUGH, P. 2013. Consumer Behaviour in Online Shopping: Understanding the Role of Regulatory Focus. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (55 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (24.07.2017).

Dr Data – the answer to cancer. And other things……

The Farr Institute’s latest news includes their participation in the Edinburgh Fringe with Dr Data: The Answer to Cancer, produced in cooperation with the Cancer Innovation Challenge and the Beltane Network, and part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, a well-established series of research-related performances.  The latest news release also covers cyber security, collaborations between Scottish Government the NHS and the Data Lab, and also a call for submissions to the e-journal “The International Journal of Population Data Science”.

 

UK Data Service – visualising data

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new interactive data visualisation feature on UKDS.Stat, the data dissemination platform for international data at the UK Data Service. We have added a ‘Featured data’ section to the UKDS Stat homepage where we will highlight significant/topical news or events and showcase relevant international data. To launch this feature we have chosen to highlight #WorldPopulationDay which takes place on 11 July each year. The theme for this year is Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations which has the aim of raising awareness that access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right, is central to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and is a key factor in reducing poverty.

The scatterplot displayed includes two data series from the World Bank World Development Indicator dataset (April 2017 edition) – ‘Birth rate (per 1000 people) vs GDP per capita, PPP, 2015’. A link to the data visualisation can be tweeted and a link to the correct citation information is displayed. In addition, the scatterplot data can be viewed within a UKDS.Stat table and any update to the underlying dataset will be immediately reflected in the interactive data visualisation. The scatterplot is generated by extracting data via the UKDS.Stat Application Programming Interface (API) using the SDMX-JSON web service, which is then fed into an appropriate visualisation tool; it is the result of work carried out by the international data team looking at how people can use the UKDS.Stat API to access data and generate a variety of interactive visualisations. Presenting data in a visual context can help people to understand the significance of the data. As well as highlighting the data we host on UKDS.Stat, we are keen to help others to build their own visualisations using our data. We have added some information describing how to create both static data visualisations within UKDS.Stat and also how to generate interactive data visualisations from API queries and from CSV formatted data. We would love to see any data visualisations you develop, so please do let us know and remember to #citethedata.

 

 

Call For Participants – Rethinking Food: The Creativity of Entrepreneurship Workshop, 3-6 October 2017

Rethinking food: The creativity of entrepreneurship

Food, from production through consumption to waste is a complex system at the centre of human life and culture. Food therefore is an important new area for entrepreneurial activity and design has a key role to play in its development working with business and academia. How can researchers in design and business from the UK and Turkey work together to promote entrepreneurialism and sustainability?

This workshop will provide an important opportunity to share learning from and build on the successful 4 year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Design in Action project. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, led on the food theme resulting in several new startups.

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and TUBITAK will be holding a four-day workshop on design entrepreneurship in Istanbul, on 3-6 October 2017.

Based on a concept developed by Gray’s Early Career Researcher, Dr Nil Gulari the workshop is being coordinated by Professor Emeritus Anne Douglas (Robert Gordon University) and Professor Alpay Er (Ozyegin University) and will have contributions from other leading researchers including Professor Ozlem Er (Istanbul Technical University), Chris Fremantle (Robert Gordon University), Dr Nil Gulari  (Robert Gordon University) and Dr Isıl Oygur Ilhan (Ozyegin University). All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

Gulari’s Phd (2014) focused on Design Support Programmes in UK including Gray’s Centre for Design Innovation (c4di), Design in Action and her current research investigates design-led entrepreneurship and innovation in Estonia, Turkey, and France. Leaders of these programmes, including Professor Ozlem Er, came together during the Scottish Design Summit in 2015 in Edinburgh to exchange current thinking and plan future collaborations.

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers in the fields of design, business or food related science (completed their PhD within the last 10 years or equivalent research experience) from the UK and Turkey to apply to attend this workshop.

The application form, with more details on the initiative, is attached here: Newton Fund call information and application form and should be sent to n.gulari@rgu.ac.uk before the deadline of 27 of July.

Applicants should address the questions via email to n.gulari@rgu.ac.uk. Selected applicants will be informed by 2nd of August 2017.

Key Information:

Workshop Title: Rethinking food: The creativity of entrepreneurship

UK coordinator: Professor Anne Douglas, Robert Gordon University

Partner Country coordinator: Professor Alpay Er, Ozyegin University.

Discipline: Creative fields, Business and Food sciences

Dates and venue: 3-6 October 2017, Istanbul

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.6 – June 2017)

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Welcome to the sixth 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 2,223 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2388 = BREMNER, P.A.M. 2017. From fourth year to the outside world: are we making our fashion graduates ‘work ready’ – are their skills transferable into the workplace? Presented at the 3rd International enhancement in higher education conference: inspiring excellence, transforming the student experience, 6-8 June 2017, Glasgow, UK.

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 6,360 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. (121 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (404 downloads)
  • 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. (153 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. (89 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (22.06.2017).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.5 – May 2017)

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Welcome to the fifth 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 2,168 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2335 = ALSAAD, D., ALOBAIDLY, S., ABDULROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AHMED, A., ALHAIL, M. 2017. Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management [online], 13, pages 625-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S132294

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 6,817 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. (128 downloads)

201705_Altmetric_Royle_Digital

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (445 downloads)
  • 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. (170 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. (94 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (30.05.2017).