NHS Grampian Seminar: Research in Challenging Situations – Dr Stephen McSwiggan

NHS Grampian will be hosting a research seminar titled ‘Research in Challenging Situations – Dr Stephen McSwiggan’ to be held on Friday 30th Sept at 12.30 in the Medical Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Dr McSwiggan is currently Head of Commercial Research Services for the University of Dundee/ NHS Tayside. Originally qualifying as an RGN in 1991, he has worked in clinical research since 1999.  In this seminar Steve will discuss the challenges of doing research and talk about his experiences with the Ebola research and how that impacted not only on himself but the team around him, including those based in the UK. We will hear about how he got involved, his thoughts on how prepared the research community is to react to such outbreaks and how he was treated when he returned to the UK.

Please email nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to book your place!




Opportunity: Ninesights – finding an industry research partner

ninesightsNinesights is an opportunities website which showcases innovation opportunities and industry needs.  It is a great way to find industry research partners. There are currently opportunities for materials science, food science, computing, energy science and sensors, amongst many others.

Depositing Research Outputs: Getting more from OpenAIR

imagesRGU has its own institutional repository for research outputs called “OpenAIR”.  Depositing research outputs in OpenAIR meets many Open Access requirements and, because the repository is optimised for search engines, it can raise the profile of research staff and students.  To improve the level of service support offered to researchers and research students, a new policy has been approved. As a result, OpenAIR is now accepting submissions of many more kinds of research output, including research data, systematic review protocols and any outputs created by doctoral and research masters students. If you would like to find out more, get in touch with the OpenAIR team, or read the full policy.”


UK Funding Councils post-2014 Open Access Policy

JISC Open Access HEFCE Policy

Today is the day – 1 April 2016 – that this policy has finally come into effect. Mafalda Picarra from Jisc has written a timely blog reminder of what it all means. The University Library is ready to support your work, just copy your acceptance email from the publisher with the manuscript to publications@rgu.ac.uk