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Research Workshops

Our team of Liaison Librarians will be available to provide online help to researchers during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please contact us through the team email for support with finding and managing information, promoting your research and access to online resources. 

Recordings of our Skills for Researcher workshops 2019-20 can be found online in Canvas via the Post-Graduate Researcher Development Programme (Literature Searching for Researchers; Raising Your Research Impact & Profile; Getting Started with Archival Research; Open Access and the REF)

We will also continue to add webinars from external organisations to this page.



2nd July 2020 | 2pm – 3.30pm | Webinar from BrightTALK

Open science and the reward system: how can they be aligned?

How do we encourage researchers to engage in open science activities’? Gain a deeper understanding of possible changes to how we consider academic value, retain mobility internationally and beyond academia, and create incentives for open science activities.

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3rd July 2020 | 10am – 11am | Product training from ProQuest

Early English Books Online: How to get the most out of the ProQuest Platform

Discover the most effective ways of searching content, learn about the features of the ProQuest platform, and see how the platform easily supports you in your early modern research.

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16th July | 11am | Webinar from IEEE Computer Society

Smart and Circular Cities: Status, Trends and Opportunities

Join Dimitrios Serpanos, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Patras for his webinar on smart and circular cities. Topics include current goals and priorities, identifying trends, challenges and opportunities as well as issues of policy and governance.

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Online recording from June 2020

Supporting COVID-19 research efforts: How to make search strategies more effective and efficient?

View Dr. Subhasree Nag’s presentation on developing effective, systematic searches of the literature around COVID-19 research.

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30th June 2020 | 6pm – 7.30pm | Webinar with ICE: Institution of Civil Engineers

Improving the seismic performance of buildings

This event will look at the results of two research projects focusing on improving the seismic performance of buildings through dynamic interaction with secondary structures, currently under development at Loughborough University.

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1st July 2020 | 12pm – 1pm | Webinar with ICE: Institution of Civil Engineers

State of the Nation 2020: Infrastructure and the 2050 Net-Zero Target launch

Last year the Government introduced legislation to make the target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 a legally binding commitment. Attendees will understand more about the report’s recommendations, as well as hear from key government and industry stakeholders on their views of the deliverability of the report.

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2nd July 2020 | 1pm – 2pm | Webinar with ICE: Institution of Civil Engineers

Highway drainage design

Join Darryl Haigh, Drainage Engineering Manager at Marshalls, to learn about the design of Highway drainage systems, with a particular focus on the use of linear pre-cast solutions and best practise in design.

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29th June 2020 | 11am - 12pm | Webinar from JISC

Where does your institution’s research data really end up?

Join this online briefing to discover how a comprehensive overview of your institution's datasets can help you track, report and evaluate your research data. Explore how tools such as CRIS systems, specifically PURE, and Mendeley Data Monitor can help you achieve funder and REF compliance.

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Make confident decisions with publisher-neutral intelligence (new version JCR 2020)

The 2020 Journal Citation Reports are coming out this month (JCR 2019 data)! Learn how to analyse journal performance with and beyond Journal Impact Factors. Quickly identify which journals in the sciences and social sciences are cited most often by scholars in over 200 disciplines.


Open Session: How do I do this in Web of Science?

Do you have questions about our solutions (Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, InCites, Publons, Kopernio, etc.)? We’ll cover everything you want to know in this special Q&A session.   Please send your questions by email to 7 days before the session.

  • Date: Tuesday 30 June at 10.00am London (45 mins).


In case you missed them, recordings of previous Clarivate Analytics webinars are available to download or stream at:

Details of additional Clarivate Analytics webinars which may be of interest at:

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Online workshops: Social data and the third sector: evidence, skills and tools

2 - 16 July 2020 

Does your charity or project struggle to find the data to demonstrate needs in your community or show the impact of your work? When you find the data do you have the skills to analyse them?
In July, the UK Data Service is running a series of three introductory online workshops aimed at supporting organisations in the third sector to access and use quantitative data relevant to their services and projects’ needs. All three workshops will be free to attend. 


Webinar: Energy data for research

13 July 2020
Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST

This free webinar is jointly organised by the UK Data Service and the Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) at University College London.

Dave Rawnsley (UK Data Service) will discuss the international energy data available from the UK Data Service, such as the International Energy Agency World Energy Statistics and the International Energy Agency CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion. This will be followed by a presentation about the SERL project by Simon Elam (Principal Research Fellow and Director of SERL at University College London) and Darren Bell (UK Data Service). SERL is a 5-year project to develop a Smart Energy Research Lab to provide vital access to energy data for the UK research community. The presentation will give a summary of the SERL project, data and research as well as the technical infrastructure used.

The webinar will consist of 45 minutes of presentations and 15 minutes for questions.

Please click here for more information and to book


Submitting to high-impact journals: tips for your researchers [Recordings]

Would you like to provide your researchers with guidance on submitting to high-impact journals? Editors of The Lancet Rheumatology and Joule, Cell Press, share information on the publishing cycle, developing papers for submission and getting research noticed.

Learn how Lancet editors decide which papers to accept for publication  >

Must know tips for publishing in premium journals  >


How to Get Published with the IEEE

Learn how to become a published author with the IEEE and increase the visibility of your research.

Join IEEE Client Services Manager, Paul Henriques, for this insightful session. Discover how to select the appropriate journal or conference, what IEEE editors and reviewers look for, and how to use IEEE Xplore for an effective literature review. Paul will highlight the IEEE Author Center and other helpful resources available to IEEE authors.

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