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List of general resources for researchers related to the RINs remit

  • 10 websites to help you keep up-to-date with scholarly journal contents The Spineless Blog (21 October 2009)
  • Archives Hub - a gateway to thousands of the UK’s richest archives with section for researchers on using the hub for research
  • Association for Survey Computing - society for the advancement of knowledge in software and technology for research surveys and statistics, run events on survey methods and the research process more generally
  • AuthorAid - supporting developing country researchers in publishing their work
  • AuthorMapper - an online tool for visualizing scientific research, enables document discovery based on author locations and geographic maps.
  • British Library - help for researchers’ portal
  • British Library - science pages to help researchers find information and discover the range of services and activities that the Library offers
  • Create Change - site aimed at researchers about issues in scholarly communications
  • Crescent Network - facilitates early career researchers in taking their first steps in public engagement, the site also acts as a signpost to public engagement funding opportunities, training events and other resources
  • Doc Blog for PGRs - blog by Emily Bannister, the PGR Development Officer for the Faculty of Humanities at Manchester University Interested in how PGRs market their PhDs outside of the Higher Education sector
  • Ebook search - be inspired by others’ ebook searches
  • EThOS - catalogue of UK research theses
  • European Information Association - organisation providing access to information about the EU and expertise in its workings, to enable people to gain a clearer picture of what the EU is and how it works
  • EURAXESS - information and advice for funding opportunities and jobs
  • ICT consequences blog - access, use and consequences of ICT in the network society
  • IssueLab - collection of research papers on open educational resources, by organisations who are either studying the movement towards open access or implementing open access projects of their own.
  • JISC Digital Media - aims to support FE and HE in using digital media
  • Knowledge search engine -  search engine that aims to provide meaningful results
  • Marginal structure - blog by Jessy Cowan-Sharp of NASA’s Ames Research Center that develops and integrates collaborative web technologies. Also looks automated digital forensics, natural language processing, and data mining, with an interest in applying these techniques to the study of patterns in human behaviour, organization, and governance
  • NESTA crucible - offers 30 early-stage career researchers an opportunity to develop new collaborations across disciplines
  • Open science at web-scale: Optimising participation and predictive potential. JISC (November 2009)
  • The open science source project - project looking at providing wide access to participation in the research process.
  • Research Councils UK - Knowledge transfer portal
  • Science: So What? - So everything - public engagement in science website
  • Science File - science website and community, aims to be a comprehensive collection of science reference materials on the internet
  • Science Roll - blog
  • Science Survival - blog
  • SciTopics - Research summaries by experts
  • The Spineless - blog providing news, views, information and advice on the library’s resources and services, for all staff and students of Heriot-Watt University
  • SUNCAT - The Serials Union Catalogue for the UK research community is a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in the UK
  • Tutor hunt - a service for both pupils and tutors wishing to advertise their services
  • UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) - offers advice and guidance on the good practice of research and how to address misconduct in research
  • Research methods and resources - University of York resource that covers evaluative techniques, writing skills and presentation of research

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