-personal background Recently completed my DPHIL in the department of clinical medicine at Oxford, and have been working for the RIN for ~ a year and a half We enhance and broaden understanding of how researchers in the UK create and use information resources and services of all kinds and try and bridge the gap between researchers and policy makers at all levels
At the beginning I am going to ask you a lot of questions
Before we get stated - how many of you have used the following for professional or personal reasons – put your hand up
These types of sites fall into a number of different categories
There are more types of sites than this, as I have not included sites where you can share workflows or protocols – I have also not included wikis and blgos – as I am assuming all of you sort of know what they are and will have had some experience of them even if it is only through wikipedia.
- This is some work that we have done which shows that actually not everyone is using these tools and that we do need to challenge this assumption. -
In many ways this is similar to traditional way of finind a job – sign up for various news lists but they just happen to be twitter feeds or RSS feeds People underestimate that amount of information being posted on twitter – most employers and this included the funding councils all have twitter accounts where they post upcoming funding and job opportunities
How many of you have ever googled yourself? Very good exercise, especially as the majority of employers will do a quick Goole search And having an online research profile is becoming increasingly important for those wanting to make contact with other researchers and people interested in the same things Important to note that my facebook profile is not one of the top hits as this is something I use for personal life not my professional life My own google search – top 12 items are me – now it helps as I have a slightly unusual name
And having an online research profile is becoming increasingly important for those wanting to make contact with other researchers and people interested in the same things By having a good web presence I have been invited to give talks and join committee I would otherwise not have been involved –
Want to highlight ht enumber and different types of sites I am talking about Importantly this is not just something you do as an add one – but something that should hopefully become part of your everyday research life cycle. Research 2.0 - Research 2.0 involves new Internet-enabled methods of generating peer-produced online content by leveraging the lightweight, easy-to-use and easy-to-modify tools of Web 2.0 (wikis, blogs, mashups, social networking sites, content sharing sites, applets, etc.) by reusing, re-purposing and/or redesigning them as tools and resources for academic research. Eric Meyers Oii Current research practises: have a look the list we had for current research practises and now think the resources you use and those that are web based There are actually web based tools and resources for all stages of the research life cycle (go through cycle) Question then is what are the implications for this – that does it mean for traditional sources of information i.e. non-digital materials?
Monitor how succesful you have been in creating your online presence: very simple google yourself and see how that changes over time set up a google alert Google analytics to monitor your website usgage Sites such as academia.edu also inlcude these – you get an email every time someone searchers for you, it trackes howmany times your papers or talks were viewed etc.
Social media and career development Branwen Hide March 23rd, 2010 University of Southampton School of Humanities Postgraduate Researcher Career Events
Research life cycle Research Production Publication Development of a research idea Post-publication and distribution Pre-publication dissemination Literature reviews, online data bases, online archival material, online discussions Text mining, virtual lab equipment, online-analysis, reuse of existing data Blogs, wikis, networking sites, on-line forums E-journals, e-books, open access publications, subject specific repositories Blogs, wikis, online-forums, networking sites, slideshare, Flicker, YouTube, institutional repositories, reference sharing sites, subject specific repositories, Society web pages Times Archives Online, UKPMC, UKDA EMBL,H-net.org, Economists online myExperiment, Ensembl MyExperiment, arXiv, Friendfeed Researchgate, H-net.org Mendeley, citeUlike, Connotea, Twitter, Omeka, ScholarPress PLoS, open humanities press, EBI, PDB, UKDA, UKPMC