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Provided by: Department of Engineering

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Engineering: RCC Information Management Sessions


This series of workshops has been developed for Research and Communication Clubs within the Department of Engineering to ensure that postgraduate students receive the information management support and training required for their research.

RCC Coordinators: To book your whole group onto these sessions or to arrange alternative dates and times, please contact Niamh (email or phone 01223 748224).

Target audience
  • Division A: Fluids Research and Communication Club
  • Other postgraduates at the Department of Engineering
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered (session 1)

Searching the Literature

  • Resources for research in Engineering
  • Search techniques and strategies
  • Using reference managers to gather references
  • Accessing resources (including an introduction to Open Access)
Topics covered (session 2)

Working with the Literature

  • Critical appraisal techniques
  • Academic reading and note-taking
  • Referencing and reference management
  • Research ethics: Plagiarism and copyright
Topics covered (session 3)

Managing your Research Data

  • Data management planning
  • Organising data
  • Data preservation
  • Research ethics: Confidentiality, Integrity, Data sharing
  • Presentations, demonstrations and practicals
  • Three sessions of one to two hours
  • A number of times per term
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