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Know Moore About: Copyright new Thu 5 Mar 2020   13:00 Finished

From fair dealing to sharing your research online it seems that nothing with copyright is ever simple. There are few black and white rules about copyright but there can be serious consequences for getting things wrong! This session will cover the basics of UK copyright law and how these impact researchers such as dealing with third party materials, seeking permissions and how to manage risk.

Know Moore About: Creative Commons new Thu 19 Mar 2020   13:00 Finished

Creative Commons licenses sit alongside existing copyright regulations as a way to help researchers use existing creations and share their own work with others. This session will explore the history of the Creative Commons movement, explore how the licenses can be put together and how researchers can use them to their best advantage.

Update Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and concerns around both staff and student safety the Moore Library has taken the decision to move all of its training sessions online for the foreseeable future. Please do not go to the Moore Library at your scheduled session time as this will no longer be running.

A recorded version of this training session will be uploaded on the date of the session. If you are interested in receiving an email notifying you of this, please sign up for the session. We will then circulate the links to the resources, as well as linking them here.

Session recording: Know Moore About Creative Commons Moore Minute video: Moore Minute: Creative Commons

As always, the Moore Research Support team will be available to answer any questions or offer any support that you may need at this time. Please email moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Know Moore About: Data Management Plans new Thu 12 Mar 2020   13:00 Finished

Many funders now require evidence of how researchers will manage the data they use and collect before funding is even released. Although this can seem like yet another piece of unnecessary paperwork, data management plans can actually make the research process much more efficient. This interactive session will encourage participants to think about the different elements of a plan and give them a chance to review existing plans to gather ideas they can use in their own work.

Know Moore About: Problem Publishers Tue 9 Mar 2021   13:00 Finished

This session will look at the 'problem' of so-called predatory publishers. These firms regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers and with the increased emphasis on publishing as a measure of success it can be easy to give into temptation. This session will look at whether these publishers are a problem, how to spot a potential predatory publisher or conference and the best action to take if you are approached.

Know Moore About: Presentations Tue 8 Jun 2021   13:00 [Places]

This session will introduce participants to a variety of methods used to communicate research before moving on to a discussion around best practice and techniques when preparing a presentation. Participants will first be given advice on producing slides, focusing on good design, accessibility, data presentation, and accessing Creative Commons licenced materials for their work. The session will conclude with an exploration of good delivery techniques with additional advice on what to do if it all goes wrong.

Know Moore About: Productivity new Thu 2 Apr 2020   13:00 Finished

This session will discuss a number of ways to increase your productivity during your studies. Firstly we will look at how to decipher your reading lists, before moving onto reading and note taking techniques. We will also take a look at how you can prioritise your tasks and time. Finally we will look at some of the ways you can create your perfect working atmosphere - from comfy seats to background noise apps.

Update Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and concerns around both staff and student safety the Moore Library has taken the decision to move all of its training sessions online for the foreseeable future. Please do not go to the Moore Library at your scheduled session time as this will no longer be running.

A recorded version of this training session will be uploaded on the date of the session. If you are interested in receiving an email notifying you of this, please sign up for the session. We will then circulate the links to the resources, as well as linking them here.

As always, the Moore Research Support team will be available to answer any questions or offer any support that you may need at this time. Please email moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Know Moore About: Referencing Tue 9 Feb 2021   13:00 Finished

This session introduces participants to the importance of good referencing practices within their work, and how it promotes good academic integrity. The University of Cambridge’s position on plagiarism will be examined before moving on to a discussion around good referencing techniques (both by hand and using a reference manager), using the Harvard referencing style as an example.

Know Moore About: Research Data Managment Tue 23 Feb 2021   13:00 Finished

Data management is a vital part of all research projects. Done well it can save time and stress as well as making the research process more efficient. This session will introduce participants to the basic elements of managing the information they use and create as part of their projects including how information can be backed up, stored and shared.

Know Moore About: Responsible Metrics new Thu 26 Mar 2020   13:00 Finished

Metrics have long been used as an indicator of academic success and as a way to make key decisions. As the measurement of impact becomes increasingly important within academia there has been something of a backlash against trusting purely quantitative methods of assessment. The Responsible Metrics movement aims to ensure that metrics are used fairly alongside other measures to gather a true assessment of impact. This session will discuss what the Responsible Metrics movement is, why it was developed, its importance and how research staff can get involved.

Update Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and concerns around both staff and student safety the Moore Library has taken the decision to move all of its training sessions online for the foreseeable future. Please do not go to the Moore Library at your scheduled session time as this will no longer be running.

A recorded version of this training session will be uploaded on the date of the session. If you are interested in receiving an email notifying you of this, please sign up for the session. We will then circulate the links to the resources, as well as linking them here.

As always, the Moore Research Support team will be available to answer any questions or offer any support that you may need at this time. Please email moore-rso@lib.cam.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Know Moore About: Ask Us Anything! (Drop-In) new Tue 15 Jun 2021   13:00 [Places]

Ask us anything! Got a question about any aspect of your research the please let us know in this informal drop-in session. If we don't know the answer we will know where to find it. We will be online for an hour ready to talk you through any issues so just pop in when you need to - no need to stay for the whole session.

Know Moore About: Becoming a Reflective Researcher new Tue 25 May 2021   13:00 [Places]

'Reflective practice' is a phrase that often makes people worry but it is just a formal term for something we all do every day. We all have an internal monologue which helps us to process our experiences, both positive and negative. Researchers and students are increasingly being asked to apply reflection to their studies, something emphasised by the key graduate outcomes of the University. But what does this actually mean? How can you use an abstract concept like reflection in your work?

This webinar will answer these questions and more. Learn about how you can use reflection to think critically about your response to information, analyse the opinions of others and bring these insights into your writing. You will also be shown how this process can help you in your everyday life - from interviews and coping with feedback through to helping you settle your thoughts at the end of a busy day.

Know Moore About: Copyright and Creative Commons new Tue 18 May 2021   13:00 [Places]

From fair dealing to sharing your research online it seems that nothing with copyright is ever simple. There are few black and white rules about copyright but there can be serious consequences for getting things wrong! This session will cover the basics of UK copyright law and how these impact researchers such as dealing with third party materials, seeking permissions and how to manage risk.

Know Moore About: Copyright (Drop-In) new Tue 1 Jun 2021   13:00 [Places]

Confused by copyright? You're not alone! Let your Research Support Team help you to understand what you can use in your work and what rights you have in work you produce in this informal drop-in session. We will be online for an hour ready to talk you through any issues so just pop in when you need to - no need to stay for the whole session.

Confused by online resources? Not sure where to start when you want to find something? Let your Research Support Team help you navigate the online library in this informal drop-in session. We will be online for an hour ready to talk you through any issues so just pop in when you need to - no need to stay for the whole session.

Know Moore About: Referencing (Drop-In) new Tue 11 May 2021   13:00 [Places]

Ready to reference but not sure where to start? Let your Research Support Team answer your questions and share our top tips in this informal drop-in session. We will be online for an hour ready to talk you through any issues so just pop in when you need to - no need to stay for the whole session.

Know Moore About: Sharing your Research Online new Tue 4 May 2021   13:00 [Places]

Completing your research project is no longer the final step in the research lifecycle. It's important to ensure that those both within and outside academia see your work and this means thinking strategically about how you promote both yourself and your work online. This session will look at how you can build a promotional strategy tailored to your work, things to think about when building your online presence and how to maximise and measure your impact.

Moore Module: Avoiding Plagiarism new Self-taught Bookable

Most people know to avoid deliberate plagiarism but some examples are more subtle and harder to spot. The University takes research integrity and any breeches very seriously so it is important for staff and students at all stages of their career to learn how to avoid problems.

This self-paced, interactive module allows learners to think about what constitutes plagiarism, it's role in academic misconduct, and how it can be avoided.

Moore Module: Data Management new Self-taught Bookable

Data management is an important skill for any researcher to manage but it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This self-paced, interactive module guides learners through the different components of building a data managment strategy for their project including storage, sharing and organisation. The module also includes an activity to build a README file for data to prepare it for wider sharing.

Using and collecting data is part of all academic work from keeping track of sources to producing new knowledge at the end of a project. Whatever type of data you deal with it is important to keep good records so that you can track down what you need quickly and efficiently. Open research has added another element to this by advocating the sharing of the results of research to help further wider knowledge and many research funders now expect to see evidence of a solid strategy in the form of a data management plan.

This self-paced, interactive module allows learners to discover the different elements of a data management plan and guides them through the process of producing one for their own project.

Moore Module: Open Access new Self-taught Bookable

Although not the only aspect of open research, open access to research outputs is perhaps the one most people will be familiar with. This constantly changing landscape can be confusing but It doesn't have to be with our handy introduction to all things OA.

This self-paced, interactive module allows learners to think about the wider issues around open access to information, the benefits it can have for both researchers and the wider world and what researchers need to do to comply with funder mandates.

Moore Module: Presentations new Self-taught Bookable

The phrase 'giving a presentation' strikes fear into the hearts of many but being able to do so is a valuable skill within academia and beyond. This module will guide you through everything you need to know in order to design and deliver an effective presentation, no matter what your focus and skill level.

This self-paced, interactive module allows learners to consider what they are trying to achieve with their presentation and how to design a solution that fits this need. It cover essential areas such as how to design effective slides, choosing and dealing with technology and overcoming nerves.

Moore Module: Problem Publishers new Self-taught Bookable

Researchers are often told that they need to 'publish or perish' but now there is a new threat to worry about. Problem or predatory publishers exist to take advantage of confusion around open access publishing by aiming to trick authors into publishing or presenting their work for a fee but not offering editorial services. At best this is a wasted chance to publish elsewhere and at worst it could have a lasting impact on academic reputations.

This self-paced, interactive module allows learners to think about how these publishers operate, how to avoid them and some of the key considerations that should be taken into account around any offer to publish or present.

Moore Module: Referencing new Self-taught Bookable

Referencing is a vital part of academic life and building on the work of others but to many it can seem like an extra hassle. This self-paced, interactive module will guide learners through why referencing is so important, what exactly you need to credit and why and showcase various tools to make the process easier.

Moore Module: Responsible Metrics new Self-taught Bookable

The measurement of research has long focused on numerical assessment but things are changing. With the University of Cambridge signing DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) it is important that researchers understand the issues surrounding the responsible use of metrics in their work.

This self-paced, interactive module allows learners to think about the issues around the limitations of relying on quantitative assessment and how they can make better use of a range of resources to showcase the impact of their work including putting together a responsible resume.

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