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The purpose of academic writing for engineers is to convey information clearly and succinctly. Your writing, whether a technical report, conference paper or journal article, should consider the intended audience, use clear language, have a logical structure, and attribute ideas accurately. This online resource includes training and resources to support your academic writing and referencing.

Copyright is one of a bundle of rights which help to ensure that a work is not used without permission. Copyright is automatically granted once the work has been produced in a tangible form, for example written down. In most cases the first copyright holder is the author of the work. This online resource includes training and resources to support your understanding of copyright and Creative Commons licences.

Conference posters are a simple, visual, and effective way of sharing your research. They may be presented at academic or professional conferences, Departmental events, or educational events for the general public. A well-designed poster allows you to communicate information about your work in a concise and appealing manner, and engage with colleagues, peers and others in a conversational setting.

Creating a conference poster is a balancing act between including enough detail to effectively describe your work, and keeping it visually attractive and minimal enough that people can understand at least the main points at a glance.

This online resource will help you create effective conference posters and introduce key design principles.

A 'Literature Search' is the act of searching databases and the internet effectively to find key literature on your research topic. A 'Literature Review' is the reading and reviewing of a subject in the form of a written piece of work. This online resource will help you work through the process of literature searching and reviewing.

There is an increased emphasis on managing and sharing data produced in research. Many of the research funders supporting work at the University of Cambridge require that research data are openly available with as few restrictions as possible.

Research data management is a complex issue, but done correctly from the start, could save you a lot of time and hassle at the end of the project; when preparing your data for a publication or writing up your thesis. Research data takes many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications. This online resource will help you understand the principles of data management and create your own Data Management Plan.

Presentations are one way to share your research. You want to ensure your message is clear and that you are confident in presenting your information to others.

Your presentation should let your key points stand out and show that you have expert knowledge, and a clear and succinct message.

This online resource will help you learn how to communicate your key messages clearly and concisely.introduce good practice in creating and delivering presentations.

Sharing your research is becoming an increasingly important area of academic practice and scholarly communications. How you share, where you share, and how you are seen online are all important factors to consider. An increasing number of funders are now requiring that your research outputs and any underlying datasets are made openly available.

This online resource will introduce you to some key concepts and principles of sharing your research including Open Access and Open Research.

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