This is a gentle reminder of the University research policies, which can be viewed here: https://www.sas.ac.uk/research/research-policies-and-protocols
It’s very important that all researchers, staff, fellows and students embed these policies within their methodology and approach to undertaking research and engage with the research services if they require any support or have any questions.
To support researchers in understanding and complying with these policies, more training content is being developed and training platforms are being created. For example, to support colleagues understanding and compliant with the new Research Data Management Policy, a thorough guidance has been developed and will be shared soon. An online training platform is being developed to help visualise all the intricacies of data management in research and a toolkit which will aim to support researchers and their particular circumstances when managing research data is being created.
Green Research Data Management
In a vital piece of work, Dr Christopher Ohge from the Institute of English Studies is leading a working group to produce a larger ‘tool-kit’ for green digital practices in the humanities.
We look forward to sharing more resources with you in the coming months, but in the meantime, Christopher has provided the following link:
A Researcher Guide to Writing a Climate Justice Oriented Data Management Plan:
UKRI announced its new Open Access policy in August 2021. Since then, a lot of institutions have been trying to make sense of, and operationalise, what is a dramatic change to Open Access for Journal Articles and Monographs, including UoL.
While the policy only covers UKRI-funded outputs, this is applicable to the 70% of the University’s research funding which comes from the UK Research Councils. Work has been ongoing between the Research Services, ISDT, Senate House Library, the Publication team to establish whether the University policy adopts the UKRI mandate in its entirety or adopts its own policy appropriate to its framework, while making allowance to support UKRI funded projects and their outputs to ensure compliance with the UKRI policies.
To support this investigation, the Research Services launched over month ago a survey seeking colleagues’ comments on the UKRI Open Access Policy. Specifically:
- What difficulties have you experienced, do you currently have or envisage in the future as a result of the new UKRI policy?
- What institutional support do you need in this area?
- Do you understand both the University of London (internal) and funder (external) requirements when it comes to Open Access?
We’d also like to hear your comments on SAS-Space (http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/) and its role as the institutional repository. Does it cover your needs?
Please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org – comments received will inform revisions to the University’s Open Access Policy, expected to be in place by the end of 2022.
This is another gentle reminder to all researchers, staff, fellows and students to ensure that research ethics approval is sought as early as possible, a minimum of 2 months before fieldwork begins, using the paperwork available here:: https://www.sas.ac.uk/research/research-policies-and-protocols/research-ethics. All travel plans must also be recorded using the travel risk assessment form, which is also appended in the ethical form and must be sent through too at email@example.com.