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Support for research staff and students

This guide has been created to help research staff and students find information relating to research resources, publishing, open access and research impact.

Research Engagement Team

The Research Engagement team are based in the Library and can help you with queries about research publications, open access, open access funding, data management, data archiving, open research, CentAUR etc. 

  • Alison Sutton (Research Engagement Manager)
  • Dr Robert Darby (Research Data Manager)
  • Dr Karen Rowlett (Research Publications Adviser)
  • Dawn Kanter (Digital Humanities Officer)
  • Sophie Dorman (Research Engagement Administrator)
  • Claire Collins (Senior Library Assistant – Research Engagement)
  • Timothy Landricombe (Senior Library Assistant - Research Engagement)
  • Lindsay Warwick (Senior Library Assistant (Collection Services)

Research Engagement Team

Getting help

If you would like further help, book an appointment with your Academic Liaison Librarian

They can help you with:

  • finding information, such as accessing and using subject databases and e-journals,
  • keeping up-to-date in your area of research,
  • finding specific types of publications such as conference proceedings
  • EndNote, the bibliographic management system
  • setting up an ORCID

They will also be able to advise you on who to contact for advice on publishing your research, Research Data Management and building your research profile.

Training for Reading researchers through People Development

Training sessions for University of Reading research staff are run via People Development. A full list of the courses offered is available via UoR Learn:

Courses offered by library staff for researchers

  • Introduction to Altmetric Explorer
  • Introduction to Bibliometrics
  • ORCiD identifiers - what are they and why do I need one?
  • Introduction to the SciVal research intelligence tool 
  • Managing your digital researcher profile (1-1 session)
  • CentAUR and Open Access surgery (1-1 session)
  • Open Access publications policies and what these mean for researchers

Courses offered by the Research Data Manager

  • Research Data Management surgery
  • Research Data Management: An introduction.
  • Writing a Data Management Plan

Reading Researcher Development Programme (RRDP)

The RRDP has been created by the Graduate School. It comprises a wide range of sessions, workshops and activities that address your needs in the following areas:

  • knowledge and intellectual abilities
  • personal effectiveness
  • research governance and organisation
  • engagement, influence and impact.

To find out more see the Graduate School's RRDP webpage

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework