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Open resource to support PhD scholars with research data management!



An online training course to help disseminate good practice in research data management developed at the University of Edinburgh is now free to use by PhD students, early career researchers and digital data users at all UK universities. The non-credit, free online course has interactive units focused on key concepts of data management including video […]

Survey Results! Library Support for Postgraduate Reasearchers 2011



One of the key services Research Liaison offers to doctoral students and academics is 1-2-1 support with using Library resources. This is a bookable session which is tailored to your own research needs. We can look at: Useful online resources for your subject Effective searching for relevant results Keeping up to date with research in […]

‘The Informed Researcher’ – short survey to help develop a researcher guide!



Dear Researcher I am writing a brief guide provisionally entitled ‘The informed researcher’, commissioned by the RIN in close collaboration with Vitae and SCONUL, and aimed at researchers such as yourself. As part of this work, I am trying to find out what type of infomation on this topic would be particularly useful for researchers. […]

Improve your personal and professional effectiveness at Vitae’s June National GRADschool! Places going fast!



Event overview GRADschools are experiential learning courses designed to develop your transferable skills as a postgraduate researcher. Many researchers who attend the course have a transformational experience, empowered to take charge of their own learning and career. GRADschools are designed to enable you to: develop your personal effectiveness identify ways to communicate effectively make more […]

Helping you with REF2014: Support for Academic Staff



If you are a member of research staff, you will recently have received a letter from Professor Allison asking you to check your publication details on the new Sussex Direct REF2014 screen. This should represent a full, accurate list of your post-2008 publication output, whether published, submitted or in progress. Where necessary, you will need […]

Applications open for Cambridge/MIT Enterprisers programme!



Applications are now open for this year’s highly-renowned Cambridge/MIT Enterprisers 4 day residential programme, taking place at the end of May. Due to Sussex’s longstanding involvement with the course, the University of Sussex has secured 20 places for Sussex Doctoral students and all disciplines are eligible to apply, whether or not your studies are funded […]

Complete the RIN Survey and enter a prize draw for £100 Amazon voucher!



The Research Information Network (RIN) has commissioned a study intended to explore the role of supervisors in developing research students’ information literacy. You can read a description here: <>. There are two parallel surveys, one for supervisors and one for PhD students. The results and data will be published by RIN later this year. For  supervisors: This […]

Tell us your views on our plans for future developments online



The Library is currently looking at how we can best serve our users online, both through our local services and working with others on the web. In particular we are looking at how we can enable you to discover content and resources relevant for your research more easily. With that aim, we’re developing a broad […]

Library services for academic staff Newsletter



The October 2010 Library services for academic staff Newsletter has just been published. You can view it online as a PDF. It includes information about events on campus for Open Access Week, a new area in the Library just for researchers, updates on our refurbishment, many new online resources and more.

Open Access Week: Sussex’s Research available to all



Want to find out more about Open Access publishing and how it can increase the reach of your research? Come along to one of the events being held by the Library as part of Open Access Week. Two lunchtime seminars are being held where you can find out more and discuss this with publishers, research […]