Research(er) Elements Workshops
Open Access
Research(er) Elements
OA Publishing DSpace
Figshare


We offer workshops and awareness raising sessions for research and researchers (at any level) at Cardiff Met - mostly via Microsoft Teams. They involve some participation and plenty of chances to ask questions - all the details and dates are below.

At the moment we are offering workshops on a number of areas related to the research lifecycle especially aimed at Doctoral/PGR Students. 

Get in touch with Mark – Research Librarian (mlester@cardiffmet.ac.uk) if you have any questions about our Research(er) Elements programme. 

Doctoral Students/PGRs

Looking to join a session? The dates and details about how to join and set reminders are available on the Doctoral Academy What's Happening page - you will find more information about what we're offering below. 

Personal Research Assistants (1 Hour)

Come along to an introduction to personal research assistants to find out more about making the managing of references and bibliographies a little easier. The session will look at Zotero and Mendeley - these are free and easy to use 'research assistants'. This workshop will show you the basics and give you plenty of tips about how to make the most of these useful bits of software.

Searching and finding the gaps (1 Hour)

This workshop will give you an overview of how to search systematically and 'find the gaps' in the breadth and depth of academic literature and sources that exist. It will suit any discipline but in particular, if you are dealing primarily with academic sources such as journal articles and grey literature.

Useful Scholarly Tools (1 Hour)

Come along and find out about some key ‘tools of the trade’ for research – making your research journey (hopefully) easier through introducing some useful tools and workflows. The session will include a look at differet ways to access/find research literature, annotating software, data management plans and metrics.

Bibliometrics and You (1 Hour)

Find out more about bibliometics, what they are, how you can make use of them and how to take a responsible view of them. This workshop will introduce the key concepts and use Scopus (available via MetSearch) as a basis for deeper understanding.

Academic Publishing (1 Hour)

Come along for an informal workshop about academic publishing. This session will introduce you to the key concepts, tips that publishers offer and will also take you through newer concepts such as open access publishing.

Research Data Management (1 Hour)

Find out what research data management (RDM) is and how the library can support you (it is more interesting than it sounds - trust us). RDM refers to a broad spectrum of active 'lifecycle' activities with data before, during and after a research project. There are a great many reasons why RDM is important and what data may refer to will be very different from discipline to discipline - but this workshop will cover RDM as applicable for all!

Introduction to Open Research (1 Hour)

Come along and find out more about some key elements of open research in this short workshop. We’ll explore the core concepts, what it means for you, why it matters and how to follow some key principles. The workshop will also signpost where you can get further support from Library Services.

Figshare for Doctoral Students (30 Mins)

Find out how you as a Doctoral Student/PGR can make use of figshare - a platform to securely share any type of object, data or output associated with your work (publicly or privately). This short workshop will introduce you to all the key features of the platform.