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Research Master Classes

The following masterclasses will begin at the end of January 2022 and are open to all staff engaged in research.

Please find the recordings of the completed sessions here; you will need your Trinity login details to access the material.

Master Class Date and Time Booking

Research Metrics and Evaluation

Wednesday 26 January 2022
2:00 - 4:00

This session will explore the range of metrics that are used to evaluate research impact. You will also learn how to use key metric tools and databases that track your own research, including:

  • Scopus
  • Web of Science
  • Altmetric Explorer

Why you need this session: An understanding of metrics is essential for all researchers. Whether you are applying for funding, an award, or a promotion, having the skills to track your publications will allow you to communicate the impact of your research more effectively. Metric tools can also be used to plan your future publication strategy, find collaborators and much more.

Promoting your Research

Wednesday 9 February 2022
2:00 - 4:00

In this session, you will learn how to build a research profile and market your work effectively online. We will discuss a range of options for creating your personal research profile, including ORCID, Google Scholar, and the TCD Research Support System.

Why you need this session: Building a strong research profile is vital to maximising the impact of your research. Establishing your profile will help you keep track of your research outputs, find a wider audience for your publications and build your network.

Open Access Publishing

Thursday 3 March 2022
10:00 - 12:00

In this session we will address these frequently asked questions and more. We will cover the full range of options available to publish open access, and how you can use open publishing to increase the impact of your research.

  • How much does open access publishing cost?
  • Do funders require open access?
  • How does open access benefit researchers?

Why you need this session: Many funders and institutions, including TCD, require you to make your work Open Access. Being aware of all the options available to you will help you choose the right venue for your work and can help you avoid costly publishing charges.

FAIR Data Management

Thursday 24 March 2022
10:00 - 12:00

In this session you will learn how to write and implement a Data Management Plan (DMP) for your research project. We will also cover a range of tools and resources that you can use to make the process of writing your DMP quicker and easier.

Why you need this session: DMPs are increasingly required by funders and institutions worldwide. Learning how to correctly approach writing a DMP will help you meet these requirements and ensure that your data is properly managed, stored, and preserved.

Publishing and Disseminating your Research

Tuesday 12 April 2022
10:00 - 12:00

In this session you will learn how to navigate the world of scholarly publishing and find the widest possible audience for your research. Learn how to find a publisher, assess the quality of a journal, and avoid common publishing pitfalls.

Why you need this session: Publication is the primary means of communicating your research results. Finding the right publication venue is key to reaching your desired audience and setting yourself up to have the greatest possible impact.

Your Research Impact

Thursday 28 April 2022
2:00 - 4:00

It is increasingly important for researchers to be able to demonstrate the societal, economic, and cultural impact of their research. In this session, you will learn how to plan ahead to maximise your research impact, and how to communicate that impact through an Impact Statement.

Why you need this session: Whether you are applying for funding or for a promotion, you will likely need to explain the impact of your research. Learning how to both maximise and effectively communicate your research impact will help you make the most of these opportunities and others.