What is CIVICA?
Find out more from PhD student Fiona Gogescu about her PhD research and ambitions for CIVICA https://www.civica.eu/news-events/news/we-can-do-better-research-by-learning-from-each-other-interview-with-civica-ambassador-fiona-gogescu
Events, Training and Seminars
Preparing your Thesis for an Open Access Repository
This session will give you a helpful overview prior to you submitting your PhD thesis to LSE Theses Online and making it open access. What do you need to know about using copyright material in your PhD thesis? How does making your PhD thesis available on LSETO benefit you? What are the implications for your publishing plans? This workshop is aimed primarily at LSE PhD researchers. It is also open to members of CIVICA institutions.
Hannah Boroudjou, Research Data Librarian, London School of Economics and Political Science Library
Wendy Lynwood, Academic Support Librarian (Law) & Copyright Officer, London School of Economics and Political Science Library
Anna Stinson, Repository Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science Library
Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022
Time: 13:00-13:45 GMT, 14:00-14:45 CET, 15:00-15:45 EET
To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preparing-your-thesis-for-an-open-access-repository-tickets-419479583727?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Metadata and research: abstracts, keywords and research visibility
What data can be best used to identify a piece of research? What data are most effective for its dissemination and retrieval during a web search? Starting with a brief examination of user search strategies by using some practical examples, the workshop focuses on the researcher's use of keywords and abstracts to describe effectively the content of his or her research in order to broaden and improve its dissemination and retrieval by potential users.
Presentation and introduction of the topics that will be covered includes: brief analysis of research tools (catalogues, discovery tools, databases, etc.); presentation of user research methods in cataloguing theory; analysis of a case study; and, suggestions for an effective strategy for dissemination of research results.
Dr Lucia Sardo, Junior Assistant Professor, University of Bologna
Date: Thursday 24 November 2022
Time: 15:00-17:00 GMT, 16:00-18:00 CET, 17:00-19:00 EET
To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/metadata-and-research-abstracts-keywords-and-research-visibility-tickets-424077275547?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Randomised controlled trials in schools: from data protection to data reproducibility
Dr Martina Ferracane and Dr Fiammetta Menchetti will present the Open Science best practice from the randomised controlled trial (RCT) conducted by seven doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from the European University Institute and University of Florence in 2021-2022. The RCT involved around 1000 students from different high schools in Italy with the objective to measure the impact of certain creative digital course on students’ interest in STEM and on certain skills including creativity and grit. The webinar will focus first on the process implemented to data protection, including the protocol followed for data gathering and data processing with full respect of GDPR, and it will illustrate the steps needed for an objective and transparent data analysis. Finally, it will showcase how the data will be made available for reproducibility.
Dr Martina Ferracane, Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
Dr Fiammetta Menchetti, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Florence
Date:Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time: 11:00-12:00 GMT, 12:00-13:00 CET, 13:00-14:00 EET
To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-science-discussion-forum-randomised-controlled-trials-in-schools-tickets-444044919307?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Getting Published in Journals
This workshop will introduce you to the journal publishing process and landscape. You will consider your motivations for publishing, learn how to choose and evaluate journals for your research and develop a publishing strategy for your next articles. This workshop is open to LSE staff and students, plus members of CIVICA institutions.
Lucy Lambe, Scholarly Communications Officer, London School of Economics and Political Science Library
Date:Wednesday 30 November 2022
Time: 10:00-10:45 GMT, 11:00-11:45 CET, 12:00-12:45 EET
To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-published-in-journals-tickets-419486153377?aff=ebdsoporgprofile