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Research skills

There are many sources of research and related skills training around the University.

Topics include bioinformatics, data management, lab notebooks, research impact, Twitter, scientific writing, publishing research papers, research data management, literature searching, reference management, systematic reviews and critical appraisal of the literature, current awareness, and more.

The University of Wolverhampton has produced a great guide called Social media: tools for researchers. It highlights tools which you may find useful to gather, collate, access, manage, share and disseminate your work and research findings.

Training providers:

Research Support Handy Guides

A series of handy guides on key topics in research support with titles on everything from how to spot a predatory publisher to demystifying the peer review process. 

PhD On Track

PhD on Track is a web resource aimed primarily at PhD candidates and early career researchers. The aim is to enable beginning researchers to easily access information on searching and reviewing scholarly literature, on academic writing, and on sharing and publishing reports and data. There are three sections: Search and Review; Share and Publish; and Open Science.

Scientific writing

Advice on scientific writing

How to write a good scientific paper, by Chris A. Mack

Citing and referencing advice

The University has a subscription to Cite them right online - the essential referencing resource. This site will help you to reference just about any source, and understand how to avoid plagiarism.

Find the right journal for your research

Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals to publish their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.