Grad Research Festival 2016

Full steam ahead for the inaugural Grad Research Festival 2016 to be held on Thursday 24 November 2016, 9:30am – 5pm.

Hosted by Melbourne Centre for the Studies of Higher Education with sessions from the University Library, GSA, Academic Skills, Melbourne Careers, OREI, Alumni Relations, Research Platforms, Melbourne CSHE, L.H.Martin Institute and faculties. It’s BIG…part conference, part festival. The program for the day includes sessions on a wide range of topics arranged around the themes: Get Engaged, This Academic Life and Build Your Own Career.

The University Library is presenting the following 3 sessions:

Data Management for graduate researchers in STEM subjects 
Good research data management practices enable sharing and reuse of your data, keep your data safe, support your future research and can verify research outcomes. In this session, GRs will learn how to document and manage their research data, and will be introduced to some tools that make the process a bit easier.

My Research Profile
Workshop/seminar looking at tools for creating online research profiles. GRs will be able to set up their ORCID profiles and will also learn about the pros and cons of networks such as and ResearchGate.

Open-Access and my Thesis
This seminar will look at the upcoming changes to the open-access requirements for graduate research theses, outlining the changes, why and when are they happening and what GRs will need to do. From 2017 digital versions of theses will be open access via the University Repository (Minerva Access); print copies no longer required by the Library.  The session will also examine the criteria for embargoing public access to your thesis and will look at managing 3rd party copyright material.

More information about the Grad Research Festival 2016 and registration here.

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