New guides available in RADAR

Over the past few months we have added new guides to our ‘Help and Contact’ pages on RADAR and we thought we would let you know what’s new!

Our first new guide was highly requested by RADAR users and explains ‘How to export a list of your citations from RADAR’. It can be accessed here:

http://radar.gsa.ac.uk/5497/

This guide provides step by step instructions on how to export a list of citations from RADAR in several different formats, such as HTML and RIS (Research Information System) which enables you to export your citations into reference management software such as Endnote and Refworks.

We understand that re-entering information you have already provided elsewhere can be frustrating, so we have also provided information in this guide on how to bulk upload a list of publications you already have in RADAR to ResearchGate.  It should be noted, however, that using sites such as ResearchGate is voluntary and you should still deposit your research outputs in RADAR.

If you are a new member of staff and want to transfer your publications from your old institution’s repository to RADAR then please contact the RADAR team (radar@gsa.ac.uk) who can help you do this.

What else is new?

We have also created a set of Open Access FAQs which can be accessed here:

http://radar.gsa.ac.uk/5578/

This set of FAQs will be useful to those who are completely new to Open Access (OA), as well as those who already have knowledge of it. The second half of the FAQs will be of particular interest if you have questions about the OA policy for the next REF.  The FAQs cover queries such as “What is OA?” and “What does the REF OA policy mean for me?” and explains what you need to do to ensure your research is REF eligible.

If there are any questions on open access that we haven’t answered please send us an email (radar@gsa.ac.uk) – we would be happy to help!

 

Dawn Pike

November 2017

 

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A new home for RADAR, Open Access and RDM guides and information

Over the summer the RADAR team have been busy updating the Research and Knowledge Exchange section of the GSA’s VLE with a range of information about RADAR, Open Access (OA) and Research Data Management (RDM).

To access these new sections, GSA staff can log on to https://vle.gsa.ac.uk/  and then select the Research & Knowledge Exchange community, which should be listed on the right of the homepage. In the image below you can see the three new sections we’ve added.

 

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Update your bookmarks, favourites, reading lists …

 A lot of the information that is now on the VLE used to be housed on the GSA Library webpages, but the RADAR FAQs, along with pages explaining Open Access and Research Data Management, have now been migrated to the VLE – so if you’ve bookmarked any of these web pages, please update them to the VLE.

The GSA Open Access and RDM policies can now be found in their respective VLE sections, and are also accessible from the Institutional Policies section of the GSA website, at the following link:  http://www.gsa.ac.uk/about-gsa/key-information/institutional-policies/

What’s new?      

The new sections of the VLE have enabled us to update our information and advice on RADAR, Open Access and Research Data Management, and we really hope you find it useful!

The RADAR section now brings together all the “How to…” guides you need to become a RADAR pro – they can be found under the ‘About RADAR’ section.   

We have a few new guides that you also might like to check out:

  • The ‘Adding dates to RADAR deposits’ guide explains why RADAR has now started prompting you for an ‘accepted date’ for conference papers and articles, and shows what information you need to supply, and why.
  • We also have a quick guide on ‘How to add a profile picture to RADAR’, which is a nice way to brighten up and personalise your RADAR profile page.

We have also added links to ‘Useful Resources’ that can help you make your work Open Access, and manage your research data – these can be found in the ‘What is Open Access?’  and ‘Research Data Management’ sections.

The RADAR Team are here to help!

The RADAR team hope these new sections on the VLE will provide you with useful information and tips on RADAR, OA and RDM, whenever you need it – but rest assured that the RADAR team are available to provide support and a friendly face if you need further information or assistance.

Dawn Pike, Research Information Co-ordinator

September 2016