The library is running a number of research related training sessions in January and February which are linked to the Vitae  Research Development Framework. The sessions are aimed at all academic staff and researchers.

NTU Publications Strategy

This session will introduce you to the new NTU Publications Strategy and the key issues dominating the research and publication landscapes.

Grab their attention! Social media, you and your research

This is an introduction to the ways in which researchers might develop an online profile. It will outline the uses of Social Media, as well as more traditional academic networks, for raising your profile and drawing attention to your research output.

Get your research cited: the Open Access route

Want to know more about how to raise your research profile and increase your citations? This session will explain what OA is and outline the current OA landscape, explore the arguments for and against it, as well as discussing why you should make use of OA and how to publish your work via this channel.

Making your thesis copyright compliant

This session raises awareness of issues surrounding copyright and encourages you to reflect on the implications of third party copyright, particularly in relation to the development of your thesis and its eligibility for inclusion in NTU’s Institutional Repository (IRep).

Book onto any (or all) of these sessions in the Academic Practice section on the CPLD website at


Legal Aspects of the Use of Child Images in OERs

JISC Legal has produced this guide which contains useful guidance on the use of images of children in open educational resources (OERs), and covers copyright, data protection and privacy, and the meaning of decency.  The guide can be found on the JISC Legal website.

Update to the LLR Creative Commons guide

LLR’s guide on Creative Commons ( “Using Creative Commons licences for educational resources”) has been updated to include information on how to mark your work if you have used NTU branding but without licensing any such branding or logos.  The full guide is in the NTU Learning Repository, and can be found by searching under “creative commons”.