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Wellcome Trust Grant Applications Require an ORCID

Are you considering applying for a Wellcome Trust grant? As of 1 August 2015 all researchers submitting a grant application to the Wellcome Trust must have an ORCID (Open Researcher and contributor iD). ORCIDs are a unique identifier for researchers and will differentiate you from other researchers with the same name. ORCID IDs are linked to and increasingly required by many publishers, repositories and funders.

Further details are available on the Research Information website including a guide on how to link Symplectic to an ORCID

Open Data Newsletter and Events in August and September

The Open Data team is organising several events to help University members in their research data management and sharing. Events are open to everyone: researchers, research students, staff members, librarians, and anyone else with interest in research data management. Topics include

  • Data management plans - 7 and 11 August
  • Information security in a research environment - 25 August
  • How to license your software and meet funders’ expectations - 14 September
  • Open Data – moving science forward, or a waste of time and money? 4 November

To find out more and to register go to

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RCUK Assurance Programme Audit, 23 - 25 Nov 2015

The Research Councils will be undertaking an audit at the University as part of their work for the 2015/16 RCUK Funder Assurance Programme (FAP) which will also include Wellcome Trust grants. The visit will be for 3 days from Monday 23 November - Wednesday 25 November 2015. Further guidance will be available over the coming weeks.

Guidelines on Authorship

The Research Policy Committee have approved guidelines on authorship designed to encourage good practice in this area. The guidelines are available on the University’s Research Integrity webpages