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#SmartResearcher Workshops for May 2024
Start: 07/05/2024, 09:00
End: 31/05/2024, 09:00
Contact:Kirchner van Deventer - 021 808 2623
Location: Stellenbosch University Library

During May, we will present our final #SmartResearcher series of workshops for the First Semester. These workshops will focus on archiving and publishing your research and also how to increase its visibility and impact. If you missed any of our workshops this semester, remember that we will be repeating all of them beginning in July! 



These workshops are aimed at postgraduate students, emerging researchers and academic staff and the focus will be on the research process. The sessions vary in length depending on the subject matter, but cover a wide range of subjects related to the postgraduate research journey.

Increasing the visibility of your research output through self-archiving

Stellenbosch University’s institutional policy on the self-archiving of research output is curated by the Library and Information Service. Complying with this policy, which asks researchers to deposit copies of their research output in SUNScholar, our institutional repository, can greatly increase the visibility and impact of research output. This workshop will teach participants more about the policy and how to comply with the policy in order to improve access to and visibility of their research outputs.

Date: 7 May @ 11:00 – 12:30

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Enhancing your research impact through open access publishing

This workshop will introduce attendees to the principles of Open Access and how it can benefit the impact of their research. Open access publishing is a model of scholarly communication that provides unrestricted and free access to scholarly research outputs, such as articles, papers, and data. In open access publishing, the content is made available online to the public without financial, legal, or technical barriers.

Date: 9 May @ 12:00 – 13:00

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Managing your unique author identity with ORCID

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. This workshop will explain what ORCID is, how to register and populate your profiles.

Date: 21 May @ 12:00 – 13:00

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Maximise your research impact

This workshop will show how to improve your impact as a researcher. The following two sessions will be presented:

Date: 23 May @ 11:00 – 13:00

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Making important decisions about publishing your research

This hands-on session covers important factors to help you decide where to publish your research. Making the right choices can increase readership and citations, diminish publication lag and ensure that your publication is eligible for government subsidy.

Date: 28 May @ 10:00 – 13:00

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Migrating your Mendeley Library to EndNote

In this session, we will show you how to migrate your existing Mendeley library to EndNote. Exporting the references is a simple enough process, but importing your PDF files is more complicated. For this session, you will need to first download Mendeley Desktop (the old version of Mendeley).

Mac users, please read the section Installing Mendeley Desktop on Mac devices here for instructions on how to access the old software on your device.

Date: 28 May @ 14:00 – 15:00

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EndNote for reference management

EndNote 21 offers various services, including reference management, organising and annotation of PDF documents and collaboration. In this session, we will show you how to download and install EndNote and how to set up your account.

Kindly note that a separate workshop is available for users who need assistance in migrating from Mendeley/Zotero to EndNote.

Date: 29 May @ 14:00 – 16:00

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