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My Publishing Experience: Prof. Matthew Bennett

My Publishing Experience: Prof. Matthew Bennett

Wed 23rd July 12:30-14:00 Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth

On Wednesday 23rd July, Prof. Matthew Bennett will be hosting a Writing Academy lunchbyte session at the Russell Cotes Museum.

In this session, Matthew will talk about his personal publishing experience, his approaches to research and writing, how to develop a publication strategy and the challenges of working with colleagues and dealing with both reviewers and editors.  He will talk about all type of publishing from journal articles, to books via edited compilations.  Drawing on personal experience he will also focus on how you target high impact journals.   After the presentation, attendees are invited to stay and discuss the topic with the speaker over lunch.

To book a place on either of these workshops, please email staffdevelopment@bournemouth.ac.uk

If you have any questions relating to these sessions then please contact Shelly Anne Stringer

 

Need support with writing English as a foreign language?

Next Wednesday on Talbot Campus, Paul Barnes from Academic Services will be hosting a Writing Academy lunchbyte session focused on the writing of academic publications when English is not your first language.

The session will look at:

  • Academic style
  • Levels of formality (register)
  • Grammar – including tense usage, passive voice, prepositions and relative clauses
  • Vocabulary choice

After the presentation, attendees are invited to stay and discuss the topic with the speaker over lunch. There is also an option for attendees to book one to one appointments with the speaker to discuss any individual needs they may have.

To book on to the above workshop please visit the Staff Development & Engagement Pages on the Staff Intranet.

For further information please contact Shelly Anne Stringer

Creative England Teams up with Playstation on Accelerator Programme

 

As part of its ongoing support for the games industry in England, Creative England’s  GamesLab Campus programme will invest a total of £250,000 into five Games companies (£50,000 each) to support the development of new and innovative entertainment experiences on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita.

This package of investment will be complemented by a bespoke programme of business support and other technical and fringe benefits including the provision of PS3, PS4 & PS Vita Dev Kits1.

This announcement was made earlier this week at the Develop Conference 2014 , For more information, including how to apply, will be available shortly on our Games section Follow GamesLab on Twitter at @CEGameslab.

Cancer Research UK Programme Foundation Award

Cancer Research UK recently launched a new Research Strategy, a key component of which is to develop the cancer research leaders of tomorrow. To help deliver this goal they are launching a new funding scheme, the Programme Foundation Award, which provides support for exceptional mid-career researchers to become world-leaders in their field. The Award provides multi-year funding for ambitious individuals with an excellent track record to develop their independent research group. The introduction of this award demonstrates CRUK’s continued commitment to supporting researchers at all stages of their careers.

Applications are now invited for the first round of funding. The first deadline for outline applications is 2 September 2014, with funding decisions made in April 2015. Subsequent applications will be considered twice a year by the Science Committee, with outline application deadlines in February and August each year.

More information is provided in the attached CRUK_programmefoundationAward flyer and full details are available on the website www.cancerresearchuk.org\funding-for-researchers\our-funding-schemes\programme-foundation-awards. All potential applicants should contact the CRUK office to discuss their eligibility and CRUK are happy to discuss potential applications from those who are unsure if they meet the eligibility criteria.

If you have any questions about this scheme, please contact Catherine.cowell@cancer.org.uk, or phone her on 020 3469 6126.

If you are interested in applying to this scheme then please contact the RKEO team.

Latest Major Funding Opportunities

The following opportunities have been announced. Please follow the links for more information:

As part of their contribution to the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (RCUK GU programme), and working with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the National Crime Agency (NCA), EPSRC and ESRC are jointly requesting proposals for a Research Centre which will over the next five years inform understanding of, and responses to, criminal activities and behaviour in the cloud. The Centre’s research must be strongly multi- and interdisciplinary, to advance the state of knowledge in a range of fields with relevance to crime in the cloud. Preliminary applications are due on 15/09/14 with full applications due 12/01/15.

The BBSRC Tools and Resources Development Fund (TRDF) aims to pump prime the next generation of tools, technologies and resources that will be required by bioscience researchers in scientific areas within their remit. It is anticipated that successful grants will not exceed £150k (£187k FEC)  and a fast-track, light touch peer review process will operate to enable researchers to respond rapidly to emerging challenges and opportunities. TRDF1 relates to novel technology development and will close at 16:00 on 03/09/14. TRDF2 relates to supporting novel bioinformatics and computational approaches and will closing at 16:00 on 17/09/14

EPSRC are seeking Expressions of Interest for participation in the JSPS Core-to-Core scheme in the area of spintronics and advanced materials. Up to £2 million is available to support multi-partner five year collaborations involving joint research projects, seminars, and researcher exchanges. Collaborations supported must be between Japan, the UK and at least one other partner country. Interested applicants are required to submit a two-page expression of interest by 16:00 on 18/07/14.

As part of their contribution to the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (RCUK GU programme), and working with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the National Crime Agency (NCA), EPSRC and ESRC are jointly requesting proposals for a Research Centre which will over the next five years inform understanding of, and responses to, criminal activities and behaviour in the cloud. The Centre’s research must be strongly multi- and interdisciplinary, to advance the state of knowledge in a range of fields with relevance to crime in the cloud. Closing date 16/09/14 at 16:00.

On behalf of partners across the UK Government, EPSRC is inviting applications from UK Universities who would like to be recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR.) This is the third and final call in the initial phase of this scheme. Successful universities will be recognised as ACEs-CSR for a period of two years and will be awarded an EPSRC grant in support of their activities over this period. Closing date 12/12/14 at 16:00.

The properties and behaviour of materials in an irradiated environment as critical for the safe operation of a nuclear power station, the safe decommissioning of nuclear power stations and the safe short and long term storage of irradiated materials and spent nuclear fuel. This EPSRC call seeks proposals for research into new advanced materials for application in radioactive environments. Closing date 16:00 on 21/08/14.

The UK Department for International Development, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust have announced the launch of the fifth call for proposals to the Joint Global Health Trials scheme to fund global health trials. The purpose of this scheme is to provide funding for the best proposals to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle income countries. The deadline for submission of outline applications is 16:00 on 25/09/14. 

The next Call for the MRC Integrative toxicology training partnership (ITTP) Studentships (starting October 2015) will be announced soon. Through partnerships between academia, industry and government agency sectors the ITTP Studentship initiative seeks to build expertise in toxicology and related disciplines that underpin the safe and effective development of drugs, chemicals and consumer products, and the improved assessment of risks to health resulting from environmental exposures. ITTP is funded as part of MRC’s investment in the Toxicology Unit.

To mark its 50th anniversary, NERC is pleased to announce its inaugural Impact Awards. The awards will recognise and reward NERC-funded researchers, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society. The awards will culminate in a prize-giving ceremony in London on 27 January 2015, showcasing the researchers, their work and the impact of the science that NERC funds. There will be four award categories: Economic Impact Award; Societal Impact Award; International Impact Award and Early Career Impact Award. The closing date for applications is 16:00 on 10/09/14.

The British public has spoken, and ‘Antibiotics’ has won the vote to become the focus of the Longitude Prize 2014, developed and run by NESTA. Register now to keep up to date with forthcoming news on this award.

Have you written or have a favourite book regarding health and medicine in literature with scheduled publication dates between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014? The Wellcome Book Prize, supported by The Wellcome Trust, celebrates this with an award of £30,000 each year to the winning author, and aims to stimulate interest and debate about medical science through books and reading. The Prize crosses genres: fiction and nonfiction are both eligible, so its shortlists can include biography, crime, historical fiction, current affairs, sci-fi and more. Its judging panels include scientists, writers, journalists and public figures, and past chairs have included Andrew Motion, Jo Brand and Clive Anderson. The Prize shortlists six books every February, and the winner is announced in April. The deadline for entry is 05/09/14.

The Health Innovation Challenge Fund is a parallel funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health to stimulate the creation of innovative healthcare products, technologies and interventions and to facilitate their development for the benefit of patients in the NHS and beyond. The current funding round requires proposals for: innovative developments in instrumentation, implants and devices, software, materials, mechatronics and robotics; innovative diagnostics; trauma and critical care medicine, leading to solutions that will tangibly improve the care and long-term outcomes of patients who experience acute illness or who have sustained severe injury or trauma; informatics to assist clinical decision making; repurposing of technologies and medicines and biological therapeutics. Preliminary applications  are due on 15/09/14 with invited applications due on 12/01/15.

The Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowships provide support for outstanding medical, dental, veterinary and clinical psychology graduates to continue research interests at postdoctoral level and develop towards independence. Preliminary application deadline: 27/10/14 at 17:00 with the Ffll application deadline: 09/01/15 at 17:00. Shortlisted candidate interviews will take place in May and June 2015.

Please note that some funders specify a time for submission as well as a date. Please confirm this with your RKE Support Officer.

You can set up your own personalised alerts on ResearchProfessional. If you need help setting these up, just ask your School’s RKE Officer in RKE Operations or see the recent post on this topic, which includes forthcoming training dates up to November 2014.

If thinking of applying, why not add notification of your interest on ResearchProfessional’s record of the bid so that BU colleagues can see your intention to bid and contact you to collaborate.

Mentoring support available for emergent or established creative companies

Can you answer yes to all these questions or work with a company that can?

  • Are you a  registered company in the UK
  • Have you been trading for a minimum of three years
  • Working within one or more of these sectors – advertising, film, TV, digital media
  • Have a turnover of £1m.

Ideally your company or the business you are working within will be in the following position:

  • Have a scalable business model
  • Seeking to reach the next stage of development
  • Looking to expand a product or service range; expand into new markets nationally or internationally; develop IP
  • Have a good leadership team in place.

The above are desirable criteria. If the £1m turnover is not met but there are ambitions to grow and expand the business, you can still apply as there will be other opportunities in the future. The next round starts in September 2014.

So if you are or you know an ambitious creative company with an appetite for growth and would like practical advice on overcoming the challenges of growing a creative business – why not apply for a mentor?

Click here to  find out more  

If you are interested and meet the criteria, click here for more information  or if you want to find out more details, email NESTA at cbmn@nesta.org.uk or call 020 7438 2635.

To find out more about NESTA click here

Rich-cores in networks

The next of our research seminars will take place on Wednesday the 23rd of July, 14:00 at PG10 (Poole House)

Our guest speaker is Dr Athen Ma, Senior Lecturer at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London; Invited by our colleague Dr Darius Krol

The title of her exciting talk is “Rich-cores in networks”  a topic which is of wide interest way beyond computing ; for instance in areas such as Social Networks, Biology etc.

Abstract: “A core comprises of a group of central and densely connected nodes which governs the overall behaviour of a network, and it is recognised as one of the key meso-scale structures in complex networks. Profiling this meso-scale structure currently relies on a limited number of methods which are often complex and parameter dependent or require a null model, and as a result, scalability issues are likely to arise when dealing with very large networks together with the need for subjective adjustment of parameters. The notion of a rich-club describes nodes which are essentially the hub of a network, as they play a dominating role in structural and functional properties. The definition of a rich-club naturally emphasises high degree nodes and divides a network into two subgroups. Here, we develop a method to characterise a rich core in networks by theoretically coupling the underlying principle of a rich-club with the escape time of a random walker. The method is fast, scalable to large networks and completely parameter free. In particular, we show that the evolution of the core in World Trade and C. elegans networks correspond to responses to historical events and key stages in the physical development respectively.”

I very much encourage to the persons interested in the topic to attend. Coffee and cakes will be served.

Best wishes, Emili

Emili Balaguer-Ballester, PhD

Faculty of Science and Technology , Bournemouth University

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of Heidelberg

Wellcome Trust Grant Success for Dr. Anna Feigenbaum

CMC Media School Lecturer and CEMP Fellow, Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, was awarded a Wellcome Trust Small Grant in Medical Humanities for her project ‘Communicating Medical Knowledge in the History of Tear Gas’. Aiming to inform new medical knowledge about tear gas, as well as provide resources for policy-makers and key stakeholders, this research project examines changing and contested notions around the health effects of tear gases for law enforcement purposes. Using a case study approach and archival methods, the project explores how medical experts have communicated medical knowledge around tear gas, shaping policies and legislation, from the Geneva Convention to the European Union ban on trade in instruments of torture. Outputs for this project include a contracted book with Verso and an open access website of tools and resources. Dr. Feigenbaum’s work on tear gas has been quoted in the Guardian, The Financial Times, New Internationalist and Vice magazine, as well as in international publications in Brazil, the Philippines, Turkey and Italy. Dr. Feigenbaum is always interested in building new interdisciplinary collaborations. If you are interested in this area of research, be in touch! afeigenbaum@bournemouth.ac.uk

New CEMP Bulletin

Here’s the new CEMP research bulletin, the last of this academic year.CEMP bulletin July August 2014

As always, if you are interested in working with us to respond to any of the funding calls here, or if you have an idea for a project that CEMP could help with, please contact Julian, Richard or one of the CEMP Fellows (Milena Bobeva, Anna Feigenbaum, Richard Wallis, Neal White, Ashley Woodfall).

 

Grading and Online Feedback with Turnitin

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A Grading and Online Feedback with Turnitin Session is taking place over several dates; Thursday 10th July 2014 11:00-12:00, Monday 14th July 2014 10:00-11:00 & Tuesday 22nd July 2014 all in The Octagon, Sir Michael Cobham, Library  Talbot Campus.

These sessions are aimed at academic staff who are using or considering using Turnitin online submissions and would like to know more about how to mark and provide online feedback using the tools available in Turnitin via a computer or an iPad.

No need to book, just come along on the date and time that suits you best.

For more information please visit the Staff Development and Engagement Pages on the Staff Intranet

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Associate Conference 2014

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I recently travelled to Brighton for the annual Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Associate Conference.  This conference is designed for all KTP Associates with a view to share experiences and celebrate successes.

The conference welcomed circa 50 delegates of both current and past KTP Associates and people like me who wanted to find out more about KTP.  The day started with a series of presentations from past and current KTP Associates about their experiences and achievements.  The scope of the projects talked about were broad and it was down to former Associate, Jugal Desai to open the conference and talk about his KTP experience and how it changed his life and made him reach his career goal.

Before lunch, 30 KTP Associates were given 2 minutes each to give an overview of their project and invite delegates to view their poster following lunch.  This continued into a poster competition where delegates formed part of the judging panel to highlight the top 3 posters in a ballot.  BU was represented by one of our KTP Associates, Neil Smiley who is working on a classic KTP with a local security company.

It was great to see the variety of topics supported by KTP and demonstrated the scope of innovation in this country.

The next KTP Associate conference will be held in Glasgow in 2015.

CoPMRE Eleventh Annual Symposium: Impact in Healthcare Research and Education’

The Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education are hosting their Eleventh Annual Symposium on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

The event will focus on developments and activities around impact in healthcare research and education. It will explore impact from the perspectives of the public, the research funder, the university, the provider, the student and the medical educator.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care and Dean for Research Impact, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Simon Denegri, Chair INVOLVE
  • Natalie Carter, Head of Research Liaison and Evaluation, Arthritis Research UK
  • Jonathan Grant, Director, Kings Policy Institute.

This symposium is suitable for primary and secondary doctors, allied healthcare professionals, academics and anyone with an interest in medical research and education. Interested staff from across BU are invited and very welcome.

You can register on Eventbrite here. For more information please contact Audrey Dixon.

HE Policy and Press Summary – last week

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Monday

 

The launch of University Alliance’s HELP UK proposals was picked up in the Conversation last week:

 

Social Mobility

The persistent focus on getting disadvantaged pupils into ‘top universities’ continues after research looking at the educational trajectories of disadvantaged children by the IFS is published by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. 

 

The report suggests that “nearly 2,200 fewer poor children are attending elite universities than would be expected if they followed the same educational trajectory throughout secondary school as their better-off peers with similar levels of attainment at age 11.”

 

International & Immigration

HEPI have today released results of a survey which indicates that 78% of Conservative candidates think international students should be excluded from any target for reducing migration. 

 

Sascha Auerbach, a lecturer in modern British history at the University of Nottingham comments in the Guardian that teaching at US universities is “broad and superficial compared with the UK.”

 

Teaching & Learning

A report, by scientific bodies including the Academy of Medical Sciences, says the quality of graduates is under threat by universities undervaluing the importance of teaching in academic careers.

 

Whilst an analysis of previously unpublished surveys of students and reveals that many tutorials and lectures are being taken by postgraduates rather than lecturers and professors. 

 

Tuesday

 

Widening Participation

The Department of Education has released official date showing that disadvantaged pupils in inner London are more likely to go to university than much better off youngsters outside the capital.

 

Dr Sarah Lewthwaite, an independent researcher in disability, accessibility and higher education, warns in The Guardian that “cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance have repercussions for higher education as a whole, not just students.”

 

Research

Professor Stephen Caddick, Vice Provost of UCL argues, “for commercialisation to thrive it is vital that the UK invests appropriately in the entire pipeline of development, from early-phase frontier research through to technology development and thereafter commercialisation.”

 

 

Staff pay

Peter Scott, Professor of higher education studies at the Institute of Education, complains that “Universities have avoided financial crises by skimping on wages and outsourcing jobs while vice-chancellors’ pay has soared.”

 

Wednesday

 

Value for Money

A new survey by Which? Has found that nearly half of 1st and 2nd year students don’t think their degree is worth the money they’ll pay back, although nearly three-quarters say it will get them the career they want. University value for money questioned by students (Which?)

 

Election Policy

Lord Adonis has asked for a Labour government to set a science and research budget for the entire Parliament, and to give universities a bigger role in driving local growth. Labour should set science budget ‘for full Parliament’ (THE)

 

Women in STEM

A new study has revealed that women are massively underrepresented in the laboratories of the highest-achieving male biology professors in the US. Prize-winners’ labs ‘least likely to hire women’ (THE)

 

Careers Services

In a comment piece a 2nd year undergraduate has written about the need for university style careers services to be extended into schools. He also calls on other universities to follow the example of institutions such as Oxford Brookes and offer entrepreneurship focused modules. The ‘real world’ needn’t be so daunting (Telegraph Comment)

 

Comparison Test

Oxbridge and other UK universities are opposing attempts by the OECD to introduce Pisa-style tests to compare students from HE institutions around the world. Top UK universities oppose global comparison tests, says OECD (FT – Attached)

 

Thursday

 

NSS

The a HEFCE study of the NSS has shown that UK students in general are more satisfied with their university experience over the past decade, with overall satisfaction levels having risen by 5 percentage points between 2005 and 2013.

-       Student satisfaction ‘is on the rise’, survey shows (BBC)

-       Student satisfaction with university education on rise (Guardian)

 

The study was released alongside a review of the NSS which has recommended adjusting the NSS questions to counter a trend in students giving the same answer to every question. Spike in NSS ‘yea-sayers’ could weaken survey data (THE)

 

Student Visas

In a comment piece John Gill of THE argues that universities must take responsibility for oversight of international students. Leader: Visa issues at heart of problem (THE)

 

Fears that London branch campuses run by UK universities could have been targeted by criminals running visa scams have arisen as the Home Office investigation begins. Visa fraudsters ‘preying on’ London branch campuses (THE)

 

Government Policy

A survey of vice-chancellors has revealed striking levels of anger and frustration with the government and their policies. Vice-chancellors voice frustrations with policies (THE)

 

Future Graduates

David Sweeney, director for research, innovations and skills at HEFCE, has urged the sector to focus on producing graduates who will engage with society. University still a bastion of social elite, says Hefce official (THE)

 

Friday

 

Employment

HESA employment PIs, released earlier in the week, have shown that on average 92% of students were in employment 6 months after graduating. 8% of UK graduates still unemployed six months after finishing university (Independent)

 

Maths Education

A Nuffield Foundation report has found that changes to GCSE and A-level maths might put students off the subject. Maths changes ‘may put students off’, warns report (BBC)

 

RCUK Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has published its Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders, which sets out common principles for the support of all Research Council-funded fellowships and future research leaders.

The Research Councils want to ensure that the individuals funded as fellows or future research leaders are equipped and supported to be adaptable and flexible in an increasingly complex global research environment.

The document details what is expected of research organisations, including providing fellows with a named mentor, and the individual researchers, including a commitment to playing an active role in the wider research area through peer review. It also sets out what is expected of the research councils.

If you are interested in applying for an RCUK fellowship then please contact the RKEO team in the first instance.

IHPRC celebrates 5th birthday

The International History of Public Relations Conference (IHPRC) celebrated its fifth birthday on the first day of the 2014 conference on Wednesday, July 2.

The conference chair, Prof Tom Watson, was joined in cutting the celebration cake by Prof Don Wright (BostonUniversity), Associate Professor Meg Lamme (UniversityofAlabama) and Associate Professor Natalia Rodriguez Salcedo (UniversityofNavarra), who were members of an advisory panel consulted on the establishment of the conference in 2009.

 The conference, which was opened by the Dean of The Media School, Stephen Jukes, has been attended by delegates from more than 12 countries. Some 33 papers and a Keynote Panel have been presented.

More than 150 papers have been offered by delegates from 30 countries in the past five years. The conference has established the field of PR history and spurred a big growth in journal and book publishing, with two more books launched at the 2014 conference.

 Planning is already beginning for the 2015 conference to be held on July 7-8.

(L-R) Prof Don Wright, Prof Tom Watson, Assoc Prof Meg Lamme & Assoc Prof Natalia Rodriguez Salcedo

 

Reminder: Upcoming seminar from Australian visitor Dr Terry Haines

Further to the previous announcement (http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2014/06/12/upcoming-seminar-from-dr-terry-haines-monash-university-australia/), a title and abstract is now available for the seminar:

Tuesday 8th July, 2pm, TA134, Talbot campus:

Dr Terry Haines, Monash University, Melbourne.

Reversing research and implementation science for practices that are widely provided, dogma heavy and evidence light.

Some widely provided health services have an absence of evidence for effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and/or safety yet persist in clinical practice. It is possible that these practices are wasting valuable resources, but alternately may be valuable assets to service provision. Provision of these services in the context of usual care is a considerable barrier to conducting a conventional trial. Our team has recently developed a novel research approach to conduct a trial for this context[1]. This approach turns a conventional stepped-wedge, cluster randomised controlled trial design on its head.  This presentation will outline the strengths and limitations of the stepped-wedge design relative to other experimental designs, describes how this design was turned into a novel disinvestment research design, and then describe its first application in a clinical setting. The clinical example involves the withdrawal of weekend allied health services from acute medical and surgical wards across three hospitals in Australia. The early results of this trial run contrary to current initiatives to create a 7-day a week health service.

Reference

1. Haines T, O’Brien L, McDermott F, Markham D, Mitchell D, Watterson D, Skinner E: A novel research design can aid disinvestment from existing health technologies with uncertain effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and/or safety. J Clin Epidemiol 2014 , 67(2):144-151.

If you are able to attend the seminar, please let Samuel Nyman know by email: snyman@bournemouth.ac.uk

Latest HSC Midwifery paper in Open Access

Our latest paper in Midwifery ‘Translation and validation of the German version of the Mother-Generated Index and its application during the postnatal period’ is now freely available through Open Access on the Midwifery (Elsevier) webpages.

 

The lead author Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, together with my colleagues Kathrin Stoll and Mechthild M. Gross, secured funding from COST to make this paper Open Access. The paper was part of Susanne’s M.Sc. project at the Midwifery Research and Education Unit, Hannover Medical School, Germany.

 

We would like to thank the ISCH Cost Action ISO907 (Childbirth Cultures, Concerns, and Consequences: Creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity care) for funding the Open Access.   COST (European Cooperation in Science & Technology) is one of the longest-running European frameworks supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. For further information on COST in general see: www.cost.eu.   UCLan lead this particular COST Action and Prof. Soo Downe is the Chair of the Action (www.iresearch4birth.eu).

 

For my colleagues at Bournemouth University please, note there is also funding available for Open Access publishing within the university: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2014/05/22/money-available-for-open-access-publishing/

 

 

Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen

CMMPH

Today’s slides from ROMEO project

 

Thank you very much for all of you who attended today’s presentation of the joint project between the University of Aberdeen, Bournemouth University and the University of Stirling.  For those who missed the session or who asked for a copy of the slides after the session, please find these included in the BU Research Blog.

ROMEO Edwin June 2014

The project was funded by National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme (09/127/01).  Therefore, I must point out that “views and opinions expressed therein (and here) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the HTA programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.”

 

As with all HTA reports the final report and a ten-page summary are both freely available online, see:

www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/118180/FullReport-hta18350.pdf

 

Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen

Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health.

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