Library Services Research Support – How we Can Support Research Staff!

Library Services Research Support team provides a range of researcher focused services, including the transition to Open Access for research publications; the management, preservation, and discoverability of research data; as well as support around copyright and bibliometric analysis. Working closely with the rest of Library Services and other professional services departments, support is available for all King’s academics and researchers through a programme of guidance and training activities, offered at individual, departmental and institutional level.

Key areas of expertise:

Open Access (OA)

‘Open Access’ refers to making your research publications accessible to anyone at the point of need. It encourages wider visibility of research, higher potential citations, and greater impact, as well as opening up opportunities for collaboration across disciplines. There are two routes to making your research Open Access: self-archiving the author’s accepted manuscript version of a paper in an institutional repository (aka the ‘Green’ route) or making the final published version freely available immediately upon publication within the publisher website (the ‘Gold’ route). The latter generally requires payment of a fee to the publisher. Importantly, many funders are now mandating Open Access, including HEFCE, the 7 Research Councils, and the Wellcome Trust.

Further details:

Contact: | +44(0)20 7848 7298

Pure (King’s institutional repository) and the Research Portal

Pure, the King’s Current Research Information System, also incorporates the institutional repository which holds both details and the full-text of research publications produced by King’s authors. It has individual researcher and departmental profiles, together with information about grants, projects, and related activities. All academics automatically have a Pure profile which they can edit. The Research Portal is the front-end of Pure, showcasing King’s research to the world, and is indexed by Google and other search engines.

Further details:

Contact: | +44(0)20 7848 7296

Further details and contact: | | +44(0)20 7848 7296

Research Data Management (RDM)

Research data management includes, but is not limited to – planning your data management needs in advance; collecting data that is correctly formatted and legally and ethically compliant; organising data so that it is consistently named and properly described; ensuring that your data is adequately stored and secured and depositing your data for preservation, reuse, publication and citation. Major funders require that, where appropriate, publicly funded research data is accessible and freely available for future reuse.

Further details:

Contact: | +44(0)20 7848 1030

Copyright and Research

King’s claims ownership of the intellectual property, including copyright in works created using university equipment or facilities including manuscripts for publication in academic journals, monographs, book chapters and books. However, to enable usual scholarly publication the university typically waives its rights in such works. When publishing your research: be aware of the Open Access agenda (see above); utilize Creative Commons licenses or the equivalent; refer to King’s Research Publication Policy and your funders’ Open Access policies; check publishers’ contract terms; and consider how underlying research data will be managed (see above).

Further details and contact: | | +44(0)20 7848 7292

Please come and talk to us at the Inaugural Research Staff Event on 10th October 2016 and find out how you can take advantage of the support available from the Library Services Research Support team. We look forward to meeting you.

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Network with Human Resources at the Inaugural Research Staff Event

The Human Resources Directorate (HR) is delighted to attend the Inaugural Research Staff Event and will be represented by Sarah Wooding, Employment Relations & Policy Adviser, and Lesa Roberts, HR Adviser for the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine and the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.

HR’s portfolio of services includes corporate and operational functions designed to facilitate effective organisational practice. We partner with and deliver a wide range of support to the university’s senior leadership teams, managers, and individual employees in relation to all aspects of employment within King’s. For example: we provide thought leadership to the university on key strategic services, and professional employment advice and support to managers and staff, on all matters ranging from recruitment to reward, and data analytics to staff benefits. Additionally, we facilitate progress with external charter marks such as Athena SWAN and the Race Equality Charter Mark, and engage in projects to continually improve the service we offer.

Within HR, the Organisation Development team offers a suite of courses and development activities, many of which will be of interest to Research staff. The Diversity and Inclusion team supports the university in its commitment to embedding good diversity and inclusion practice so that King’s becomes a richer and more diverse place to work and study.

One of our responsibilities is the development and maintenance of a framework of HR policies and procedures. This promotes HR best practice and the consistency and equitable treatment for all employees; ensures the university complies with the law and other regulations governing its activities; and provides a framework for the workplace to operate. Many of the questions we receive from Research staff concern King’s HR policies and procedures. A FAQ handout will be available at the event, and we would be very happy to answer any general queries that you may have. We look forward to meeting you.


Inaugural Research Staff Event Workshops

King’s research staff are invited to attend various workshops as part of the upcoming Inaugural Research Staff Event 2016 on 10th October 2016. The workshops aim to strengthen the sense of community among research staff and will encourage you to think beyond your own research areas and debate and propose solutions for numerous issues. You will have the chance to contribute towards discussions on a range of issues specific to King’s as well as larger society, from access to healthcare to enhancing diversity at King’s. You will also be able to collaborate with colleagues from across disciplines to apply a multi-disciplinary approach to consider how the issues discussed can be addressed.

The workshops will encourage you to reflect on how the research environment at King’s can be improved, and discuss how the King’s research community can collectively impact the global landscape, whether through research outputs or forging international collaborations with colleagues and institutions worldwide.

The workshops will cover the following topics: Social and Distributive Justice, Informed Urbanisation, Global Health and Wellbeing, Engaging with Diversity and Inclusion at King’s, and Creating a World-Leading Research Environment.

Find out more about the workshops and register to attend here.






International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences – Opportunity for PhD students

Would you like to check the commercial potential of your research? Do you think you already have the Next Generation Technology or Service in Life Sciences? Then get the know-how to commercialize it!

Apply for the International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences, which will take place from 5th – 9th September 2016 in Dresden, Germany!

This training programme ( is part of the Transcampus activities between King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden and will give you the opportunity to learn the basics of technology transfer, including the identification of the commercial potential within your own research, how to protect and license it, how to create a spin-off – and the know-how how to fund all those activities. You will be trained in how to pitch in front of potential investors, and sensitized on important pitfalls when approaching industry.

The participation fee and accommodation costs of all selected candidates will be covered and you’ll receive a travel stipend!

Interested? Then send your application until August 7, 2016 to:

Please include the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation Letter
  3. Potential idea you would like to commercialize

Good luck!