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Supporting research


Information Services provides support for researchers - from early career to established - throughout the research process. This can be accessed via our online and print resources, guides, and our face to face guidance and help.


Subject support for your research

Your local Information Adviser can provide support including helping you gain the skills to


Training and workshops

Our Training and Sharepoint teams run regular workshops to help you make the most of our services. They also deliver workshops to groups on request and develop bespoke sessions to meet your group's training needs.
Information Advisers also run individual sessions and workshops on a range of research related topics including literature searching, EndNote, Open Access, research impact and understanding bibliometric data.
Visit the HR Learning and Development pages for dates of upcoming workshops, as well as the full list of workshop topics we offer on demand.
To discuss your training needs, get in touch with one of us using the Contacts information below. 



Library team

For help using library resources, contact your Information Adviser who can offer one-to-one training or bespoke sessions for groups.

Training team

The training team can help with all IS training inquiries. Contact Jill Shacklock or Faye Brockwell on (01273 64)2654 or email

eLearning team

For help using technology in learning and teaching, contact your Learning Technologies Adviser who can offer one-to-one training or bespoke sessions for groups.

SharePoint team

For advice on using SharePoint for your research contact your Portal Technologies Adviser

Research Office

Contact the Research Office for advice about funding and the support they offer.

Learn more with LinkedIn Learning

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LinkedIn Learning is a library of high-quality video tutorials on a wide range of software and personal development topics. Researchers have access to all of it for free.
You can use it to learn software such as NVivo, SPSS, Matlab and R, as well as develop your research skills with courses such as quantitative research design, data analysis and project planning.
You can watch tutorials on your laptop or mobile device, and can download content to watch offline. The tutorials include exercise files and subtitles are available. On-screen controls mean you decide the pace of your learning.

For more information about using see our LinkedIn Learning pages.

Online learning resources

As well as LinkedIn Learning, researchers also have access to the resources developed in-house to support the training we offer and the services we deliver.
Full details of these can be found on our training and development support for staff  page.
The ASK website (Academic Study Kit) has some study advice for Postgraduates.

Tools for collaboration and data storage

Your Portal Technologies Adviser can help you make the most of SharePoint to collaborate with your colleagues and external research partners.
They will also work with you to find the best file storage solution to meet your research data requirements.
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