Confused about copyright issues in submitting your doctoral thesis? Come along to the new Copyright Clinic drop-in session on Wednesday 19th June, anytime between 2.00 and 4.00 pm in the Research Hive (top floor of the Library). This is a new drop-in session for doctoral researchers aiming to provide support and guidance on copyright issues arising from the electronic submission of doctoral theses.
Whatever stage you are at in your research journey, it is never too soon to think about the copyright implications of including third party material in your doctoral thesis. Now that it is a requirement to submit an electronic version of your thesis (to be made openly available on Sussex Research Online) you may need to seek permission from the copyright owner to include images, film stills, photographs or substantial extracts from literary works. If you are not sure whether you can include third party content in your thesis without first seeking permission from the rights holder, drop in to the Research Hive on Wednesday 19th June, anytime between 2.00 and 4.00 pm to discuss with Library staff.
Can’t come on Wednesday? See our guide to Copyright Issues in Your Doctoral Thesis
Booking is open for the following UK Data Service events:
2011 Census update webinar: Using InFuse to access tabular data
A free hour-long webinar, on 25 June 2013 at 3pm, which will provide a brief update on the production and availability of the various types of outputs from the 2011 UK Census.
The update will be combined with an introduction to using the InFuse interface to access aggregate data from 2011 and previous censuses using simple and direct topic-based searches rather than the traditional method of searching through the large number of census tables.
There will be a presentation for the first 30 minutes of the webinar, with a further 30 minutes for questions and answers.
Further information and booking: http://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=3517
Understanding and accessing 2011 Census aggregate data
Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester
Thursday 4 July 2013, 11am – 4pm
A free, one-day workshop, organised by UK Data Service Census Support, which will provide an introduction to the aggregate data outputs from the 2011 UK Census.
UK censuses provide an unparalleled resource of high quality information about a wide range of current and historical demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population across the UK.
As well as the introduction to the aggregate data outputs, the workshop will include hands-on sessions giving an opportunity to explore the InFuse interface. InFuse is designed to simplify access to and understanding of these data.
The workshop will be of interest to existing and potential academic users of census outputs.
Further information and booking: http://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=3519
Introduction to the Wealth and Assets Survey
Brettenham House, London
Monday 8 July 2013, 9.45am – 12.30pm
This free to attend meeting, organised by the UK Data Service, is an opportunity for users of the Wealth and Assets Survey to meet with the production team from the Office for National Statistics and key users from policy departments to learn about recent developments and to discuss and influence upcoming developments to the survey. In addition, presentations of work from some data users will be given, demonstrating the potential uses of this survey.
To view the programme and book a place please go to http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=3430
Family Resources Survey user meeting
Brettenham House, London
Monday 8 July 2013, 1 – 5.15pm
This free half-day meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information and views between users and producers of the Family Resources Survey. It is aimed primarily at users and potential users of survey microdata. To view the programme and book a place please go to http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=3510.
Health surveys user meeting
Thursday 11 July 2013, 12.30 – 5.45pm
This free half-day meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information and views between users and producers of the UK health surveys. It is aimed primarily at users and potential users of survey microdata. The programme contains a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers.
To view the programme and book a place please go to http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=3508
Wed 22 May, 10:00 – 15:15
Lewes Subud Centre, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DB
In brief, it promises to be a really worthwhile and enjoyable day for anyone interested in the psychological, emotional and behavioural aspects of eating – and food education, research and activism. The focus of the workshop will be on directly experiencing mindful eating practices and exploring them together.
Explore how mindfulness meditation and cognitive therapy can inform food research, education and activism
- 10.00 Arrival and refreshments
- 10.30 Welcome and warm up
- 10.50 Introduction to mindfulness
- 11.30 Chocolate meditation
- 12.00 Body scan and mindful movement
- 12.30 Silent lunch gathering
- 1.15 Exploring foods we dislike
- 1.50 Mindful eating in pairs
- 2.20-2.50 Exploring applications to our own work
- 2.50-3.15 Check out and evaluation
Tickets are £6 and available from our page on eventbrite
Rachael Durrant, MA Cantab, MA SDA
Doctoral Researcher (Sustainable Lifestyles)
SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research)
University of Sussex Freeman Centre,
Do you know someone who has promoted sound science and evidence?
Nominate them for the 2013 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science.
The John Maddox Prize will reward an individual who has promoted sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest. Its emphasis is on those who have faced difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations of active researchers who have yet to receive recognition for their public-interest work are particularly welcomed.
Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.
The prize is a joint initiative of Nature, where Sir John was editor for 22 years; the Kohn Foundation; and Sense About Science, where Sir John served as a trustee until his death in 2009.
The prize: £2000. The award is presented in November and an announcement of the winner will be published in Nature.
The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm on 20th August 2013 BST.
Full details and online nomination form are at http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/maddox-prize-2013.html