Research preparation

Funding

Applying for a research grant can be a long and painful process and there are no guarantees it will end in success. The useful tips shared in our funding modules could prove just the boost you need to secure financial support.

You will learn how (and why) you should critically assess your research idea. We then walk you through points to consider when locating the right funding opportunity to match it. You will hear about some of the common mistakes researchers make when filling in their applications and how your network can help. And, we explain the power of metrics (particularly altmetrics) in helping funders picture your future potential.

What you will find
  • Advice from experts on funding
  • Guidance on writing a great application
  • An introduction to metrics

3 modules

1 h
Funding

Funding Hacks for Researchers

Top tips from the people who really understand what it takes to write a successful grant application.
40 m
Funding

Successful research grant applications – getting it right

Our useful step by step guide to preparing a grant application can help you tick all the boxes first time.
38 m
Funding

Discover how metrics can boost funding and networking opportunities

A comprehensive guide to scholarly metrics and practical tips to help you leverage them when building networks or applying for funding.

Research data management

It’s an increasingly common condition of funding that the data associated with your work should be made available, accessible, discoverable, and usable.

Our series of data management modules contain all the information you need to help you comply with these requirements. You will also discover how sharing research data can help with reproducibility issues and provide your peers with existing work to build on.

The modules explain the solutions already in place to support you in sharing, and explore how you can cite data and why that can benefit your career. You will also be introduced to data management plans and receive advice on building an effective one.

What you will find
  • Why data sharing is so important
  • An introduction to data management plans
  • Information about the sharing solutions on offer

3 modules

36 m
Research data management

How researchers store, share and use data

Discover the advantages of data sharing and how you can contribute to improving research reproducibility.
40 m
Research data management

Creating a good research data management plan

Find out why you need a data management plan and what it takes to write an effective one.
39 m
Research data management

How researchers benefit from citing data

An in-depth look at citing data and how it can help you build your reputation as a researcher.