Launch of the information platform (Re)search tips

(29-06-2017) Are you looking for practical information on research, information and data management, scholarly communication and related subjects?

Ghent University has launched the new platform (Re)search tips.

The platform (Re)search tips collects practical information, often spread around or only present in the heads of colleagues. It’s a broad spectrum of information, ranging from very basic principles to more advanced tips.

The platform is a practical supplement to the Ghent University portal where you can still find the broader policy context.

For now the platform is only available within the Ghent University network. Researchers, teachers and administrative staff, as well as students can use it.

(Re)search tips helps you with: 

  • Search and find information, whatever the form (including research data)
  • Management and interpretation of information
  • Writing, presenting and publishing of research results
  • Open science, scientific integrity, requirements of research funds

The tips are divided in 7 themes (some more thoroughly worked out than others at the moment).

  • Search & find, on searching and finding (qualitative) scholarly information
  • Critical reading, on evaluating information and information sources
  • Write, on quoting, managing information, copyright
  • Present, on making posters, presentations and speaking for an audience
  • Publish, on open access, copyright, citation styles, quality of journals
  • Integrity in research, on integrity and ethics
  • Finance / funding, on funder’s requirements such as the Open Research Data pilot in H2020

At the moment the platform mainly deals with subjects and themes collected by the University Library, the network of Ghent University libraries. Increasingly other (central) services will contribute information. After all, what you see now, is merely a first version. New tips and updates will be added constantly to ensure up-to-date information. Do you have a suggestion or a question to be added, pass it on via your faculty library or .

Don’t hesitate and try it out: visit the platform!