The observant reader might notice that we've introduced a new category on our blog, called "Free resources". We're using it to collect blog posts that will lead you to all of the guides, infographics, useful overviews, survey results, etc that have been produced for piirus.ac.uk. Over the last couple of years we've been growing this blog and our offer to … [Read more...] about Free resources from piirus.ac.uk
Earlier this year we attended the Vitae Researcher Developer conference. Here we delivered a range of sessions on academic career breaks as well as presenting a poster on collaboration competencies. There was a lot of interest in our poster and since the event we’ve been working on a version to share more widely. With the festive season upon us, here it is … [Read more...] about Competencies needed for research collaboration: an infographic
To accompany the launch of our Piirus Match service for those seeking academic consultants, and Piirus Associate status for piirus.ac.uk members seeking opportunities in academic consultancy, we've created new resources on this theme. Our aim is to help researchers to understand more about academic consultancy. Our guide to preparing for academic consultancy … [Read more...] about Infographic on academic consultancy activities and opportunities
This week has been a busy one for piirus.ac.uk – we’ve got a brand new website and a new offer, as our founder Fiona Colligan explained. We’re also much more closely partnered with jobs.ac.uk than ever before, and you can find our latest guide over on their website, which is aimed at all piirus.ac.uk members who take up the opportunity to become a Piirus … [Read more...] about Our guide to preparing for academic consultancy
There are many benefits of having an online profile as an academic, as it can really help to improve the visibility of you and your research. Our short video can help guide you through the do's and don'ts of enhancing your online presence and serve as a digital identity healthcheck: This video accompanies our Digital Health Check guide, of course. … [Read more...] about Digital identity healthcheck for academics: our video summary
Did you know that you can receive insights from Piirus straight to your inbox? Enter your name and e-mail address onto our form on this page, and subscribe to our blog. When you do, you'll not only receive a handy weekly e-mail highlighting our blogposts, so you don't miss any of our great content, but you'll also get a helpful case study of co-authorship … [Read more...] about Get digests of this blog, by e-mail – and a little extra thank you, from Piirus!
Earlier this year Piirus took part in two events with jobs.ac.uk: a Google Hangout on How to be a Successful Digital Academic to Boost Your Career a workshop on Tools and Tips for Research Impact and ECR Employability Out of the talks and discussions at these events we gathered insight on the benefits and concerns of using social media as an … [Read more...] about Benefits and concerns of using social media as an academic
As part of the university community, we at Piirus are aware of what challenges face researchers, but wanted to explore further. We know that the research funding landscape is becoming more complex, and securing funding is a challenge for both researchers and specialist research managers and administrators. This demanding landscape features the need to … [Read more...] about What challenges face researchers and research managers and administrators today?
In September this year, Piirus surveyed researchers worldwide, from across multiple disciplines. 346 researchers responded, and two key findings were: 79% of researchers said that collaboration makes them more productive 91% agreed collaboration increases research impact So in many respects it is no surprise that 94% of respondents were interested … [Read more...] about Academic research collaboration and networks: an infographic based on what researchers told us.