Who do you need? It is not always easy to get by in the academic world, especially when you are just starting out. I’m not one to normally question Simon and Garfunkel but, in truth, no one can be an island for the long-term. At some point, all of us need somebody, if not to love, then to work with – which I’m sure is also badly paraphrasing another classic … [Read more...] about Finding Your People: Mentors, Collaborators, and Guardian Angels
We’re delighted to feature this interview with one of our members, who took part in our Let’s Collaborate campaign on Twitter this year. Read about her research work and her collaboration interests. Who are you and what is the work you do? I am a Research Fellow at the University of Sydney Medical School in Australia. I have a PhD in Forensic … [Read more...] about Let’s Collaborate: Introducing piirus.ac.uk member Lauren Monds
As a team, we're rather international: Jenny is based in Germany and Kathy splits her time between Nuaru and Australia. Even our UK based colleagues are across the whole length of the nation, from Fiona and Chris in Scotland, via Emma in England's North East, Heather and University of Warwick colleagues in the midlands, to Andrew in Cornwall. We're … [Read more...] about Collaborating on an international scale: our tips
In a previous post, we shared a few social media tips to start a Twitter account for even the shyest among us. So now that you’ve taken a deep breath and joined, what next? We thought we’d help out with the basics. Here are our first five of ten steps to get started on Twitter as an academic and creating a positive representation of yourself that you’re … [Read more...] about Ten steps to get started on Twitter as an academic: part 1
In this guest blogpost we hear about a forthcoming event which focuses on the role of the media in muslim-majority countries. Scholars are also very welcome to submit papers for panel discussion by 31 July 2016. Internet penetration of the Middle East and South Asia is large and growing, and this allows a profusion of new information and the formation of … [Read more...] about The role of the media in Muslim-majority countries
Valentine’s day is fast approaching and individual researchers may be seeking out new researcher collaborations, or romancing their ideas, or even getting themselves ready for a night in with those grant applications! Okay, so perhaps not the typical Valentine’s day. As you are already aware, from my fellow correspondent’s blog post last week, … [Read more...] about How to ‘Love Your Research’? A #piirusvoices event.
Here at Piirus, we're all members of the research community ourselves, and we're always looking for new ways to help our members expand and strengthen their research networks. You can already join Piirus.com for free and use it to identify and connect with researchers who might become new collaboration partners. Now we want to help members to reach … [Read more...] about #letscollaborate: We’ll help you find research collaboration partners.
At Piirus, we know that internationalising your research is an important career step for you as an academic: it can make your research more productive and raise the profile of your research, bringing it to new audiences. The UK's Department of Business, Innovation and Skills reported in 2013 that an increase in research productivity was at least partly … [Read more...] about Building an international profile as a researcher: our survey respondents said…
Jonathan Moss leads Coffey’s Governance Security and Justice team based in London. Here, he tells us about his work creating collaborative partnerships, and there are many aspects that researchers will recognise, from a focus on impact to international collaborations. Over half of Coffey’s global business is focused on international development funded by … [Read more...] about In focus: creating collaborative partnerships for international development
Piirus' Fiona Colligan will be a delegate at the ARMS 2015 conference, and Piirus is finding out more about research issues in Australasia. We're pleased to feature an interview with Vanessa Lao, Strategic Partnerships Manager at the Griffith Asia Institute, and also member of the Australasian Research Management Society's International Committee. What does … [Read more...] about Introducing Vanessa Lao, Strategic Partnerships Manager at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia
Next week, I'm going to the 17th Australasian Research Management Society 2015 Conference “Research Management in a Global Context”. I'll be there in Singapore(!), along with Nick Brian, Director of the Warwick Employment Group, to represent both Piirus & our sister service jobs.ac.uk. We're excited about the programme as this will be an opportunity … [Read more...] about Piirus at the Australasian Research Management Society 2015 Conference: “Research Management in a Global Context”
Did you notice that Piirus tweets regularly? We've gathered a selection of our Twitter highlights from the month of August, showing new institutions and members that have joined Piirus, and the collaborations they are seeking. We published these highlights on Storify and also on Slideshare. You can also take a look at this embedded … [Read more...] about Planet Piirus, 1-31 August 2015. New members and scholarly collaborations sought.
In my last blogpost for Piirus in July, I reported on the Vatican Library’s new digitization project, which plans ultimately to make digital copies of the entire collection of 82,000 manuscripts, incunabula, and early prints available online. This is only the most prominent example in a growing number of institutions and libraries that have initiated similar … [Read more...] about The Thrill of the Original: 3 examples of when digital copies just aren’t enough!
Piirus is active on Twitter and we've selected some highlights from the last month, to show just some of the institutions that new Piirus members come from, and the research areas of the new collaborations that they are seeking. We collated the tweets onto Storify and created a slide deck of them, which you can also see on Slideshare, or embedded … [Read more...] about Planet Piirus, 1 – 31 July 2015. New members and scholarly collaborations sought.
In our latest follow-up to our survey of ARMA members we're pleased to talk to Dr. Carlos García Aparicio who describes his varied role which centres around sourcing partners for research, and promoting the research work of his institute. What does your role as research manager at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP) involve? I'm … [Read more...] about Building research partnerships & promoting research: An Interview with Dr. Carlos García Aparicio