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LibrarySkills@UCL: Communicating and sharing information

A guide to scholarly communication, including sharing information through the principles of Open Research

Communicating and sharing information

After completing your taught studies, sharing your results is the next step to developing your stance as a published researcher.  

There are multiple platforms dedicated to sharing research, such as Open Science and Open Access. Shared results and conclusions can often be vital resources for others, so building up a good relationship with fellow scholars is important. There are certain ways of presenting your work in an academic study. Well presented work means establishing a good connection  across a wide audience (assessors, journal reviewers, publishers and the public).

In this guide you will learn how to:

  • Create and develop a digital profile;
  • Communicate with other scholars through different mediums including modern technologies;
  • Format your study to present and communicate your knowledge to various audiences
  • Understand the benefits of Open Science and tools available to practice Open Science and Open Access. 

Joerg T Albert"Open access and open science make for better research, more effective communication, and greater impact. UCL's Office for Open Science and Scholarship, and the Open Access and Research Data Management Teams that are part of it, provide swift, clear, precise and helpful advice on all aspects of making your research open, whether you need to know about research funders' policies, funding for Gold open access or managing your research data openly. In a busy and competitive publishing environment, it's hugely reassuring to know that there are experts in Library Services who can help you to make your research as open as possible."
Dr Joerg T Albert
Professor of Sensory Biology and Biophysics


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