Six key research literacy skills every researcher should have

Presentation to the EIFL General Assembly 2018 on six research literacy skills every researcher should have in today’s research environment

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Presentation
PUBLISHER:
EIFL
PRESENTER:
Niamh Brennan, Programme Manager, Research Informatics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
DATE:
November 2018
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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This 50-minute presentation to the EIFL 2018 General Assembly in Doha, Qatar, focuses on six key research literacy skills for researchers.

Niamh Brennan, Programme Manager, Research Informatics at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, gave a presentation titled ‘The “EIFL Big 6” - 6 key research literacy skills every researcher should have’ discussed the following skills:

  1. Creating and using an ORCID identity: ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that is used to distinguish researchers from each other and which should be included on research profiles, personal addresses and business cards, and cited when publishing journal articles.
  2. Maintaining more than one - at least two to three - research profiles, that are validated and current, including an institutional/university research profile (if it is available); an  ORCID profile; and / or a ‘portable’ bibliometric/impact profile (e.g. a Google Scholar profile).
  3. Skills in the use of metrics: Bibliometrics (citations, h- index etc.); an understanding of Altmetrics and the tools supporting ‘next generation metrics’ (news items, social media, references to policy papers, Wikipedia entries, etc); knowing how to track Open Research metrics.
  4. Understanding open access, copyright policies and how to make their work openly available.
  5. Knowing how to create Data Management Plans which support research data management.
  6. How to write an impact statement or case study focused on social, economic and cultural impact of the research.

Download the presentation [PDF].