Research Support at the University of Essex is facilitated by collaboration between different sections, including Library Service and the Research and Enterprise Office. This page will give you an overview of the research support that is covered.
The current publishing environment is highly competitive, and it can sometimes feel like there is an overwhelming amount of information out there, so we've broken the basics down for you here.
Publishing open access makes your research freely available, increases visibility and ensures your work is compliant with funder policies and the REF (Research Excellence Framework).
Taking time to think about your copyright when you publish can save you a lot of trouble down the line. These resources will help you understand copyright options when publishing.
Learn how citations are measured, how to improve citations, and what tools you can use to explore your own citations.
Managing your online identity as a researcher is extremely important. Below is an overview of the largest and most used platforms for researchers.
Our Network for Early Career Essex Researchers (Newcomers) provides support to researchers in the early stages of their careers, such as newly-appointed lecturers, post-docs, research fellows and final year PhD students.
Get help with finding, evaluating, and referencing literature. See our search skills page, or book a librarian for a 1-to-1 session.
Find publications and theses from University of Essex academics and students.
Get an overview of and record your publications, grants, impact and activity. You can also deposit your work to the repository via the Research Information System (login required).
Get tips and assistance with your funding application from the Research and Enterprise Office.
Many funders now require that a data management and sharing plan is submitted as a part of a research grant application.
If your research involves human participants, you'll need ethical approval before data collection. More information here.
Impact refers to the demonstrable changes and benefits that occur outside of the academy as a result of research. Impact case studies is used for the next Research and Excellence Framework (REF 2021) to assess impact of research.
The Researcher Academy is a suite of e-learning resources designed to support researchers. Gain certificates and rewards as your progress through the modules, and pick and choose the ones that are beneficial for you.
Career Path brings together a range of resources that give practical advice for careers in research, whether in academia or in industry.