James Hutton Institute: Sites’ potential ‘enormous’ | Press and Journal

JHI chief executive Professor Colin Campbell told a meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) a spin-out business has already been established to handle innovation developed at the institute and its commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited.

Prof Campbell said he had a long shopping list for the new funding, which he said could have a transformative impact on agriculture, and outlined the “enormous” potential of the open science campuses planned for Invergowrie and Aberdeen.

He said: “We have had a fantastic experience collaborating with Intelligent Growth Solutions in the development of disruptive technologies for the future of vertical farming.

“Hutton will be an even more open science institute, facilitated by new investment on our sites and embracing many collaborators, stakeholders and the public.” …”

James Hutton Institute: Sites’ potential ‘enormous’ | Press and Journal

JHI chief executive Professor Colin Campbell told a meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) a spin-out business has already been established to handle innovation developed at the institute and its commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited.

Prof Campbell said he had a long shopping list for the new funding, which he said could have a transformative impact on agriculture, and outlined the “enormous” potential of the open science campuses planned for Invergowrie and Aberdeen.

He said: “We have had a fantastic experience collaborating with Intelligent Growth Solutions in the development of disruptive technologies for the future of vertical farming.

“Hutton will be an even more open science institute, facilitated by new investment on our sites and embracing many collaborators, stakeholders and the public.” …”

Innovative workflows around APC management – Strathprints

Abstract:  The presentation describes a number of examples of innovative workflows around the management of Article Processing Charges (APCs) as implemented at the University of Strathclyde Library. It’s argued that a certain creativity may be applied to the area of institutional APC management with the two-fold purpose of (i) extending the funding eligibility beyond the default coverage provided by the RCUK and COAF block grants and (ii) paying lower APC fees whenever possible. The background strategy is to build a relation of trust with as many researchers as possible that will make it easier for them to remain aware of the need to meet the (Green) Open Access policy requirements. It’s also argued that there could be significant benefits to be reaped from the extension into this APC management area of the current cross-institutional collaboration within the Open Access Scotland Group.

Large scale implementation of open access: a case study at the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

“Journal papers and conference proceedings accepted for publication from April 2016 must be deposited in an institutional and/or subject repository within three months of acceptance, and following this must be made open access, in order to be eligible for submission to the next Research Evaluation Framework in the United Kingdom. This paper describes the programme to facilitate this at the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.”

Repository [and OA] Policies

“This policy [adopted May 2016] defines the content that RGU [Robert Gordon University] will hold on OpenAIR, the general workflow by which material is added to OpenAIR, the nature of RGU’s commitment to preserving material held on OpenAIR, and the conditions under which material may be withdrawn from OpenAIR….”

Digital Research Project Manager – AD1671MR

“We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and customer-focussed individual to join our Digital Research team as Digital Research Project Manager.  The University is part of the Jisc-funded UK Shared Research Data pilot and your primary role will be to lead and co-ordinate this exciting and innovative project at St Andrews.   

Through the UK Shared Research Data pilot we aim to review our existing research data infrastructure, plan and, where possible, implement improvements throughout the research data lifecycle – whether through process review or the introduction of new technologies….”

Research Systems Officer – CG4872MR

“This is an opportunity for you to join the Digital Research team and take a key role in systems administration, training and development, not only for Pure, our CRIS, but also related research systems. This role is based in the Library and you will be a pivotal member of the Pure team, working alongside Open Access (OA) and Research Data Management (RDM) colleagues in the Digital Research Division within the Library and the Senior Research Information Manager, who has a split role across the Library and the Research Policy Office….”

Open Access Support Assistant | Admin/Secretarial/PA Jobs in Glasgow | s1jobs

“The successful candidate will be based in the University Library and will first work on research materials deposited in the Institutional Repository. This will involve the delivery of effective administrative and organisational support within the Library for the processing of Gold OA article processing charges arising from research outputs which are the outcome of RCUK, COAF and the European Research Council funding.  The role will also involve validating metadata, including correcting, generating and approving metadata, describing a wide variety of digital research assets, using both PURE (the University’s research information system) and Strathprints (the Library’s Open Access Institutional Repository)….”