Who are we?

We’re based in the Library and work closely with Research and Innovation Services.  We are –

Dr Emily Davey – Research Outputs Manager

Dr Gary Pike – Research Data Officer

Dr Andrew Clark – Research Outputs Officer

Soozi Mead – Research Outputs Assistant


What can we help you with?

We can support you throughout your research project. The main areas we cover include –

Research data: We can help with writing data management plans (e.g. for grant applications), data storage, data security, archiving and sharing, technical issues, publishing and promoting data, licencing and copyright, re-using other people’s data, GDPR (personal data) and ethical considerations.

Open access publishing: OA publishing, REF compliance, finding OA research, practice-based research, APC funding (gold OA) including discounts available, identifying (and avoiding!) predatory journals.

Metrics: Advice on looking up and interpreting bibliometrics, such as journal impact factors, academic’s h-indexes and other citation-based metrics. Using databases, such as Scopus, SciVal, Web of Science, and Scopus. Plus, Altmetrics which show you how research has been shared on social media, mainstream news, referenced in policy etc.

Plus many other things, including finding resources for your research, ORCIDs, choosing which journal to publish in, finding full-text PhD theses, software tools for keeping up to date with research, creating ISBNs and DOIs, promoting your research to the wider world.

In addition to supporting these areas, we also validate (check the copyright and OA compliance) of all outputs in Pure, chase for all missing datasets and manage the archive of the completed PhD theses.  So the chances are you may have already heard from us in relation to your Pure profile!


Get in contact

If you want help with any of the above, feel free to get in contact –

Help with open access – openaccess@port.ac.uk

Help with research data – researchdata@port.ac.uk

All other questions – libraryresearch@port.ac.uk

Or take a look at the Research Support section of the Library website.