Improve your research skills

Contribute to top research

How to increase your societal visibility as a researcher

Blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, television or radio: there are many platforms to share your scientific knowledge with others. These enable you to reach a large audience, not merely academic peers or students. This course is for those who need to commence working on their visibility as well as for those who have already started and would like to improve their skills.

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  • Author identifiers why and how

    With author identifiers and profiles such as ORCID, ResearcherID and Google Scholar Author Profile, you can present yourself and your publications and make them visible. More and more publishers and funders require the use of author identifiers. 

    On request. Contact TOP if you are interested. 

  • Funding proposal writing

    Research funding is getting increasingly important in times when regular national funding is declining steadily. This course equips you with general knowledge and skills to write a well-structured, high quality research funding application that stands out and has a high success rate.

  • Presentation and interview techniques for grant applications

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  • Publishing in Open Access

    Open Access (OA) increases the findability, visibility and use of academic research results. More and more funders of research demand sharing the results with no costs for the reader. It is Erasmus University’s policy that all EUR scientific output should be published in Open Access. In 2019 the EUR policy should be in effect. This workshop will get you prepared for OA.

  • Improve your information skills - Online modules

    How to search, find, manage and evaluate information & data in a responsible and effective manner. The University Library offers a generic e-portfolio for staff (PhD candidates) and students, with a combination of short videos and texts, exercises, and links to related materials.

  • Refworks

    With RefWorks, you can easily capture, manage, save and share references in your own personal database.

  • Research data management

    During these practical sessions, you will learn how to address various aspects of research data management (RDM). After the session, you will be able to work with the EUR Document Vault and you will know how to get further assistance for data related topics in general.

  • Writing for the web

    Learn how to write effective and engaging content for the web.

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