Competition time!

To celebrate Love Data Week 2018, figshare (who provide our data repository are running a competition for the most items uploaded between 12th and 16th February. Each researcher who uploads data to the winning Institution’s repository wins some figshare swag!

Start thinking about what data you might like to upload (e.g. but not limited to – data which underpin a recently accepted paper, or data you believe has long-term value).

If you have any questions related to data publishing or using brunelfigshare, please do get in touch


Save the date for Love Data Week 2018

This years theme is Data Stories:

Stories about data – What can be learned from our own failures and successes in dealing with data?

Telling stories with data – The role of data in the daily work for many professionals. How are data being used in creative and compelling ways to tell a clear story, whether to raise awareness, change behaviour, or organize action?

Connected conversations  – What are the challenges and strategies of working with data in various silos – professional, institutional, national? How can we facilitate conversation between communities that have similar challenges, but who may not interact in daily work?

We are data – seeing the people behind the data – Everyone who uses connected devices are generating massive amounts of data as we move through our daily lives. What are the personal, ethical, and practical implications of living in a culture that commoditizes our every digital move?

Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #lovedata18 and follow the Love Your Data Blog

Open Access Week 2017

This week is Open Access Week, a global event now in its 10th year, which celebrates and promotes open access to scholarly publications and data.
The theme this year is ‘open in order to…’ which asks us to think about the concrete benefits of making research open access – to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables – for an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realise these benefits. See open in order to for some inspiring examples and be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter #OAWeek.

Want to find out more about Open Access at Brunel?
The Scholarly Communication Office team (SCO) will be running the following two APEX workshops. Click on the links to book (Brunel authentication required)