The purpose of the WHELF Research Group is to provide a forum to:

  • Advise each other on relevant issues and share good practice in the support of Research and Researchers in Wales
  • Present issues for discussion to WHELF
  • Develop the Action Plan for WHELF Research Group activities, as part of the overall WHELF Action Plan
  • Organise events to bring staff together to learn new skills.

Group membership:

  • Chair: Mark Lester (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
    Vice-Chair: vacancy
  • Tegid Williams & Beth Hall (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Owain Roberts (National Library Wales)
    Lloyd Roderick, Amy Staniforth & Jonathan Davies (Aberystwyth University)
  • Ellie Downes (Swansea University )
    Samantha Scoulding (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)
  • Kristine Chapman (National Museum Wales)
  • Nicholas Roberts (University of South Wales)
  • Helen Sharp (Cardiff University)

A-to-Z of Research Support – An overview of research support services in WHELF Institutions:

RDM policies

RDM (Research Data Management) policies from the WHELF institutions. Click on the name of the institution to download the pdf.

WHELF Research event 23/01/2020

The WHELF Research group have arranged a session at Aberystwyth University looking at the use of Wikipedia/media/data in research activities: Discover how the National Library is utilising Wikipedia and its sister projects to engage with the public, to share digital...

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WHELF Research Group “Open Research Cafe” events

[:en]The WHELF Research Group is running two "Open Research Cafe" events: "an ideas exchange for different stakeholders on the topic of OA publishing, Open Data, Access to Information". These events are an excellent opportunity for HE library staff who wish to learn...

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Open Access Week

Open Access Week is now in its ninth year and this year takes place from 24-30th October 2016. The Open Access website states that it "is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to...

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