Planet Piirus, 15-21 December 2014

As well as blogging, we tweet regularly.  We often tweet about which institutions researchers joining Piirus are coming from, and the collaborations that they are seeking.

See our collated summary of what happened on Piirus in one week, on Storify: Planet Piirus, 15-21 December 2014. Continue reading

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A round-up of the UK’s REF2014 on social media. How do you measure research?

measuring researchEarlier this week, on 17th December 2014, the UK’s higher education community awaited the publication of results from the “Research Excellence Framework” (REF). Universities’ core funding is expected to depend on the REF, which assessed their research in the period 2008-2013. REF uses a star-based system, with the highest category, 4* meaning world-leading research, and 3* being internationally excellent. (Read more about what the REF is, on TheConversation.com)

The activity on Twitter began to heat up, with the hashtags #REF2014 and #REF, as well as the more humourous or wry #REFmyXmas and #REFmas hashtags. Continue reading

Planet Piirus, 8 – 14 Dec 2014

As well as blogging, we tweet regularly. We often tweet about which institutions researchers joining Piirus are coming from, and the collaborations that they are seeking.

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8-14 Dec 2014

See our collated summary of what happened on Piirus in one week, on Storify: “Planet Piirus, 8-14 Dec 2014”.

Visit Piirus to create a quick profile and see if you can make connections with others. Maybe there will be a research collaboration that is just right for you!

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Planet Piirus, 1-7 December 2014

image of storify for Planet PiirusAs well as blogging, we tweet regularly.  We often tweet about which institutions researchers joining Piirus are coming from, and the collaborations that they are seeking.

See our collated summary of what happened on Piirus in one week, on Storify: ‘Planet Piirus, 1-7 December 2014‘:

Visit Piirus to create a quick profile and see if you can make connections with others.  Maybe there will be a research collaboration that is just right for you!