Friday, 22 October 2010

Dream Bigger Dreams

Posted by Andy

At last! The truth about medical research...

                                                                         Image courtesy of Mike Licht,

For those of you that have never heard of  Dr John Ioannidis and his controversial but brilliant ideas about the state of medical research, you would do well to check out David H.Freedman's article in online magazine 'the Atlantic' this month. And for those of you who want to read Ioannidis' groundbreaking article from PLoS Medidine, you can read the full text at:

Posted by Claire

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

Posted by Andy 

You can download the latest Research Funding update by going to our Research Funding page or you can view it directly here
The archive of the Research Funding Update can be viewed here

For more information please feel free to contact The Information Service @ ScHARR Library on 0114 2225420 or by email

Net Neutrality - The Empire Strikes Back?

net neutrality

Posted by Andy

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Recommended Website of the month - Speedtile

 Posted by Andy

There is absolutely no shortage of innovative online bookmarking tools out there, obviously the established big players are Delicious and Diigo, but more recently there has been a move towards visual bookmarking tools. we've already seen the wonderful Pearltrees which creates wonderful tree structures of favourite websites, and can be best used as a teaching or learning resource. 
Another great tool is Speedtile, which takes all of your favourites and places them with small screen shots in a tile formation on your browser. It's very quick to use, and looks really good. You can create shared collections and place content over several tabs. The only downside is that it does not recognise certain Website extensions such as.pdf. Nevertheless it is well worth the visit.

If you want to see it in actioon have a look at the one I created for a course we ran in Switzerland last month.

Web 3.0 and the Future of the Web

Web 3.0 from Kate Ray on Vimeo.

Posted by Andy

Friday, 8 October 2010

October's Edition of Take Five

Posted and Photo by Andy

he latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Andy Tattersall by email or phone 0114 2220702

You can view it here

Whilst an archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

Friday, 1 October 2010

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes - 1st October 2010


The latest issue of the Research Funding Update can be viewed by following this link.

Previous editions of the update can be viewed here