Researchers

The Library offers support to the University of Regina community throughout the research cycle. Contact Cara Bradley, Research & Scholarship Librarian, or your subject librarian, for information or assistance.

Research Support

Institutional research software licenses provide University of Regina researchers with access to NVivo for qualitative data analysis, Qualtrics for survey research, and RefWorks for citation management. Group or individual instruction is available from Cara Bradley (NVivo and Qualtrics) and Charles Phelps (RefWorks)

Research Data Management

  • DMP Assistant is an online tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs). The tool follows best practices in data stewardship and walks researchers step-by-step through key questions about data management.
  • University of Regina Dataverse offers our institution's researchers the opportunity to store (and share, if appropriate) their research data.

Research Tune-up Workshops are provided during the Fall and Winter semesters on topics of interest to researchers. Recent workshop have included Using NVivo for Qualitative Data Analysis, Qualtrics for Survey Research, Conducting a Literature Review, Managing Your Research Identity, and Research Data Management. Check the calendar for upcoming dates and topics.

Publishing Support

oURspace is the University of Regina’s institutional repository. Researchers can deposit copies of their academic work (subject to copyright limitations) in oURspace to meet funder requirements and to raise the reach and profile of their research.

Open Access Publishing is an approach to research dissemination that maximizes accessibility and impact of academic work. Research funder increasingly require that open access be provided to funded research.

Open Access Journal Hosting is available through the Library’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) infrastructure to University of Regina researchers wanting to start a new journal or transfer a journal from another platform.

Research Impact

There are several tools available to help researchers maximize the impact of their research. Researchers may want to:

  • sign up for an ORCID id, a unique persistent digital identifier that ensures that distinguishes them from others with similar names and creates an authoritative record of a researcher’s work that is interoperable with many granting and publishing systems.
  • set up profiles in ResearchID and/or Google Scholar to track citations to their published work and view associated metrics.
  • use tools like Altmetric it to track non-traditional impacts of their research.
  • consult Journal Citation Reports (JCR) when making decisions about choosing a journal for publication.