Research Support

The UCP Libraries provide support to researchers at various stages of the scientific research process, including clarification of national and European Open Access and Research Data policies; recommendation for publication and use of information; monitoring of the deposit of publications and research data; impact assessment and scope of scientific production.

This service also provides training by request or invitation to researchers and science managers in the following areas: researcher profiles, indexed journals and their metrics, publish in Open Access, use and reuse of information , predatory publishers, among others.

Open Science enables the sharing of knowledge among the scientific community, society and business, thereby enhancing the recognition and social and economic impact of science. Open Science is more than the open access of data and publications, it is the opening of the scientific process as a whole, reinforcing the concept of scientific social responsibility. Open Science is based on 4 pillars: Open Access, Research Data, Citizen Science and Responsibility in Research and Innovation. 

Workshops about this theme: Open Science

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Data sets used in scientific research as primary sources, area commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research results. They are retrieved and produced in a wide range of formats: digital data sets, databases, survey results, images or objects. 

The Foundation for Science and Technology has issued a recommendation for the availability of research data. The European Commission, under Horizon 2020, has allowed researchers responsible for European projects to choose to make the data produced available. 

To share good research data sets require good management during the project and several science funders are already requesting a Data Management Plan in the application process. ARGOS and DMPonline platform are compatible with the requirements of most funders. 

The big challenge is the quality of the data produced. In 2016, the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) were developed and serve as guidelines for the scientific community during the process of data management and sharing. 

The Zenodo platform is a free multidisciplinary research data repository where researchers can deposit their data in various formats. Zenodo is compatible with European Commission projects and meets FAIR principles.

The UCP Libraries provide support services in the management of Research data, from the creation of Data Management Plans to long-term preservation in repositories recognized by funding agencies.

Workshop about this theme: Dados de Investigação

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The goal is to involve the common citizens in scientific research projects. Through the computer or mobile phone, science is one step closer to the citizen. Doing science is no longer just for scientists, but for everyone who wants to be part of it.

The UCP Libraries can assist in the use of a set of resources related to Open Science to facilitate access to information and community.

Workshop about this theme: Ciência Cidadã

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Given the importance of the impact of scientific production, the UCP Libraries provide support in obtaining and interpreting quartiles, Impact Factor, CiteScore and alternative metrics (Altmetrics and PlumX).

Workshop about this theme: Como aumentar o impacto da produção científica 

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The UCP Libraries support the use of several Open Access journal directories, namely Sherpa/Romeo and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), allowing compliance with the Open Access policies of funding agencies, (ex.: FCT or European Commission).

Workshop about this theme: Publicar em Acesso Aberto 

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The UCP Libraries help researchers select the Creative Commons License that best suits their research outputs (articles, books, posters, conference contributions).

Workshop about this theme: Publicar em Acesso Aberto 

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The UCP Libraries assist in the selection of scientific journals to publish. The recommendations are given by taking into consideration the indexing on Scopus and Web of Science, as well as the publishers’ Open Access policies.

Workshop about this theme: Como aumentar o impacto da produção científica 

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Considering the need to adapt the way of presenting institutional affiliation to R&D indexing techniques in international databases, the Dispatch ADM/0381/2019 determines that in all research outputs the following affiliation must be used:

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, (Faculty), (Research Unit), Portugal

  • The designation “Universidade Católica Portuguesa” must always be included (mandatory and first position in the affiliation), always in Portuguese, and the use of any other form of abbreviation of the name of the University is not allowed;
  • The sequence of the defined hierarchy, Faculty, Institute and Research Unit, should be used. They may appear as second and third affiliations if there is enough space, but never to the detriment of the omission of the designation “Universidade Católica Portuguesa”;
  • Always use commas to separate the different designations;
  • Faculty, Institute and Research Unit are optional affiliations and the author may choose not to include one or more of them, but always respecting the order presented;
  • Optional affiliations (i.e., Faculty, Institute, Research Unit) must have the designation shown in the attached table (in Portuguese or English), and the use of any other designations is not allowed;
  • The affiliation must obligatorily end with the indication of the country, which must be in all cases “Portugal”, without any further type of regional indication.

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Yes, as this allows us to distinguish authors and unequivocally identify their research outputs. 

The UCP Libraries give support in the use of the ORCID identifier.

Workshop about this theme: Perfil de Investigador - ORCID 

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The UCP Libraries support the management and updating of researcher profiles, namely Ciência-UCP, ORCID, CIÊNCIAVITAE, Scopus and Publons.

Workshop about this theme: Gestão de Perfis de Investigador 

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