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Training and workshops

Learn about training sessions for LSE researchers.

Our Research Support team organise a number of training sessions, both online and in-person, throughout the year. These sessions cover a range of information and tools you need to know as an LSE researcher.

Upcoming training and workshops

Open Access Book Publishing: What Authors Need to Know

Thursday 13 October 2022, 11am (CEST)

Dr Frances Pinter (Executive Chair, CEU Press) and Emily Poznanski (Director, CEU Press) will lead a workshop entitled Open Access Book Publishing: What Authors Need to Know.

This workshop is the first in our CIVICA Research Open Science for the Social Sciences Training Programme, which aims to help PhD students, post-docs and other early career researchers engage with the principles, processes and tools to disseminate, share, explore and maximise the impact of their research and collaborations.

Frances and Emily will help participants learn about how open access sits within the open science framework, the new business models that are emerging, understand the open access terminology and how open access is funded. Copyright and licensing in the open access space will also be covered.

Those interested can register for this event, hosted by the Central European University, on the CIVICA Research Open Science Eventbrite page -


Unravelling the value and practice of Openness in Academia

Monday 24 October 2022, 4pm-5.30pm (CEST)

The European University Institute Library will host a Roundtable on Unravelling the value and practice of Openness in Academia.

With the recent renewed commitment of the EUI to the Budapest Open Access Initiative recommendations in mind, this panel will discuss how the value of Openness can (or cannot) drive practices and decision making at EUI with respect to debated issues of:

1. Transparency in Social Sciences and Humanities research.

2. Open knowledge and equitable access to research results from public funded academic institutions.

3. The system of mandates, incentives and rewards that is emerging at the European policy level to make Open Science the norm.

This event is open to staff, students and researchers from across the CIVICA Alliance. The CIVICA institution hosting this event is the European University Institute. To register, please visit –

Open Science in Horizon Europe: how and (mostly) why

Monday 7 November, 2022 9am to 11am (CET)

New rules apply in Horizon Europe in order to open up every step of the research process, according to the principle "as open as possible, as closed as necessary". Is it only a constraint? The umpteenth administrative burden? Or, both a fair principle, as publicly funded research ought to be publicly available, and a powerful leverage for a more transparent and effective science as COVID-19 clearly showed? In our workshop Dr Elena Giglia (Turin) sets out the reasons, tools and rules to practice Open Science in the daily research workflow. Bocconi Professors Guido Alfani and Dirk Hovy then discuss Open Science from experience drawn from their own ERC projects.

Those interested can register for this event, hosted by Bocconi University, on the CIVICA Research Open Science Eventbrite page -

Introduction to Open Access, Open Data and Research Impact

Monday 14 November 2022, 10am

This online session will cover the basics of open access and open data. You will learn how open research can have a positive effect on the impact your research makes on the world.

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Preparing Your Thesis for an Open Access Repository

Tuesday 22 November 2022, 1pm

This session will give you a helpful overview prior to submitting your PhD thesis to LSE Theses Online and making it open access. What do you need to know about using copyright material in your PhD thesis? How does making your PhD thesis available on LSETO benefit you? What are the implications for your publishing plans?

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Metadata and research: abstracts, keywords and research visibility

Thursday 24 November, 4pm to 6pm (CET)

What data can be best used to identify a piece of research? What data are most effective for its dissemination and retrieval during a web search? Starting with a brief examination of user search strategies by using some practical examples, the workshop focuses on the researcher's use of keywords and abstracts to effectively describe the content of his or her research in order to broaden and improve its dissemination and retrieval by potential users.

Those interested can register for this event, hosted by Bocconi University, on the CIVICA Research Open Science Eventbrite page -

Getting Published in Journals

Wednesday 30 November 2022, 10am

This workshop will introduce you to the journal publishing process and landscape. You will consider your motivations for publishing, learn how to choose and evaluate journals for your research and develop a publishing strategy for your next articles.

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Research support drop in

Every other Wednesday at 1-2pm (starting 19 October 2022) you can join the team for support and advice on publishing, open research, copyright, research visibility, citation analysis and more. You can book in advance on the training system and let us know your question in advance. Or if you’re feeling spontaneous you can drop in to the Zoom call during the session.

CIVICA open science workshops

LSE is part of the CIVICA alliance of European universities, which means LSE researchers have access to online training and workshops run from the seven other CIVICA institutions. You can find links to register for upcoming training, or view recordings of past sessions on the CIVICA website.

Contact us to arrange a bespoke session

If you’d like us to arrange training on something not covered on this page, or a bespoke session for your department or research centre, just get in touch by email:

Past training sessions

Choosing Open Access Publishing: The Key Issues

Professor Patrick Dunleavy (LSE) and Dr Frances Pinter (CEU) led a webinar on Choosing Open Access Publishing: The Key Issues on Thursday 15 September at midday (CEST). Dr Tim Monteath (LSE) moderated.

Pre-registration in the Social Sciences

Dr Lou Safra (Sciences Po/École Normale Supérieure, Paris) led a webinar on Pre-registration in the Social Sciences on Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 11am to12pm (BST).