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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 26, 2023

“Read and Publish” agreement with IOP Publishing

University Libraries has entered into a “Read and Publish” agreement with IOP Publishing. The agreement waives the article submission fee for researchers and provides free access to a wide variety of physical sciences journals. The three-year agreement allows USC researchers to publish in more than 70 eligible journals and have read access to the extensive IOP Publishing journal portfolio. Users can search and download articles from the full portfolio spanning 140 years of physics and related sciences. Check out the agreement announcement on the University Libraries website to find out more about this exciting partnership.


University Libraries: Love Data Week 2023

Join University Libraries in celebrating Love Data Week 2023 from February 13-17. Love Data Week is an international, themed week of data-related learning opportunities. Read more about events happening at USC and register on the University Libraries Love Data Week page. Please contact Stacy Winchester, research data librarian, at with any questions.


Researchers and Research Administrators: Join specialized Office of Research email listservs

Want to be updated on all things research-related as they happen? Join a listserv offered by the Office of the Vice President of Research. With two options—the RESDEV listserv for researchers and the GRANT listserv for research administrators—these are the Office of Research’s primary communication tool to connect with our research community. Members of both listservs receive important emails regarding research developments, resources, opportunities and more, tailored to their unique role in our community. Visit the Office of Research and Grant Development website to sign up today.


Join the NCFDD 14-Day Writing Challenge

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is hosting another 14-Day Writing Challenge to help researchers jumpstart their writing or other scholarly project in just 30 minutes per weekday, over two weeks from February 20 to March 5, 2023. Through the program, participants will time and track their daily, 30-minute writing sessions using the NCFDD’s WriteNow software platform, enjoy group accountability and camaraderie, be grouped with other participants to share comments and encouragement with a like-minded community of writers, interact with the entire writing challenge community through a dedicated chat room, receive optional daily emails with writing tips, motivational concepts and additional resources and interact with an AI comment bot to get a daily shot of motivation when they need it most. Register and learn more on the NCFDD’s Writing Challenge program website.


December 2022 grant awards report now available

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share the December 2022 monthly awards report listing new grant awards received by faculty throughout the University of South Carolina System. Get the report.


USC faculty: Nominate your colleagues for the Exceptional Research Service Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is now accepting nominations for the research awards program, the Exceptional Research Service Awards. This program, consisting of three distinct honors, is designed to recognize outstanding research support staff who provide top-notch service to USC’s faculty and student researchers every day. With award categories for research administrators and technical research staff, the Exceptional Research Service Awards will provide recognition and an honorarium for deserving professionals. Nominations are due by Monday, February 6, at 5:00 p.m. Check out the program page for more details on how to submit nominations.


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