Improve online visibility
It is commonplace that research and academic sources are sought online. A recent PhD may well be among the leading experts in their field in Finland. Make sure that anyone who is looking for information about your research and publications will be able to find it easily – even if you still are at the early stages of your doctoral research. To get more support, sign up for the course Visibility and impact of research TUKO1236
Build your network!
The two most significant social networking sites for academics are Academia.edu and ResearchGate.net. You can create your own profile in both of them for free. You can also upload your own publications there if they are suitable for open distribution to other researchers. Moreover, the sites are useful for networking with other researchers and looking for publications in your own field.
Create a profile on Google Scholar
We also recommend that you create a Google Scholar Citations user profile, as it will give an automatic listing of your publications and references to them found by Google. You need a GMail address for it. Google Scholar is a handy tool for finding information on research and tracking scientific discussions as you can check the citation information of each publication.
Supervising a doctoral candidate is based on the candidate's active role as an acknowledged member of the academic community. The doctoral candidate has a professional right and duty to participate in sustaining and developing the academic community, regardless of the employer or funding source. The European Charter for Researchers contains principles for researchers, their employers or funding sources about duties and rights.
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The studies Philosophy of science and general research skills (20 ECTS) – or more informally joint studies – are open to all ULapland doctoral candidates and constitute a part of the doctoral degree. Joint studies provide doctoral candidates with an ability to independently and critically apply scientific research methods in creating new academic information.
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