Research Skills

Resources, tools, and software are available to support the diverse and multidisciplinary research of graduate students.

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Understanding Spatial Data: Map Projections

Fri, October 23, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3584442

23 October 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to blockchain research skills

Mon, October 26, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/blockchain-research-skills

26 October 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Git and Github for non-programmers

Tue, October 27, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/git-and-github-non-programmers

27 October 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Geocoding & Web Mapping with Python

Tue, October 27, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3584492

27 October 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Citation Management for Researchers Using Multilingual Materials, Part 2

Tue, October 27, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/jurism2

27 October 2020 - 3:00pm Library Research Commons
Find Statistics Canada Open Data

Wed, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3567045

28 October 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
International Organizations: A Workshop for Researchers

Wed, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3580243

28 October 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Geospatial Analysis & Visualization with Python

Thu, October 29, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3584493

29 October 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to R and RStudio

Fri, October 30, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3585191

30 October 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to OSF

Mon, November 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3584583

2 November 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Mon, November 2, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3584595

2 November 2020 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Building a Foundation: Open Research Data as a Pillar of Open Science

Tue, November 3, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3583582

3 November 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Statistics III: Two group comparisons and ANOVA (via Webinar)

In this webinar, you will learn how to gain insight from a random and unbiased data sample of a population:

5 November 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Building Digital Exhibits with Wax

Fri, November 6, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/intro-wax

6 November 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Statistical analysis with R

Fri, November 13, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3585192

13 November 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Mon, November 16, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3580895

16 November 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

Mon, November 16, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3584596

16 November 2020 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Research Data Management Part 1: Managing Active Research Data

Tue, November 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3566051

17 November 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to Voyant

Tue, November 17, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/voyant

17 November 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Systematic & Scoping Review Workshop Series: Getting Started and Structured Searching ONLINE

Wed, November 18, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/SRNov182020

18 November 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons

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 Services

Title Description Provider
One-to-One Assistance

Consultations are available for Thesis Formatting, Citation Management, NVivo, SPSS, R, and GIS. Appointments are available in 30-minute or 1-hour increments. To request an appointment, please complete form.

Library Research Commons
Subject Librarian Consultation

Subject Librarians serve as the primary liaison between the Library and the academic departments on campus. They provide skilled reference assistance, manage the library's collections and provide instructional support to faculty.

UBC Library
Free Statistics Consulting

The Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS) program provides one hour of free statistical advice, based on a submitted project description, to any UBC graduate student.  Visit the SOS program page for full details. The SOS program is made possible through funding support from the Office of the Provost and Vice President, Research and Innovation.

Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Drop-in Advising: Research Ethics

Get expert answers to your questions about your research ethics application or research ethics in general. 

Book an online consult with staff from the Office of Research Ethics (BREB) by emailing:

Wendy Bond, Research Ethics Coordinator – Compliance & Outreach
wendy.bond@ors.ubc.ca

Office of Research Ethics | VP Research & Innovation

Library Research Commons, Office of Research Ethics

 Resources

Title Description Provider
Statistics Webinar Series

This 6-part statistics webinar series is annually presented by the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group.  Slides and descriptions of each session are provided.

Applied Statistics and Data Science Group, Graduate Pathways to Success
Communicating your Research (online course)

This short online course highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis:

  1.     Presentation skills;
  2.     Writing skills; and
  3.     Poster creation

Facilitated by Dr. Jenn Gardy, you will learn more about the latest tips and techniques to make sure your next conference talk, email or poster presentation is impactful and memorable.

Register

Mitacs Training
Managing Project Timelines (online course)

This online, on-demand course will help you to reach project deadlines with less stress. Gain techniques and tools to help you create realistic project timelines and manage your time and energy. At the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand how to define tasks, task duration, milestones, and deadlines
  • Know how to use planning techniques to implement and adapt project timelines
  • Learn processes and techniques to communicate your project status to your research team

Register

Mitacs Training
Online Responsible Conduct and Clinical Research Courses

Available online, on-demand are courses on Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)- Life Science and Physical Science, Biomedical Research Ethics, Social and Behavioral Research, Transportation of Dangerous Goods TDG/IATA, Health Canada Division 5 - Drugs For Clinical Trials Involving Human Subjects, and CITI Canada Privacy.  These are available through a UBC subscription and are free to UBC students, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

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