Research Skills

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

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Introduction to the Unix Shell

Mon, April 12, 2021 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/unix-shell2

12 April 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Voyant

Mon, April 12, 2021 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/voyant

12 April 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Bibcitation for Citation Management

Mon, April 12, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/bibcitation

12 April 2021 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Research Data Management Part 1: Managing Active Research Data

Tue, April 13, 2021 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/3566066

13 April 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to blockchain research skills

Wed, April 14, 2021 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

14 April 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Research Data Management Part 2: Preserving and Reusing Research Data

Thu, April 15, 2021 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/3566075

15 April 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools

Fri, April 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/digital-exhibits-survey

16 April 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Statistical analysis with R

Fri, April 16, 2021 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/3590376

16 April 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Literature Reviews for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Art

Mon, April 19, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3600587

19 April 2021 - 11:00am Library Research Commons
Finding the data: Mental health, addiction, homelessness

Tue, April 20, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3601273

20 April 2021 - 11:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to PubMed

Wed, April 21, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/2021AprPubMed

21 April 2021 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to project management for the Digital Humanities

Fri, April 23, 2021 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/3597495

23 April 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Finding the data: Indigenous Peoples

Wed, April 28, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3601274

28 April 2021 - 10:30am Library Research Commons
Finding the data: people who identify as LGBTQ+

Tue, May 4, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3601275

4 May 2021 - 11:00am Library Research Commons
Visualization with R

Fri, May 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3604034

7 May 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

Mon, May 10, 2021 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/3604031

10 May 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Finding the data: race and ethnicity

Tue, May 11, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3601276

11 May 2021 - 11:00am Library Research Commons
WestGrid advanced-computing workshop series: Parallel programming in Julia

Thu, May 13, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/parallel-programming-julia

13 May 2021 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Developing a training series for a beginner toolkit in digital scholarship

Mon, May 17, 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3604945

17 May 2021 - 2:30pm Library Research Commons
Systematic & Scoping Review Workshop Series: Translating Database Searches and Finding Grey Literature ONLINE

Wed, May 19, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/2021May19SRworkshop

19 May 2021 - 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:

Mitacs Training
Good Clinical Research Practice Courses, Online

Available online, on-demand are courses on Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), 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.

N2 Network of Networks
Responsible Conduct of Research Course

Available online, on-demand the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course discusses many academic and scholarly integrity topics including:

N2 Network of Networks
Open Education Resources, Workshop Materials

Check out this page for handouts and materials from sessions on citation management, Data Analysis and Management, Literature Reviews, NVivo, R, GitHub, GIS, Dissertation/Thesis Formatting, Copyright, and more.

Library Research Commons
Library Orientation for Graduate Students in 30 minutes_Links, Materials

This library GitHub page , called "Graduate Student Orientation to the Library in 30 minutes" , includes information on library resources and services such as the reseach commons, guides and events as well as links to electronic resources such as databases and open access resources.

Library Research Commons
GPS Workshop Materials, Recordings

Materials, handouts, and recordings from many past Graduate Pathways to Success sessions, including our career and statistics series, are posted online here (cwl login required)

Graduate Pathways to Success