Research Skills

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

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Literature Reviews for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Art

Fri, June 25, 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/3611083

25 June 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Mon, June 28, 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/3604525

28 June 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Mon, June 28, 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/git-and-github-2

28 June 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Intro to visualization using Tableau

Wed, June 30, 2021 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/3612115

30 June 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Building a website with Github Pages and Jekyll

Mon, July 5, 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/intro-jekyll

5 July 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Metadata basics: describing research data

Tue, July 6, 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/calendar/vancouver/metadatabasics

6 July 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to R and RStudio

Fri, July 9, 2021 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/3612117

9 July 2021 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Docker

Mon, July 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/intro-docker2

12 July 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

Tue, July 13, 2021 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/3612589

13 July 2021 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Designing dashboards with Tableau

Wed, July 14, 2021 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/3612116

14 July 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Thu, July 15, 2021 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/3612590

15 July 2021 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to the Unix Shell

Mon, July 19, 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-shell

19 July 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Literature Reviews for Engineering, Forestry, Health Science, Land & Food Systems, and Science

Wed, July 21, 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/3609218

21 July 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Intro to Compute Canada for Humanities and Social Sciences researchers

Wed, July 21, 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/event/3604922

21 July 2021 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Basics of Data Visualization

Fri, July 23, 2021 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/3612118

23 July 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to blockchain research skills

Mon, July 26, 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

26 July 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

Mon, July 26, 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/3612591

26 July 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Wed, July 28, 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/3612593

28 July 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Visualization with R

Fri, July 30, 2021 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/3612119

30 July 2021 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Statistical analysis with R

Thu, August 19, 2021 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/3612120

19 August 2021 - 2:00pm 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