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 OSF

Tue, September 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/3615112

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

Tue, September 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/intro-jekyll

28 September 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
RDM Discussion Panel with UBC Researchers

Wed, September 29, 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/3616354

29 September 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to Statistical Concepts I: Exploratory Data Analysis

Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is essential for understanding your data and a necessary step prior to any testing or modeling. You will learn insightful graphical and numerical techniques for investigating important aspects of your data such as relationships between variables and unusual observations. More specifically you will learn about:

29 September 2021 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

Wed, September 29, 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/3623082

29 September 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Finding Open Educational Resources

Fri, October 1, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3631855

1 October 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
REDCap

Mon, October 4, 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/3615114

4 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Profits, Predators and Prestige: Understanding the modern academic publishing ecosystem

Mon, October 4, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3619613

4 October 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Sensitive Data Panel 1: Non-Clinical Human Data

Tue, October 5, 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/3615115

5 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to Docker

Tue, October 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-docker

5 October 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Sensitive Data Panel 2: Clinical Data

Wed, October 6, 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/3615116

6 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Wed, October 6, 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/3623085

6 October 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Indigenous Data Panel

Thu, October 7, 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/3615117

7 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Getting started with Jupyter and other Computational Notebooks

Thu, October 7, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/computational-notebooks

7 October 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Visualization with R

Fri, October 8, 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/3637251

8 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Introduction to the Unix Shell

Tue, October 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/event/3615118

12 October 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
RDM with High Performance Computing (HPC) Part 1

Wed, October 13, 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/3615119

13 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
RDM with High Performance Computing (HPC) Part 2

Thu, October 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/3615120

14 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
WestGrid advanced-computing workshop series: Multi-processing in Julia

Thu, October 14, 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/calendar/vancouver/julia-part-1

14 October 2021 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Research Data Management

Tue, October 19, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3618210

19 October 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons

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 Services

Title Description Provider
One-to-One Assistance

Consultations are available for Citation Management, NVivo, SPSS, R, Digital Scholarship, 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

Looking for expert answers to your questions about your research ethics? Until drop-in sessions can be resumed, please contact the Office of Research Ethics staff to book an online consult:

For Behavioural research, email Wendy Bond.

For Clinical research, see their contact list.

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