Research Skills

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

 Events

Titlesort ascending Description Date Provider
WestGrid advanced-computing workshop series: Working with shared and distributed arrays in Julia

Thu, December 9, 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-2

9 December 2021 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Research Workflows & Data Management for Digital Storytelling

Fri, December 3, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/workflows-rdm-digital-narrative

3 December 2021 - 12:30pm Library Research Commons
Refined Project Communication Plan (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to refine participants' project communication plan. Participants will present their Project Communication Plan, and will receive feedback from their peers and the facilitator.

15 December 2021 - 9:30am Mitacs Training
Refined Project Communication Plan (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to refine participants' project communication plan. Participants will present their Project Communication Plan, and will receive feedback from their peers and the facilitator.

1 December 2021 - 1:00pm Mitacs Training
Qualtrics Studio

Mon, November 29, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM See description. Free. UBC supports the Qualtrics survey tool. Qualtrics is a powerful tool that offers UBC faculty, and staff new functionality in survey creation, data analysis, and reporting. Join us for the monthly Qualtrics studio virtual workshop and drop-in session.

29 November 2021 - 3:00pm Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Project and Time Management (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to practice delivering project status updates to their stakeholders. Learners will draft and present their updates to small groups and receive feedback from their peers.

9 December 2021 - 9:30am Mitacs Training
Powerful searching with Regular Expressions

Tue, November 30, 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/regular-expressions

30 November 2021 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Overcoming by Understanding Academic Writer's Block

In this National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity webinar (free through UBC's subscription), participants will learn:

30 November 2021 - 11:00am National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Wed, December 1, 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/3636980

1 December 2021 - 4:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Statistical Concepts VI: Mixed Effects Models

This webinar is critical for understanding when linear regression models aren’t applicable and how to model dependent data. Topics that will be covered are:

17 March 2022 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Introduction to Statistical Concepts V: Logistic and Poisson Regression

Learn about generalized linear models (GLM) for categorical and count outcomes. Necessary for understanding and using these models, the following will be covered:

17 February 2022 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Introduction to Statistical Concepts IV: Correlation and Linear Regression

Understanding relationships is a key part of the scientific inquiry process. You will learn how to describe relationships between two numerical quantities through correlation measures and simple linear regression models. This will also be extended to multiple linear regression for including additional predictor variables. Specific topics include:

27 January 2022 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Coffee and GIS virtual meet up

Fri, December 17, 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/3642824

17 December 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Coffee and GIS virtual meet up

Fri, December 10, 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/3642823

10 December 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Coffee and GIS virtual meet up

Fri, December 3, 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/3642822

3 December 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons

 Services

Titlesort ascending Description Provider
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
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
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

Titlesort ascending 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
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
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