Your research degree requires the ability to apply …'analytical and critical thinking skills to generate new knowledge, investigate problems and develop inventive solutions.' (UQ HDR Graduate Attributes, 2017) This starts with the way you design your project, your review of existing literature, the methodologies you use and the analysis you apply. Building these skills during your research degree will equip you to engage these same skills in your future career and apply them in a wide variety of contexts. 

Library workshops

The library offers a range of workshops under the headings below. 

R and Python Research data management Data visualisation

Useful links

  • RStudio cheat sheets
  • Data Management at UQ (UQRDM) 
  • Sage Research Methods 
  • Join Sage’s Methodspace 
  • Publons Academy: A free online course for peer reviewers
  • Hacky Hour (supported by RCC, QCIF, IMB and wonderful volunteer helpers!): RCC runs consultations on the first and last Tuesdays of the month at Cafe Nano. Come and ask IT questions such as: getting started with Python and R, stats, machine learning, bio-image, software tools, research data management (RDM), how to access high performance computing, cloud data storage and tools for data cleaning and data visualisation. Bring your project's IT problems or come along as a helper! Very occasionally Hacky Hour may not run; follow us on Twitter (@HackyHourStLuc​) to get the latest announcements. Aside from the usual IT research questions,
    • First Tuesday of the monthBioinformatics Hacky Hour, ask bioinformatics analysis, software and pipeline questions
    • Last Tuesday of the monthBioLab Hacky Hour, ask about experimental design and technical sample processing questions to get started in the lab

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis in R (QFAB) - TRI

23 August 2019 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop is relevant to biologists, students and generally any researcher who is dealing with longitudinal data and who wants to understand how to analyse them. Participants must know R and be familiar with the concepts of statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 1 AUGUST, NOON.

Intro to R: Using the R statistical environment (QFAB) - TRI

9 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
No prior knowledge of R required, this workshop is relevant for all disciplines, although examples and exercises will focus on biological datasets. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 15 AUGUST, NOON.

Advanced R: Data preparation, processing and reporting using R (QFAB) - TRI

10 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on workshop will introduce users of the R software environment to the techniques involved in generating reproducible, dynamic data analyses and reports. Note that the examples will be from bioinformatics. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 15 AUGUST, NOON.

Hypothesis testing using R (QFAB) - TRI

11 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop is relevant to any student who wishes to understand how to conduct the analysis by themselves using R. Prior knowledge of R is required. Note that the examples used will be from bioinformatics. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 15 AUGUST, NOON.

NGS - How data generation impacts bioinformatics (QFAB) - TRI

23 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists, other life scientists and computer scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 30 AUGUST, 12 NOON

Genome assembly using Galaxy (QFAB) - TRI

24 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
For biologists and bioinformaticians interested in genome sequencing and the assembly process, particularly for bacteria. No prior bioinformatics knowledge is required. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 30 AUGUST, NOON.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QFAB) - TRI

25 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists and other life scientists planning to work with RNA-Seq data for differential gene expression. No prior bioinformatics knowledge is required. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 30 AUGUST, NOON.

Variant detection using Galaxy (QFAB) - TRI

26 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
For biologists and other life scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data for small variant detection. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 30 AUGUST, NOON.

Metagenomics Using Galaxy (QFAB) - TRI

27 September 2019 9:00am5:00pm
For biologists and other life scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data from 16S metagenomic samples. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 30 AUGUST, NOON.

Expressions of Interest: Qualitative Research Workshops

31 October 2019 9:45am4:30pm
Expressions of interest are open for the workshops which, along with the two advertised lectures, comprise a full qualitative research day with Professor Silverman. If selected for the workshop, you may also apply to meet David for one-on-one consultations. Places are very limited so click on the button to fill up the Expression of Interest now! EOIs close on 1 September.

Qualitative Research - Establishing credibility (Lecture 1)

31 October 2019 10:00am11:45am
The highly popular lecture series by Professor David Silverman is back! This is the first of two lectures by Professor Silverman regarding how to 'do' research.

Qualitative Research - Analysing qualitative data: instances or sequences (Lecture 2)

31 October 2019 2:00pm3:15pm
The highly popular lecture series by Professor David Silverman is back! This is the second of two lectures by Professor Silverman regarding how to 'do' research.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers

1 November 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. REGISTRATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6 TO 8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Exploring and predicting using linear regression in R (QFAB) - TRI

22 August 2019 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will provide attendees with a friendly, gentle introduction to the theory behind linear regressions in R. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 1 AUGUST, NOON.

Genome assembly using command line (QFAB)

20 August 2019 9:00am21 August 2019 5:00pm
Recommended for biologists and bioinformaticians interested in genome sequencing and the assembly process. Ability to use command-line interface (CLI) commands is required. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 1 AUGUST, NOON.

Assembly of long-read sequencing (QFAB) - TRI

12 August 2019 9:00am13 August 2019 5:00pm
Recommended for biologists and other life scientists planning to work with long-read (PacBio) next-generation sequencing data for genome assembly. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 1 JULY, NOON.

Clinical data capture and management with REDcap (QFAB) - Herston

16 July 2019 9:00am5:00pm
For clinical, translational and health service researchers, health service managers, research managers and others wanting to learn about the capabilities of REDCap - a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. No prior experience with REDCap is necessary.

Working with sensitive data (QFAB) - Herston

9 July 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for clinical and translational researchers, research assistants, research managers and others wanting to learn about frameworks and practical approaches to working with sensitive data in health including data sharing and de-identification.

Digital Researcher Showcase: Keynote

21 May 2019 2:00pm4:00pm
Listen to the keynote speech by Professor Bronwyn Harch, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) as part of the Digital Researcher Showcase. See Registration link to register.

Graduate Digital Research Fellowship - Expression of interest

7 May 2019 3:00pm15 June 2019 4:00pm
This year-long program is designed to prepare research students for academic or non-academic careers in digital scholarship.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers

26 April 2019 1:00pm3:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

edX's R and Python workshops (Online)

1 January 2019 9:00am
Beginners to advanced level online courses are available from our MOOC platform, edX (which we partner with well-known institutions all around the world). A large variety of offerings are available throughout the year in self-paced or paced modes. Clicking on the Register link will bring you to a search of available R courses.

Library's data visualisation workshops

1 January 2019 12:30am
The Library runs various workshops on data visualisation across the year. Popular sessiosn include NVivo, Excel, OpenRefine, 3D modelling, and Infographics. Clicking the Register button will show you all upcoming sessions.

Library's R and Python workshops

1 January 2019 12:30am
The Library (formerly the Centre for Digital Scholarships) runs regular workshops across the year.

Library's Research Data Management best practice sessions

1 January 2019 12:30am
The Library runs several data management sessions including on UQRDM across the year.

Research methods courses: August - December

3 December 2017 9:00am10 December 2017 5:00pm
Learn from the research methods gurus at UQ.