The library runs several workshops across the year to help you visualise your data during analysis. These include:
  • Introduction to NVivo
  • NVivo Pro: Essentials for getting started
  • Using NVivo in systematic review and reviews
  • NVivo Pro: Next steps


  • Excel: Charts
  • Excel: Further Functions: Be introduced to fuctions and learn how to write formulae
  • Excel: Processing Data: Learn functions such as Vlookup, IF, Sort and Filter, PivotTable


  • Infographics: Data visualisation: Learn to create new infographics, customise layouts, edit content using text, images, media, charts and maps; and publish, present and print

3D printing and 3D modelling

  • Introduction to 3D printing and 3D modelling: This session looks into the different ways that anyone can create a 3D model (photogrammetry, 3D scanning, CAD & 3D modelling, MRI/CT Scan conversion) and then delves into 3D printing, and explains how to create the best models for printing at the Library's 3D Printing Services. The session will include a 3D scanning and 3D printing demonstration.


  • OpenRefine: An introduction to dealing with messy data : Learn how to use this powerful tool to deal with inconsistencies in data stored in a tabular format.

Please register directly through Student Hub.

About Research & analysis

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

  • The Library runs courses in data analysis, text analysis, data visualisation, geographical information systems, and 3D modelling. Popular courses include RStudio, NVivo, Python. Visit the Library Training page and look for Software or search in Student Hub for Events. (Only some sessions have been highligted in the CDF calendar below).
  • ISSR Training Courses and Services ($$)
  • 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