Research skills can be technical in nature, for example, working with specific methodologies or data analysis techniques. Other skills are specific to the requirements of preparing and submitting your thesis, and still others relate to the ethical requirements and responsibilities of conducting and disseminating your research. The opportunities provided through the Career Development Framework address the latter two types of research skills; those that will ensure that you conduct and share your research ethically, and those that will assist you through the research experience including preparation and submission of your thesis.

The Graduate School works with a range of esteemed providers who are the best in their fields to deliver sessions that draw from diverse disciplines and expertise. These providers include:

UQ Library Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)

Categories that focus on the development of research skills include:

Multiple UQRDM sessions for researchers and research students

14 February 2024 10:00am31 December 2024 10:15am
These sessions are run by the Library and will aid candidates in navigating the UQRDM.

Advanced literature searching [webinar]

6 March 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn how to use and navigate the UQ Library search engine. Learn strategies to find and identify what you’re looking for, and like a skilled investigator, identify and track down promising additional material. This session is targeted at new HDR students who have little experience with Library searching.

Research ethics: Human [webinar]

7 March 2024 10:00am11:30am
At UQ, you MUST have Ethics approval BEFORE conducting Human research! Human Research is research conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue.

Introduction to systematic reviews [webinar]

12 March 2024 1:00pm2:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

What DO examiners want? [St Lucia]

18 March 2024 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? This workshop is also available in the webinar delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Research integrity in HDR training (student only session) [webinar]

10 April 2024 10:00am11:30am
Learn about research integrity policies, advisors' and candidates' main obligations through a discussive, interactive session using real life scenarios. [This workshop differs from the mandatory online Research Integrity module which must still be completed as part of the Early Candidature Checkpoint.]

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [St Lucia]

11 April 2024 10:00am1:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

11 June 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Research ethics: Animal [webinar]

15 February 2024 10:00am11:00am
At UQ, animals are used for various scientific purposes in both research and teaching, including; laboratory research, teaching, veterinary science, companion and production animal settings, and in the wild (be it terrestrial or marine).

Genome annotation with Apollo [webinar]

30 November 2023 9:00am12:30pm
Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. Apollo is a popular tool for facilitating real-time collaborative, manual curation and genome annotation editing. In this workshop we will learn how to use Apollo to refine genome annotations. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 30 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

Analysing qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

30 November 2023 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about analysing qualitative data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 3 NOVEMBER AT NOON.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

29 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM

Predicting Binary Outcomes using Logistic Regression (QCIF) [webinar]

28 November 2023 9:00am12:30pm
The course will cover the principles of logistic regression and includes practical sessions getting hands-on experience of logistic regression in R. You will require prior expertise in R and a basic familiarity with statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis to attend. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 28 SEPTEMBER AT NOON.

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) [webinar]

20 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
This course is intended for HDR students who are new to working with quantitative data, or would like to refresh the basics. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Statistical comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

17 November 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will help participants to choose and use the appropriate standard statistical test for their data by introducing key concepts of inferential statistics in SPSS. Participants will learn how to compute and interpret hypothesis tests for popular statistical models such as correlation, contingency tables, chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA. Prior knowledge of SPSS is required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 17 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) [webinar]

16 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
This course is intended for HDR students who are new to working with quantitative data, or would like to refresh the basics. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

15 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about this common method. The session focusses on the considerations of creating a survey. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Writing a confirmation document [Gatton]

13 November 2023 1:00pm2:30pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This workshop is also available as a webinar. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Introduction to HPC (QCIF) [webinar]

13 November 2023 9:00am1:00pm
This interactive workshop will introduce you to HPC. You *must* have access to an HPC cluster to attend the course; basic experience with Unix or Linux is highly recommended. REGISTATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 13 SEPTEMBER AT 12 PM.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

6 November 2023 9:00am9 November 2023 12:30pm
An introduction to R for non-programmers using gapminder data (Combines the former workshops Intro to R and Advanced R). Please do not sign up unless you are able to fully attend all four mornings.

Long-read assembly using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

1 November 2023 9:00am1:00pm
Explore how long and short read data can be combined to produce a high-quality ‘finished’ bacterial genome sequence. Termed ‘hybrid assembly’, we will use read data produced from two different sequencing platforms, Illumina (short read) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies (long read), to carry out de novo genome assembly. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 1 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

31 October 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to the widely-used SPSS statistical analysis package. Participants will learn how to import, manage and transform datasets, and how to summarise and present data. The workshop will also include a basic introduction to statistical testing using SPSS. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 31 AUGUST AT 12PM.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

23 October 2023 9:00am26 October 2023 12:30pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for the four half-days (morning) interactive workshop unless you are able to attend all four morning sessions in full.

Exploring and predicting using linear regression in SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

19 October 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on SPSS workshop introduces principles and methods of regression models using SPSS, and how to interpret relationships between variables. It covers basic principles of regression methods through to interpreting the output of statistical analyses. Prior expertise with SPSS is required. Participants are also expected to have a basic familiarity with the concepts of descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 19 AUGUST AT 12PM

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

18 October 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will introduce the specific skills and applications used in the analysis of RNA-Seq gene expression data.

Intro to the Unix Shell (QCIF) [webinar]

16 October 2023 9:00am17 October 2023 12:30pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to automate processes or use ‘command line’ research software, including using high performance and parallel computing facilities. No previous Unix or command line experience is required. Please do not sign up unless you are willing to attend both morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 16 AUGUST AT 12PM

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis using R (QCIF) [webinar]

4 October 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This interactive online workshop deals with longitudinal data and its analysis. Participants MUST know R and be familiar with the concepts of statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 4 AUGUST AT 12 PM.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

25 September 2023 9:00am28 September 2023 12:30pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for the four half-days (morning) interactive workshop unless you are able to attend all four morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 25 JULY.

Containers for Reproducible Computational Environments (QCIF) [webinar]

21 September 2023 9:00am12:30pm
Anyone interested in finding out more about containers and learning how to run research software from containers. Basic experience with Unix or Linux is required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 21 JULY AT 12PM.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

20 September 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on practical workshop is an introduction to next generation sequencing technologies and how they work, providers, common bioinformatics workflows, standardised file types, quality control and an introduction to Galaxy Australia.

Exploring and predicting using linear regression in R (QCIF) [webinar]

19 September 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This highly interactive online workshop will provide attendees with a friendly, gentle introduction to the theory behind linear regressions in R. Prior experience with R and the RStudio interface is required, as well as familiarity with the concepts of descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 19 JULY AT 12PM.

Statistical comparisons using R (QCIF) [webinar]

15 September 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to choose and use the appropriate statistical test for their data by introducing key concepts of inferential statistics in R. Prior knowledge of R is required.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

11 September 2023 9:00am14 September 2023 12:30pm
An introduction to R for non-programmers using gapminder data (Combines the former workshops Intro to R and Advanced R). Please do not sign up unless you are able to fully attend all four mornings. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 11 JULY AT NOON.

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