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:

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

Further, HASS has launched their HASS Research HDR Training Workshops from April to October 2021. These workshops cover many topics and include publishing, methods and data analysis, and writing. Although targeted at HASS HDR students, the workshops are open to any UQ HDR student who might want to attend.

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Categories that focus on the development of research skills include:

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

21 June 2021 9:00am24 June 2021 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 17 MAY AT NOON.

NEW! Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

25 June 2021 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 OPENS ON 25 MAY AT NOON.

Data story-telling (QCIF) [webinar]

30 June 2021 1:30pm3:30pm
This workshop focuses on developing your data storytelling skills, using practical hands-on sessions that combine the three elements of data, visuals and narrative to construct a meaningful and memorable story about your research. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 30 MAY AT NOON.

Statistics for comparisons using R (QCIF) [webinar]

6 July 2021 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 6 JUNE AT 12PM.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

19 July 2021 9:00am22 July 2021 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 from 19 to 22 July. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 JUNE AT NOON.

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

23 July 2021 10:00am5:00pm
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. REGISTRATIONS IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 23 JUNE AT NOON.

Research ethics : Animal [webinar]

13 August 2021 9:30am11:00am
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).

Research ethics: Human [webinar]

17 August 2021 10:00am12:00pm
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

18 August 2021 9:00am1:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 18 JUNE AT 12PM

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

25 August 2021 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 WILL OPEN ON 25 JULY AT NOON.

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Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

10 June 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Introduction to longitudinal data analysis (ISSR) [webinar]

11 May 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about longitudinal data analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 11 MARCH AT 12PM.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF)

10 May 2021 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 29 APRIL AT 12 NOON.

Writing a confirmation document - Gatton

5 May 2021 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Introduction to Regression modelling (ISSR) [webinar]

22 April 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about simple and multiple regression models. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 22 FEB AT 12PM.

[NEW!] Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

9 April 2021 9:00am5:00pm
Participants will learn how to compute, report, and interpret hypothesis tests for popular statistical models such as correlation, contingency tables, chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA. Knowledge of SPSS is required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 9 MARCH AT NOON.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [webinar]

8 April 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

31 March 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will introduce the specific skills and applications used in the analysis of RNA-Seq gene expression data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 18 MARCH AT NOON.

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

9 November 2020 1:00pm3:00pm
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 Confirmation milestone.]

An evening with David Silverman: Qualitative research for social impact [special evening webinar]

28 October 2020 7:30pm9:00pm
Qualitative researchers are more likely to convince policymakers and practitioners when they employ rigorous data analysis to study behavior using naturalistic data. This special lecture continues the annual Qualitative Research series but has been adapted for COVID (hence the evening schedule for timezone differences).

Open Access Week 2020- UQ Library

19 October 2020 10:00am11:00am
ORCiD, Compliance, Grants, Peer Review, Overleaf, CHORUS & more! Open access week from 19 to 23 October.

Introduction to Unix (QCIF) [webinar]

14 October 2020 9:00am5:00pm
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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 14 SEP AT NOON.

Clinical data capture and management with REDcap (QCIF) [webinar]

18 September 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop provides an introduction to REDCap for the development and management of registries and surveys through hands on exercises. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 18 AUGUST at NOON.

Data manipulation and visualisation in R (QCIF special) [webinar]

15 September 2020 9:30am16 September 2020 12:30pm
HOT DEAL OF THE WEEK! We've just received notice about this two*half day (morning) workshop which is a once-off special. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results. Attendees must have a good knowledge of the basic concepts and techniques of R and previous experience working in RStudio. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 7 SEP AT NOON.

Expert panel: Adjusting research plans [special webinar]

18 August 2020 1:00pm3:00pm
COVID-19 has seen many researchers across all disciplines impacted. They are now working to modify and adjust plans to maintain the continuity of their projects.

Metagenomics Using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

11 August 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will cover the concepts of 16S bacterial metagenomics analysis. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 11 JULY, NOON.

Genome assembly using Galaxy (QCIF)

9 June 2020 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 8 MAY, NOON.

Writing a confirmation document [webinar]

9 December 2019 10:30am12:30pm
This workshop outlines the key purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This is a webinar so registration closes on 2 December 2019 at noon and you will be sent the webinar link thereafter.

Introduction to multilevel modelling (ISSR) - Long Pocket

4 December 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Learn about multilevel modelling.

Assembly of long-read sequencing (QCIF)

12 November 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists and other life scientists planning to work with long-read (PacBio) next-generation sequencing data for genome assembly. Knowledge of R is essential. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 15 OCTOBER 2019, NOON.

Library's Open Access Week

15 October 2019 9:15am21 October 2019 4:15pm
Join us during global Open Access Week, 21-27 October, to consider some of the issues around open access and open data and implications for the university research community.

Variant detection using Galaxy (QCIF)

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.

Genome assembly using command line (QCIF)

28 August 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists and bioinformaticians interested in genome sequencing and the assembly process. Ability to use command-line interface (CLI) commands is required.

Digital Researcher Showcase

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.