Research skills are 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:

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

Categories that focus on the development of research skills include:

Hypothesis testing using R (QCIF)

12 March 2020 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 IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 10 FEB AT NOON.

[NEW] Introduction to systematic reviews (webinar)

20 March 2020 10:00am11:00am
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies. Closing date for registration is 13 March 2020, noon.

[NEW] Plotting and programming in Python (QCIF)

23 March 2020 9:00am24 March 2020 5:00pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for this 2-day workshop unless you are able to attend both days. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 17 FEB 2020 AT NOON.

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

3 April 2020 9:00am4:30pm
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 statistical or computing knowledge is necessary. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 6 MARCH at NOON.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF)

6 April 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on 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 9 MARCH AT NOON.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload

15 April 2020 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]

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF)

30 April 2020 9:00am1 May 2020 5:00pm
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 for this 2-day workshop unless you are able to attend both days. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 2 APRIL AT 12 NOON.

Exploring and predicting using linear regression in R (QCIF)

11 May 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This 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 9 APRIL at NOON.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis in R (QCIF)

11 June 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This 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 WILL OPEN ON 11 MAY at NOON.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers

11 June 2020 9:30am11:30am
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

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NGS - How data generation impacts bioinformatics (QCIF)

17 February 2020 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists, other life scientists and computer scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 JANUARY AT 12 NOON.

Research ethics: Animal

5 February 2020 10:00am11:30am
All UQ researchers, teaching staff and students using live non-human vertebrates, cephalopods or crustaceans (if working interstate) require approval from an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) prior to commencing any animal work.

Writing a confirmation document - Herston

28 January 2020 11:30am1:00pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Research ethics: Human

20 January 2020 10:00am11:30am
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

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.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) - Long Pocket

5 December 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study.

Introduction to multilevel modelling (ISSR) - Long Pocket

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

Introduction to Regression modelling (ISSR) - Long Pocket

3 December 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Learn about regression modelling.

Introduction to longitudinal data analysis (ISSR) - Long Pocket

2 December 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Learn about longitudinal data analysis.

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) - Long Pocket

29 November 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Learn about quantitative data in order to inform your research design decisions.

Research integrity in HDR training (student only session)

25 November 2019 10:00am12:00pm
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.]

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.

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.

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.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) - Long Pocket

29 October 2019 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about the common qualitative methods.

Collecting quantitative data (ISSR) - Long Pocket

28 October 2019 1:00pm5:00pm
Learn about the common quantitative methods.

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.

Metagenomics Using Galaxy (QCIF)

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.

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 Galaxy (QCIF)

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.

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.

Creating a structured thesis (CaST)

17 July 2019 9:30am12:30pm
One of our most popular sessions - a practical guide to designing complex documents, in particular your thesis.

Writing a confirmation document - Gatton

11 July 2019 1:00pm2:30pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

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.

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