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:

Sensitive data management (QCIF) [webinar]

4 July 2022 9:00am11:00am
This workshop uses practical and discussion-based training to guide researchers about identifying what constitutes sensitive data, the risks of working with sensitive data, and how to appropriately manage those risks. The workshop is particularly relevant for clinical, environmental, and ecological researchers, but is applicable to all fields of research. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 24 APRIL AT NOON.

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

5 July 2022 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.

NEW Version control with Git (QCIF) [webinar]

11 July 2022 9:00am12:30pm
Version control is the lab notebook of the digital world. learn how you can record and trace every change made to a document, be it software code or a thesis. Prior knowledge of UNIX/Linux command line is REQUIRED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 11 MAY AT NOON.

Statistics for comparisons using R

14 July 2022 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 14 May AT 12PM.

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

20 July 2022 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 WILL OPEN ON 20 MAY AT NOON.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF)

21 July 2022 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 21 MAY AT 12 NOON.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

25 July 2022 9:00am28 July 2022 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 25 MAY AT NOON.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis using R [webinar]

2 August 2022 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 WILL OPEN ON 2 JUNE at NOON.

Reproducible computational environments using containers (QCIF) [webinar]

5 August 2022 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 5 JUNE 2022 AT 12PM.

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

8 August 2022 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 13 MARCH AT NOON.

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Metagenomics Using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

15 June 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will cover the concepts of 16S bacterial metagenomics analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 APRIL AT 12PM

[NEW] Analysing qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

14 June 2022 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about analysing qualitative data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 31 MAR AT NOON.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

9 June 2022 12:00pm3:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 9 APR AT 12PM.

[R&I] Conducting Indigenous research: Ethical and integrity complexities [St Lucia]

8 June 2022 10:30am12:00pm
This forum will promote and discuss ethical considerations and requirements when conducting Indigenous research

Introduction to Regression modelling (ISSR) [webinar]

2 June 2022 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about simple and multiple regression models. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 2 APR AT 12PM.

NEW Single-cell RNA Seq analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

17 May 2022 9:00am10:00am
This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of single-cell RNA-Seq analysis, using the Galaxy platform. Starting from a table of gene counts we will evaluate, filter, annotate and visualise the data. We will also cover clustering, cell type identification and differential expression. No prior experience with Galaxy required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 17 MAR AT NOON.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

12 May 2022 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 12 MARCH AT 12PM.

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

5 May 2022 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 5 March AT NOON.

Introduction to longitudinal data analysis (ISSR) [webinar]

27 April 2022 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about longitudinal data analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 27 FEB AT 12PM.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

26 April 2022 9:00am29 April 2022 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 26 to 29 April. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 26 FEBRUARY AT NOON.

NEW Genome annotation with Apollo

21 April 2022 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 OPENS 25 FEB at NOON.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

20 April 2022 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 20 FEB AT 12PM

Statistics for comparisons using R (QCIF) [webinar]

12 April 2022 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 12 MARCH AT 12PM.

Introduction to Unix (QCIF) [webinar]

11 April 2022 9:00am12 April 2022 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 18 FEB AT NOON.

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

6 April 2022 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 WILL OPEN ON 6 MARCH at NOON.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

28 March 2022 9:00am31 March 2022 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 28 FEB AT NOON.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

23 March 2022 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 14 FEB AT NOON.

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

9 March 2022 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.

HASS Research: Open data and new statistics

5 October 2021 1:00pm4:00pm
This workshop will help to situate researchers into the emerging expectations associated with the Open Science movement.

HASS Research: Archival research

5 October 2021 9:00am12:00pm
This workshop shows you how to approach archives and their various categories, organising principles, finding aids, and procedures.

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.

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