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Links to online Statistics courses

Career Development Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Thursday, 01 October 2020 to Friday, 31 December 2021, 12am - 1am

MSD Skills are unable to provide our 'Introduction to statistics' training until we return to classroom teaching, but we have listed some alternative online statistics resources here.

Advancing Teaching and Learning Programme

Career Development Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Thursday, 08 October 2020 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 3pm - 6pm

Ready to develop your teaching skills at Oxford? The Advancing Teaching and Learning Programme leading to the award of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is now open to staff who meet the application criteria.

Writing a thesis - two part online course

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 14 December 2020 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 9am - 9am

This interactive online MSD Skills training course complements 'Viva preparation' and is designed for those in the final or second to last year of their DPhil who are preparing to write their thesis. Part 1 has to be completed in Canvas before booking links for the optional live sessions are made available.

Writing a transfer report - two part online course

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 14 December 2020 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 9am - 9am

This interactive online MSD Skills training course complements 'Transfer of status' and is most suitable for first-year DPhil students in their second or third term who are preparing to write their transfer report. First term DPhil students may find many of the exercises are not yet helpful. Part 1 has to be completed in Canvas before booking links for the optional live sessions are made available.

Oxford-Berlin Summer School on Open Research

Research Skills

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 to Saturday, 31 July 2021, 9am - 6pm

This online course organised by Reproducible Research Oxford is aimed at early career researchers new to open research who want to learn how to create reproducible workflows, how to share research outputs (publications, data, code) for reusability, and how to perform reliable, ethical, and inclusive research.

MSD PLTO changes

Career Development Communication Skills Teaching Skills

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 12am - 12pm

MSD’s Preparing for Learning and Teaching at Oxford (PLTO) is changing! You will have the choice of attending specific teaching streams – ‘Taught Masters’, ‘Tutorials’, and ‘Supervision’. We are currently making the changes and plan to open booking in mid-September.

How to work with your supervisor ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 08 October 2021, 10am to 12.30pm

This interactive online session is suitable for MSD first year DPhil students (and some MSD MSc students).

Analysing biological data by model fitting in GraphPad Prism ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 11 October 2021, 9.30am to 12pm

The course is suitable for all MSD postgraduate research students and early career researchers wanting to analyse and compare their biological data using model fitting. No prior statistical knowledge is required.

Planning, designing and critically appraising clinical research ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 to Friday, 15 October 2021, 1pm - 4pm

This live interactive online course consisting of two three hour sessions is suitable for all MSD postgraduate research students looking to plan and conduct plan and conduct reproducible clinical research projects.

Primary qualitative research made simple ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 15 October 2021 to Friday, 22 October 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

Online interactive two day course suitable for Medical Sciences Division researchers who want to learn more about qualitative research with a view to conducting a qualitative research study. This course contains pre-work you will need to complete before each live session.

Transfer of status ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 18 October 2021, 10am to 12.30pm

This 2.5 hours interactive online MSD Skills training course is suitable for first year DPhil/MSc research students preparing for their first milestone; transfer of status.

Writing a thesis live session ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 18 October 2021, 2pm to 3.30pm

This is an optional live session for MSD DPhil students, complementing the online self-directed course ‘Writing a thesis’ in Canvas. This two-part course is designed for those in the final or second-to-last year of their DPhil who are preparing to write their thesis.

Preparation for a successful final DPhil viva ONLINE

Research Skills

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 10am to 12.30pm

This interactive online MSD Skills training course is most suitable for those in their third or fourth year of their DPhil preparing for their viva, NOT for transfer viva or MSc taught student.

Writing a transfer report live session ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10am to 11.30am

This is an optional live session for MSD DPhil students, complementing the online self-directed course ‘Writing a transfer report’ in Canvas. This two-part course is designed for DPhil students who are preparing to write their transfer report (usually second or third term of the first year).

Fiji/ImageJ analysis course ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 25 October 2021 to Friday, 29 October 2021, 9.30am - 12pm

This four half day online interactive sessions are suitable for all MSD postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers involved with bright field and fluorescence microscopy.

Transfer of status ONLINE

Research Skills

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 10am to 12.30pm

This 2.5 hours interactive online MSD Skills training course is suitable for first year DPhil/MSc research students preparing for their first milestone; transfer of status.

Experimental Design and Statistics in Preclinical Research: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2 day ONLINE

Research Skills

Tuesday, 02 November 2021 to Thursday, 04 November 2021, 2pm - 4.30pm

This interactive online MSD Skills training course is for MSD postgraduate research students and early career researchers wanting to understand the issues underpinning good experimental design, the bedrock of reproducible science.

Preparation for a successful final DPhil viva ONLINE

Research Skills

Thursday, 04 November 2021, 10am to 12.30pm

This interactive online MSD Skills training course is most suitable for those in their third or fourth year of their DPhil preparing for their viva, NOT for transfer viva or MSc taught students.

Writing a thesis live session ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills

Friday, 05 November 2021, 10am to 11.30am

This is an optional live session for MSD DPhil students, complementing the online self-directed course ‘Writing a thesis’ in Canvas. This two-part course is designed for those in the final or second-to-last year of their DPhil who are preparing to write their thesis.

How and why to undertake a systematic review ONLINE

Research Skills

Tuesday, 09 November 2021, 10am to 12pm

This online course is for MSD researchers and covers the principles of performing a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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