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Skills Training Courses: Research Skills

Our research courses range from best practice for planning, designing and carrying out research to the use of specific research technology for the medical sciences. You can access other course categories from the Courses by topic page, and find supporting material on our Resources page. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us.

OTHER Research Skills Courses 

This section lists other relevant research skills courses delivered elsewhere in the University and other MSD research skills courses running in other terms.

Statistics: designing clinical research and biostatistics, 7-8 June 2022. This one and a half day training course from ITLC and NDORMS will help you develop core statistical skills for interpreting clinical and epidemiological data.

Observational research: Introduction to epidemiology, real-world data, prognostic models, machine learning, and health economics

The MPLS HT22 training brochure is available to download here. Please check to make sure any courses of interest are relevant and open to MSD postgraduate researchers before you book.

The Bodleian iSkills workshops develop your skills in information discovery and scholarly communications, covering a variety of resources across a wide range of disciplines. They are primarily aimed at University of Oxford students and staff and, for particular workshops, Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) staff. Further information can be found here.

Teaching materials from the Oxford-Berlin open research summer school 2021. You can access lecture slides, recordings and workshop repositories on a range of issues relating to reproducible research here.

The MSD Researcher's Toolkit has been relaunched! To access information on events and networks, funding, public and policy engagement, research skills and training, translation and innovation, and other resources, click here.

UK Equator Network's online lightning workshops cover all aspects of writing and publishing your academic research. Further details and booking information can be found on this link.

Places are available on Graduate School Training programme courses run by the Department for Continuing Education. Please check details and availability by contacting

Sign up to the BDI Training list:

Want to know about big data/health data science training events and opportunities at the BDI? Then join the Big Data Institute Training list, managed by the BDI Training and Development Officer, Sarah Laseke. Email Sarah to sign up at 

Reproducible Research Oxford workshops cover all open research practices such as preregistration, data management and FAIR sharing, reproducible workflows, and more! Check recurring training on the RROx website, and subscribe to the RROx mailing to hear about the latest opportunities.

Careers Service:

Workshops and events for Research Students and Staff, now available as a web page at and via the Researcher landing page ( on the main Careers Service website. This page will regularly updated, and researchers are advised to check the page for the most recent version of the schedule.

We would also like to remind researchers that our online programme of bespoke careers support for research students and research staff continues

Academic English at the Language Centre - the term time courses help international students and staff improve their academic written and spoken communication. They are taught by specialists in Academic English to meet the needs of international students and staff at the University of Oxford. 


Visit IT Learning Centre's LinkedIn Learning (previously known as for a huge range of online video-based courses. It is available to use for free for all University members who have Single Sign On credentials.