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.
Upcoming Research Skills courses
Thursday, 08 October 2020 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 3pm - 6pm
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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.
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.
Wednesday, 19 January 2022 to Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 9.30am - 1pm
***This course is fully booked*** This interactive online MSD Skills training course is aimed at MSD postgraduate research students and staff with minimal or no programming experience who want to perform basic data analysis in R and get familiar with programming environment.
Friday, 21 January 2022 to Friday, 28 January 2022, 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.
Monday, 31 January 2022 to Friday, 04 February 2022, 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.
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.
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.
The 2021 WIMM DPhil Course: this is compulsory for all new MRC DPhil WIMM students, but is also open to other MSD DPhil students. Details are available via this link, provided you are using the University VPN.
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 available on Graduate School Training programme courses run by the Department for Continuing Education. Please check details and availability using this link.
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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.
Workshops and events for Research Students and Staff, now available as a web page at https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/careers-events-researchers/ and via the Researcher landing page (www.careers.ox.ac.uk/researchers) 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 www.careers.ox.ac.uk/researchers/
- Advice pages written for DPhil students and research staff
- More 1:1 advice appointments (by phone)
- Career Design and Development 3-workshop series; Insight into Academia etc; full timetable and booking links here www.careers.ox.ac.uk/careers-events-researchers/
- Inspiring profiles of researcher roles beyond academia via research-careers.org and how to join the team to grow your network
- Oxbridge Early Career Researcher blog earlycareerblog.blogspot.com/ (posts on resilience, transitions, effective CVs and interviewing for academia in particular, and beyond)
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 Lynda.com) 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.