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Research Bootcamp for Research Assistants & Teaching Assistants

Literature reviews, library research, information management and more.

Register for Week 1

Core Skills 1: The research process; Getting started

When: Monday, May 13, 9 – 11am
Where: CHEB 170 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 221; SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for Core Skills 1

Core Skills 2: Researching for the literature review; Writing the literature review

When: Tuesday, May 14, 1 –  4:30pm
Where: Tupper Building 3H01 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 218; SLC Board room (Truro) 

Register for Core Skills 2

Core Skills 3: Citation management; Copyright and the curriculum

When: Thurs. May 16, 1 – 4pm
Where: CHEB 170 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 105; SLC Board room (Truro) 

Register for Core Skills 3

Writing abstracts

When: Friday. May 17, 9 – 10:30am
Where: CHEB 264 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 221; SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for WRITING ABSTRACTS

Writing grants

When: Friday. May 17, 11am – 12:00am
Where: CHEB 264 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 221; SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for WRITING GRANTS

PubMed searching

When: Friday. May 17, 2 – 3:30pm
Where: Online (link to connect will be sent prior to the event)

Register for PUBMED SEARCHING

Register for Week 2

Getting started with data management planning

When: Tuesday. May 21, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Tupper Building Theatre B (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 102; SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for GETTING STARTED WITH DMP

Managing human research data

When: Tuesday. May 21, 3 – 4:00pm
Where: Tupper Building Theatre B (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 102; SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for MANAGING HUMAN RESEARCH DATA

Evidence synthesis

When: Wednesday. May 22, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: CHEB 264 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 218; FCC Meeting room (Truro)

Register for EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS

Gearing up! Key resources in Engineering & Applied Science research

When: Thursday. May 23, 9 – 10:30am
Where: C300, C Building, Sexton Campus

Register for GEARING UP!

Searching for grey literature

When: Thursday. May 23, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Online (link to connect will be sent prior to the event)

Register for SEARCHING FOR GREY LITERATURE

Register for Truro Excel & Data Day: Tuesday, May 28

Excel 1: Easy Excel for beginners (Truro)

When: Tuesday. May 28, 8:30 – 10:30am
Where: Cox 016 (Truro)

Register for EXCEL 1 (Truro)

Excel 2: Data visualization with Excel pivot charts (Truro)

When: Tuesday. May 28, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Cox 016 (Truro)

Register for EXCEL 2 (Truro)

Excel 3: Excel Experts (Truro)

When: Tuesday. May 28, 1 – 3:30pm
Where: Cox 016 (Truro)

Register for EXCEL 3 (Truro)

Finding Canadian data & statistics

When: Tuesday. May 28, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Where: Cox 016 (Truro)

Register for FINDING CANADIAN DATA & STATS (Truro)

Register for Week 3

Humanities resources

When: Monday. May 27, 10 – 11:30am
Where: McCain 2104 (Halifax)

Register for HUMANITIES RESOURCES

Exploring the steps of systematic and scoping reviews using Covidence software

When: Tuesday. May 28, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: CHEB 170 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 218 

Register for USING COVIDENCE SOFTWARE

Excel 1: Easy Excel for beginners (Halifax)

When: Wednesday. May 29, 9 – 11:00am
Where: Rowe 3080 (Halifax)

Register for EXCEL 1 (Halifax)

Beyond PubMed: Exploring other health sciences resources

When: Thursday. May 30, 9 – 10:30am
Where: Online (link to connect will be sent prior to the event)

Register for BEYOND PUBMED

APA citation

When: Thursday. May 30, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Tupper Building Theatre B (Halifax); SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for APA CITATION

Using ebooks to support scholarly research

When: Thursday. May 30, 3 – 4:00pm
Where: Tupper Building Theatre B (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 221; SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for USING EBOOKS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARLY RESEARCH

Intro to conference posters

When: Friday. May 31, 9 – 10:30am
Where: CHEB 264 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 221; SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for INTRO TO CONFERENCE POSTERS

Open access & predatory publishers

When: Friday. May 31, 1 – 2:00pm
Where: CHEB 264 (Halifax); DMNB Saint John 221; SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for OPEN ACCESS & PREDATORY PUBLISHERS

Register for Week 4

Excel 2: Data visualization with Excel pivot charts (Halifax) 

When: Monday. June 3, 9 – 11:00am
Where: McCain 2104 (Halifax)

Register for EXCEL 2

New data holdings at the Atlantic Research Data Centre

When: Tuesday. June 4, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Tupper Building Theatre B (Halifax); SLC Board room (Truro)

Register for NEW DATA HOLDINGS AT THE ARDC

Legal resources for non-law students

When: Wednesday. June 5, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Online (link to connect will be sent prior to the event)

Register for LEGAL RESOURCES FOR NON-LAW STUDENTS

Esri Story Maps

When: Thursday. June 6, 9am – 12:00pm
Where: McCain 2019 (Halifax)

Register for ESRI STORY MAPS

Excel 3: Excel Experts (Halifax)

When: Friday. June 7, 9am – 12:00pm
Where: McCain 2019 (Halifax)

Register for EXCEL 3 (Halifax)

Register for Week 5

Finding Canadian data and statistics

When: Monday. June 10, 9 – 10:30am
Where: McCain 2104 (Halifax)

Register for FINDING CANADIAN DATA & STATS (Halifax)

Data cleaning with OpenRefine

When: Wednesday. June 12, 9 – 11:00am
Where: McCain 2198 (Halifax)

Register for DATA CLEANING WITH OPENREFINE

Introduction to R

When: Thursday. June 13, 9am – 1:00pm
Where: Cox 016 (Truro)

Register for INTRODUCTION TO R

Registration FAQs

Q: How much does Research Bootcamp cost? A: Nothing! The Bootcamp sessions are free.
Q: Who can attend the Research Bootcamp? A: The Bootcamp is geared toward Dalhousie research assistants and teaching assistants. However, it is open to any graduate students at Dalhousie.
Q: Do I have to be a Dal student to attend? A: The Bootcamp is open to Dal students, but faculty are welcome to attend as well!
Q: Can faculty attend the Research Bootcamp? A: Yes!
Q: Who teaches at the Research Bootcamp? A: The sessions are taught by Dalhousie librarians and Writing Centre staff.
Q: I'm an undergraduate student or a law student. Can I attend? A: Yes!