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Research Bootcamp for Research Assistants & Teaching Assistants

Literature reviews, library research, information management and more.

Online Registration

Registration for Research Bootcamp 2020 opens April 30, 2020 at 12 pm

This year, Research Bootcamp is completely online. The program includes 7 units, each with its own set of modules. Participants can pick and choose to complete modules that are of interest to them. 

Please note, by registering for one module, participants are automatically registered for all modules. This means you only have to register once to get access to the complete program. Participants will be notified by email when new modules have been posted to Brightspace.

Check out the Module Overviews page for more details about each unit.

Register: Core Skills modules

Core Skills 1: Getting started with research

Available on Brightspace: May 25, 2020

Registration closed.

Core Skills 2: Researching for the literature review

Available on Brightspace: May 25, 2020 
Registration closed.

Core Skills 2: Writing the literature review

Available on Brightspace: May 25, 2020

Registration closed.

Core Skills 3: Citation management

Available on Brightspace: June 1, 2020

REGISTER for Core Skills 3: Citation management

Core Skills 3: Copyright & the curriculum

Available on Brightspace: June 1, 2020

REGISTER for Core Skills 3: Copyright & curriculum

Register: Subject Searching modules

Searching PubMed

Available on Brightspace: June 8, 2020

REGISTER for Searching PubMed

Searching for grey literature

Available on Brightspace: June 8, 2020

REGISTER for Searching for grey literature

Humanities resources

Available on Brightspace: June 8, 2020

REGISTER for Humanities resources

Beyond PubMed

Available on Brightspace: June 8, 2020

REGISTER for Beyond PubMed

Legal resources for non-law students

Available on Brightspace: June 8, 2020

REGISTER for Legal resources for non-law students

Finding Canadian data and statistics

Available on Brightspace: June 8, 2020

REGISTER for Finding Canadian data & stats

Register: Managing Research Data modules

Getting started with data management planning

Available on Brightspace: June 15, 2020

REGISTER for Getting started with data management planning

Easy Excel for beginners

Available on Brightspace: June 15, 2020

REGISTER for Easy Excel for beginners

Register: Research Synthesis Methods modules

Evidence Synthesis

Available on Brightspace: June 22, 2020

REGISTER for Evidence synthesis

Exploring the steps of systematic and scoping reviews using Covidence software

Available on Brightspace: June 22, 2020

REGISTER for Systematic and scoping reviews using Covidence software

Register: Presenting & Publishing Research modules

Intro to conference posters

Available on Brightspace: June 29, 2020

REGISTER for Intro to conference posters

Open Access & predatory publishers

Available on Brightspace: June 29, 2020

REGISTER for Open Access and predatory publishers

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! 
Q: Can Dalhousie staff attend? A: Yes!