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Research Camp for Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and Grad Students

Created by the Dal Libraries with support from the Writing Centre. Literature reviews, library research, information management and more.

Certificates

Complete modules or attend online sessions in the 2024-2025 Dalhousie Libraries Research Summer Camp to earn certificates!

How do I earn certificates? Participants earn a badge for each module or session they complete or attend. Badges accumulate toward certificates, which are automatically generated in Brightspace when you complete the required modules. 

Research Summer Camp certificates

The following modules must be completed to earn the Core Skills certificate:

  • Library research 101 (module)
  • Researching for the literature review (live session or recording)
  • Writing the literature review (live session or recording)
  • Writing grant proposals (live session or recording)
  • Managing big writing projects (live session or recording)
  • Using source material in writing (live session or recording)
  • Citation management with Zotero (live session or recording)
  • Copyright: Your rights & responsibilities as a user (module)

The following modules must be completed to earn the Mini-Program certificate:

  • Library research 101 (module)
  • Researching for the literature review (live session or recording)
  • Writing the literature review (live session or recording)
  • Writing grant proposals (live session or recording)
  • Managing big writing projects (live session or recording)
  • Using source material in writing (live session or recording)
  • Citation management with Zotero (live session or recording)
  • Copyright: Your rights & responsibilities as a user (module)
  • At least one Subject Searching module

The following modules must be completed to earn the Full Program certificate:

  • Library research 101 (module)
  • Researching for the literature review (live session or recording)
  • Writing the literature review (live session or recording)
  • Writing grant proposals (live session or recording)
  • Managing big writing projects (live session or recording)
  • Using source material in writing (live session or recording)
  • Citation management with Zotero (live session or recording)
  • Copyright: Your rights & responsibilities as a user (module)
  • At least one Subject Searching module
  • Research data management basics (module)
  • The dos and don'ts of preparing a strong ethics proposal (module)
  • Evidence synthesis (module)
  • Advanced searching for comprehensive reviews (module)
  • Publishing an article (live session or module)
  • Introduction to conference posters (module)
  • Copyright: Your rights & responsibilities as a creator (module)

The following modules must be completed to earn the Writing & Publishing certificate:

  • Writing the literature review (live session or recording)
  • Writing grant proposals (live session or recording) 
  • Managing big writing projects (live session or recording)
  • Using source material in writing (live session or recording)
  • Publishing an article (live session or recording)
  • Copyright: Your rights & responsibilities as a creator (module)

The following modules must be completed to earn the Excel certificate:

  • Excel 1: Easy Excel (live session or recording)
  • Excel 2: Data visualization and Excel pivot charts (live session or recording)
  • Excel 3: Excel experts (live session or recording)
  • Excel 4: Macros (live session or recording)

The following modules must be completed to earn the Evidence Synthesis certificate:

  • Evidence synthesis (module)
  • Advanced searching for comprehensive reviews (module)

The following modules must be completed to earn the Copyright certificate:

  • Copyright: Your rights & responsibilities as a user (module)
  • Copyright: Your rights & responsibilities as a creator (module)