Research skills training

Update your research skills with a range of training and information sessions and online resources. Discover the Library's full range of research skills workshops and seminars.


IFN001: Advanced Information Research Skills (AIRS)

IFN001: Advanced Information Research Skills (AIRS) is a research skills unit for researchers. Designed specifically to meet the needs of higher degree research (doctoral) students preparing their Stage 2 research proposal, IFN001: AIRS helps you to research faster and smarter.


Introduction to systematic reviews

In this session you will learn about systematic reviews and how they are developed.

Held once a semester.

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Managing research data

Data Management Planning Tool Clinic

In this workshop, you will learn about the Data Management Planning Tool, which helps you prepare your data management plans (DMPs). A DMP will specify details of your research data including: ownership of the data, where it is or will be stored, how it will be managed, and details of version-control and file-naming.

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Managing research data

Offers information about data management planning, data sharing and options for research data storage, in particular looking at QUT's Data Management Guidelines and outlining available tools and services offered by the library and HPC (High Performance Computing).

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Reference management

EndNote Essentials

EndNote Essentials helps you to develop the skills to create and manage EndNote libraries, insert citations into MS Word documents, and format bibliographies.

Scholarly publishing

Authorship and Publication

The Authorship and Publication course aims to provide you with a broad conceptual map of the world of publication - helping you to navigate the complex world of academic publishing.

The course is jointly produced by QUT Library and the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI).

Copyrights & Copywrongs for Researchers

The session provides an introduction to the copyright issues that arise in relation to academic publishing. Session topics include a brief overview of copyright, publishing agreements and strategies for retaining some important rights when publishing.

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Tracking research impact

Citation tracking makes it possible to understand the impact of a particular work (journal article, conference paper, book) as indicated by citations by other scholars. While citation metrics and webometrics are increasingly used to track research impact and demonstrate influence of research, citation and publishing patterns vary between disciplines. These sessions demonstrate a range of tools and methods used to demonstrate impact.

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QUT ePrints

An introduction to QUT ePrints including how to use the system and benefits to open access.

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Social Media to Promote Research

Promoting your research via social media tools to increase downloads and potential impact.

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Where to publish and what to consider

An overview of where to publish and the many factors you should consider including peer review and publishing models.

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Build your researcher profile

This session looks at the things you can do, and the tools you can use to increase the visibility of your academic activity and improve your online profile. It covers suggestions for the best things researchers can do in this fast evolving space, including:

  • check up on your digital persona
  • get a QUT staff profile
  • add your publications to ePrints
  • get an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor iD)
  • create a Google Scholar profile
  • update your email signature.

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