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.
- Managing research data
- Reference management
- Scholarly publishing
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.
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.
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).
- Presentation - Managing Research Data (PDF, 3.6MB)
EndNote Essentials helps you to develop the skills to create and manage EndNote libraries, insert citations into MS Word documents, and format bibliographies.
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.
- Presentation - Copyrights and Copywrongs for Researchers (PDF, 1.1MB)
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.
- Session recording - August 2014 (QUT only)
- Presentation - Tracking Research Impact (PDF, 2.4MB)
- Handout - Bibliometrics Products Decision Chart (PDF, 361KB)
An introduction to QUT ePrints including how to use the system and benefits to open access.
- Presentation - Uploading Publications to QUT ePrints (PDF, 1.1MB)
- Handout - QUT ePrints Quick Deposit Guide (PDF, 105KB)
- Handout - Why open access? (PDF, 96KB)
Social Media to Promote Research
Promoting your research via social media tools to increase downloads and potential impact.
- Presentation - Social Media to Promote Research (PDF, 4.9MB)
- Presentation - IHBI ECR/MCR Forum : How to effectively use traditional and Social Media to promote your research (PDF, 1MB)
- Video - Using social media to promote research (YouTube, 10 minutes)
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.
- Presentation - Where to publish and what to consider (PDF, 1.2MB)
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.
- Presentation - Build your researcher profile (PDF, 2.5MB)
- Handout - Becker Model for Impact Assessment (PDF, 186KB)