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Digital Research Skills Certificate Program

The non-credit Certificate in Digital Research Skills for graduate students formally recognizes graduate students who have taken DRS workshops designed to develop their digital research skills.

January-April 2024

Workshops are open to all graduate students and postdocs, regardless of whether or not they are pursuing the Digital Research Skills certificate.

DRS: Conducting a Literature Review

As a graduate student, you are expected to place your work in the context of past and present research on your topic. Adopting a systematic approach to this task early in your project will save you time and stress. After attending this session, participants will be able to: describe different types of literature review and determine when each is appropriate; understand how and where to search for literature; organize findings and update searches as necessary.
Instructor: Cara Bradley
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time:10:30am - 12:00pm

Registration link: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3783585

 

DRS: Copyright and Your Academic Work

Writing a thesis, dissertation or project report? In this session you will learn your rights as an author, how to identify third-party copyright-protected content, how to obtain copyright permissions, and about openly licensed materials.
Instructor: Christina Winter
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Registration link: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3783577

 

DRS: Managing your References with a Citation Manager

This session will introduce and compare two popular (and free to sign-up for) citation management tools: Mendeley and Zotero. Citation managers can help you organize references and PDFs, and allow you to generate bibliographies using 1000s of available styles, including APA. This session will cover the layout of both tools; teach you how to import and export references into a citation manager; how to use Mendeley Cite (a Microsoft Word plug-in); and how to use a citation manager to share libraries of citations with collaborators.
Instructor: Christopher Read
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.

Date: Friday, February 23, 2024

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Registration link: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3784630

 

DRS: Publishing and Promoting Your Academic Work

This session will cover important considerations for graduate students who are embarking on their publishing career. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the peer review process in detail; identify options for publication; use social media to increase interest in their academic work.
Instructor: Cara Bradley
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Registration link: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3783588

 

DRS: Introduction to R for Data Visualization

Data visualization can be one of the most effective ways to communicate findings to a broad audience. This workshop will introduce learners to R packages designed to create publication-ready visualizations for both categorical and continuous data. Through hands-on activities, participants will learn how to go from data set to customized visualizations using open source tools. Previous participation in the Data Analysis with R workshop will be helpful, but is not required.
Instructor: Caitlin Bakker
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Registration link: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3785908

 

Research Data Management and Data Management Plans

This workshop will provide a brief overview of key components of Research Data Management (RDM) and provide an introduction to Data Management Plans (DMP). Attendees will have learn about the sections of a DMP, various tools and resources for making a DMP, and the benefits of creating a DMP.
Instructor: Kaetlyn Phillips

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.

Date: Tuesday March 26
Tine: 10 – 11am
Registration link: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3785932

 

Research Data Management and Data Deposit

In this session attendees will be introduced to the data repositories and data deposit. The session will cover what to consider when choosing a repository such as reputation, sustainability, usability, visibility, and researchers’ rights. Attendees will also be introduced Canadian repositories including Borealis and FRDR and directories of repositories such as re3data and OpenDOAR. Common requirements for preparing your data for deposit will be discussed. |
Instructor: Kaetlyn Phillips

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.
Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 10 – 11 am
Registration link: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3785933

 

DRS: Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to OpenRefine, a free, robust browser-based tool that streamlines data cleaning. The workshop will cover using OpenRefine to clean and normalize spreadsheet data, as well as key concepts and skills for working with spreadsheets and tabular data.
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nstructor: Caitlin Bakker
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Registration link: https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3785909