Research Students Seminars Booking System

Welcome to the online research skills booking system for workshops and training courses. On these pages you can view details of workshops, book places, view and manage your bookings, and run a transcript of workshops attended.

The online management system will keep track of your bookings for you. Once logged in the student area, you will be able to view those workshops you have requested; those which are confirmed, those you have attended, and those you are on a waiting list for. You will also be able to produce a personal transcript of your attended workshops.

Research Study Skills

Academic Publishing - Editing and Peer Review

This workshop is intended to introduce potential peer reviewers and copy editors to the Track Changes journal, and explain what the roles entail.
Staff Contact: trackchanges@sheffield.ac.uk

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New Academic writing for PhD students (12 week course) - ELT6051

Staff Contact: James Foley, ELTC

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Automated Sequence Analysis

This module will equip students with the analytical and practical skills to manipulate DNA and protein sequences in useful ways.
Staff Contact: Prof Jon Sayers

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Beyond the Impact Factor: using metrics to help identify influential research

This session will give an overview of research metrics, and introduce a range of tools that can be used to help identify highly-cited and highly-discussed journals, authors and papers. We'll discuss the strengths and limitations of these metrics, and how to use them responsibly.
Staff Contact: Anthea Tucker & Oliver Allchin

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Critical Review of Research Papers Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

This unit will provide training in the detailed critical assessment required to review a scientific paper.
Staff Contact: Dr Dan Hampshire

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Effective Presentation and Seminar Participation Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

Ever wanted to watch yourself present? Ever wanted to ask a question at a seminar but too afraid to ask? Students will be provided with practical guidance on how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation and how to get the most out of attending seminars.
Staff Contact: Dr Alison Gartland

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New Introduction to Basic Statistics for Biologists Featured

There are actually very few statistical tests that scientists (as compared to statisticians) use. A few can be done by hand: these include the two most common ones (t-test and chi-squared test). In addition, most of the common calculations (mean, standard deviation, t-test) can be done in Excel.
Staff Contact: Professor Mike Williamson

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Introduction to Endnote

This session introduces Endnote Online, a web-based tool to help you collect, organise and format your references, citations and bibliographies. It is aimed at beginners with no prior experience of using Endnote.
Staff Contact: Liam Bullingham, Peter Barr and Steve McIndoe

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New Introduction to Mendeley

This session introduces Mendeley, free software that can help you collect, organise and format your references, citations and bibliographies. It is aimed at beginners with no prior experience of using Mendeley.
Staff Contact: Liam Bullingham, Peter Barr and Steve McIndoe

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New Introduction to Microscopy and Imaging

Students will be introduced to microscopy and image formation. We will cover how light can be used to study biological samples, the important difference between magnification and resolution, and the various types of microscope platforms that are available.
Staff Contact: Dr Darren Robinson

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Introduction to Scientific Thinking

This Unit will explore approaches to problem solving and in particular contrast the strategies used in everyday life with those that we need to develop to undertake sound scientific research.
Staff Contact: Dr Colby Eaton & Dr Francois Guesdon

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Looking after your research data

This workshop will help you to get the most out of your data by keeping it safe and secure, organising, describing, archiving and sharing it, and by augmenting it with pre-existing data from a variety of sources.
Staff Contact: Jez Cope

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Neuroanatomy Dissection Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

This 5 week course comprises practical human brain dissection suitable for PhD students embarking on research in neuroradiology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology and biomedical science.
Staff Contact: Dr Tom Farrow

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New Online thesis writing course (12 week course) for DL students only - ELT6052

Staff Contact: Dinah Ward, ELTC

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Preparing For Viva - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Students only

The aim of this seminar is to give some useful information about the viva exam, what to expect and how to prepare for it.
Staff Contact: Martina Daly

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Presenting Yourself and Data at Conferences

Staff Contact: Sheila Franks

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New Promoting yourself well at interviews outside academia

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New Rights & reuse: copyright and your thesis

What is copyright and how does it affect you as a researcher? Come along to this workshop to find out how copyright affects reuse of material in your thesis, and how it protects works that you produce.
Staff Contact: Ruth MacMullen & Jen Smith

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Sharing your research: open access and open data

This workshop will introduce the principles of Open Access publishing. We will explore the benefits of sharing your research, and discuss how this can boost the impact of your research outputs and raise your profile. We will introduce ways to share your research publications, data and other outputs, and demonstrate the University’s open access repositories.
Staff Contact: Anna Marshall

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Speaking Skills for Research Purposes - ELT6060 (12 week course)

The course is intended principally for students whose first language is not English.
Staff Contact: Mr George Turner, ELTC

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Standing out from the crowd: boosting your digital presence

This session will introduce you to online tools to help you maximize your influence on the research community, create an online personal profile which will be visible to other researchers and to possible employers, and assess the impact of others.
Staff Contact: Helen Moore & Rachael Roberts

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The influential researcher

This 4-hour workshop will explore various ways to raise your online profile and increase the visibility of your research. This workshop combines elements from Sharing your research (LIB302), Standing out from the crowd (LIB303) and Beyond the Impact Factor (LIB301) which are also available as separate modules.
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Thesis Writing: Principles and Practice - ELT6050 (12 week course)

A practical course, developing the necessary skills to write up your research as a thesis.
Staff Contact: Dr Dinah Ward, ELTC

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Tools for literature searching

This workshop introduces search tools to help you with your literature review, and provides opportunities to use and evaluate them with support from Library staff.
Staff Contact: Brenda Steel & Emily Stock

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Visualising & Analysing Biomedical Datasets with R

This unit will teach students how to visualise biomedical data using histograms, scattergrams, line plots, and more sophisticated methods including heatmaps, and how to turn these into publication-quality images.
Staff Contact: Dr Simon Cross

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Writing Your Thesis - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Students only Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Only

Staff Contact: Martina Daly

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