Articles tagged with: Research methods

  • Systematic Review Crash Course starts April 12

    Systematic reviews, scoping reviews and other forms of evidence synthesis are increasingly popular in many academic disciplines because they generate powerful data used to guide policies, programming, patient care and other practices. 

    Join Brock University Librarians Ian Gordon, Chelsea Humphries, and Elizabeth Yates for a new three-part workshop series which will help participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to conduct a systematic or scoping review from start to finish. These in-person workshops are suitable for Brock faculty, librarians, graduate students and staff. Hands-on activities, and some pre-work/follow-up work – e.g. readings, watching short video modules – will be involved. Each workshop will build on skills and information from previous sessions; attending all three is ideal, but not required. Participants must bring their own laptop/device. 

    Registration is via ExperienceBU at the links above. These workshops are part of the Building Better Research series in collaboration with the Office of Research Services. 

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  • Introduction to Compute Canada Resources Coming to Brock Library

    Research often involves computational demands that exceed the resources contained within a laboratory or research institute. Some common research computing challenges include data storage, execution of large scale computational cycles, as well as access to advanced research computing (ARC) expertise. Did you know that Brock University is partnered with Compute Canada? Compute Canada deploys state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions which helps accelerate research and innovation. Compute Canada’s vision is to “make Canada a world leader in the use of advanced computing for research, discovery and innovation.” You can access this amazing resource right here on campus!

    On January 15th from 10-11 AM the Brock University Library’s Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) will be hosting an Introduction to the Compute Canada Federation research computing resources. This session provides an introduction to the ARC resources offered by the Compute Canada Federation with demonstrations of accessing the national storage infrastructure, executing programs on the national general purpose compute clusters as well as a tour of the documentation, support and training materials.

    This workshop is open to everyone and is being held in the DSL, located at the front of the Rankin Family Pavilion.

    To register please visit Eventbrite.

    For more information please contact


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  • Two Day Data Carpentry Event Coming to Brock

    Coming to the Brock Digital Scholarship Lab February 2020, a two day Data Carpentry workshop!

    Data Carpentry develops the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners’ existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

    This course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You do not need to have previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

    For more information on what will be taught and why, please see the paper “Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing“.

    All the details about this event can be found on ExperienceBU.

    Contact: Please email for more information.

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