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Information for Institutions

The provision of effective research skills training is currently a serious issue at many universities. Research Skills Online is an series of online research skills training courses together with a learning management system to deliver them.

Many of the skills that researchers need for their academic careers are covered in this programme. With 30 hours of content, these courses introduce research students and staff to key areas including intellectual property, publishing, ethics, project management, and career planning. A full list of the current courses is below.

The courses were developed in conjunction with leading universities and feature leading figures from the worlds of research, academic publishing and commerce.

The associated learning management system is unique in that it requires very little of the complex administration associated with such systems. If you subscribe to Research Skills Online then all of your students will be able to self-register as long as they have an e-mail address from your institution. If students pass this course they are issued with a personalized course completion certificate that can be saved, printed or sent by e-mail to an administrator.

As a subscriber you will get access to a sophisticated administration system which allows you to track the activity of your students. You will rapidly be able to see which of your students have completed the course.

If you are interested in knowing more about how Research Skills Online can help your students gain the knowledge and skills they will need to launch their research careers, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current courses

  • Research Methods in the Arts and Humanities
  • Research Methods in the Sciences
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Research Methods in Literature Review
  • Getting Published in the Arts
  • Getting Published in the Sciences
  • Ethics 1 - Good Research Practice
  • Ethics 2 - Working with Human Subjects
  • Project Management in the Research Context
  • Intellectual Property in the Research Context
  • Career planning in the Sciences
  • Career planning in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Managing your Research Supervisor or Principal Investigator
  • Selecting a Conference, Presenting & Networking