Researcher Development Events Calendar


Please note this calendar is subject to change.

For further information on researcher development workshops and events, please contact Judy Foster (opens in a new window)

For video recordings of previous Research Seminar Series events, see the Researcher Development section of MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

2018

January

DateEvent
26 Jan

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform and demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities, set up personalised email alerts, and access shared resources.

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Click on the above link to register

February

DateEvent
8 Feb

eResearch: Research Data Management (opens in a new window)

This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in the research data management services and support available at the University.

Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Campbelltown campus 10.G.02

Click on the above link to register

12 Feb

Academic Mentoring Introductory Workshop

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm (includes lunch)

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington North), Frogmore House

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

16 Feb

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform and demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities, set up personalised email alerts, and access shared resources.

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Click on the above link to register

20 Feb

eResearch: Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables (opens in a new window)

Have you got data in different forms that you want to compare directly? Do you want to show your data on a map to improve your research message?

This workshop is an introduction to data visualisation techniques using hands-on activities in Google Fusion Tables. The course is ideal for participants who work with large data sets and want to convey their research outcomes clearly and persuasively in a visual manner. By merging geospatial data and crime statistics to create a heat map, participants will gain skills in visualisation that they can apply to their research.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Bankstown campus 23.1.26 (CCL)

Click on the above link to register

20 Feb

eResearch: Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions (opens in a new window)

Have you ever wanted to extract phone numbers out of a block of unstructured text? Or email addresses? Or find all the words that start with "e" and end with "ed", no matter their length? Or search through DNA sequences for a pattern? Or extract coordinates from GPS data?

Regular Expressions (regexes) are a powerful way to handle a multitude of different types of data. They can be used to find patterns in text and make sophisticated replacements. Think of them as find and replace on steroids. Come along to this workshop to learn what they can do and how to apply them to your research.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Bankstown campus 23.G.07 (CCL)

Click on the above link to register

21 Feb

eResearch: Research Data Management (opens in a new window)

This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in the research data management services and support available at the University.

Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Bankstown campus 23.G.07 (CCL)

Click on the above link to register

23 Feb

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

While aimed at novice users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) P.1.52 (CCL)

Click on the above link to register

March

DateEvent
21 Mar

Academic Careers and Development Forum

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm (includes lunch)

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington North), Frogmore House

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

23 Mar

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform and demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities, set up personalised email alerts, and access shared resources.

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Click on the above link to register

April

DateEvent
17 Apr

eResearch: Introduction to Unix (opens in a new window)

This course is aimed at researchers and PhD students who have never used high performance computing (HPC) before or have had only limited exposure. It will introduce you to the Unix environment and show you how to transfer your data onto, and run software on HPC infrastructure.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Parramatta City Campus, Room PC.01.7.65

Click on the above link to register

17 Apr

eResearch: Version Control with GIT (opens in a new window)

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Parramatta City Campus, Room PC.01.7.65

Registration opens 15 March 2018

18 Apr

eResearch: Introduction to Programming with Python (opens in a new window)

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Parramatta City Campus, Room PC.01.7.65

Click on the above link to register

19 Apr

Researcher Development Event: Writing for Impact

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm (includes lunch)

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington North), Frogmore House

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

27 Apr

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

While aimed at novice users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Campbelltown Campus, Room 12.G.02

Click on the above link to register

May

DateEvent
1 May

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

While aimed at novice users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Parramatta South campus, Room EA.LG.17

Registration opens 15 March 2018

10 May

Campus Based Speed Mentoring

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) XA.G.25

By invitation only

22 May

ECA Network Event

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Penrith campus TBA

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

24 May

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform and demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities, set up personalised email alerts, and access shared resources.

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Click on the above link to register

29 May

Researcher Development Event

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm (includes lunch)

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington North), Frogmore House

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

June

DateEvent
13 Jun

Campus Based Speed Mentoring

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.G.22

By invitation only

14 Jun

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

While aimed at novice users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Campbelltown campus, Room 12.G.02

20 Jun

eResearch: Introduction to Programming with R (opens in a new window)

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework.

Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (opens in a new window)

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Parramatta City Campus - Room 01.3.29

Registration opens 15 March 2018

21 Jun

AC&D Forum

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: TBA

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington North), Frogmore House

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

July

DateEvent
5/6 Jul

eResearch: Introduction to Unix for High Performance Computing (opens in a new window)

This course is aimed at researchers and PhD students who have never used high performance computing (HPC) before or have had only limited exposure. High-Performance Computing (HPC) will allow you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously. This 2-day course will introduce you to the Unix environment and show you how to transfer your data onto, and run software on HPC infrastructure.

You'll learn how to:

  • Use the the Unix command line to work with HPC
  • Get your data onto a supercomputer
  • Run analysis on a supercomputer using batch jobs
  • Access the facilities available to you as a researcher

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Parramatta South campus, Room EB.G.18

Click on the above link to register

10 Jul

eResearch: Research Data Management (opens in a new window)

This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in the research data management services and support available at the University.

Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Parramatta South campus, Room EB.3.21

Click on the above link to register

19 Jul

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

While aimed at novice users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) Room V.1.13

Click on the above link to register

24 Jul

eResearch: Introduction to Unix(opens in a new window)

This course is aimed at researchers and PhD students who have never used high performance computing (HPC) before or have had only limited exposure. It will introduce you to the Unix environment and show you how to transfer your data onto, and run software on HPC infrastructure.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Bankstown campus Room 20.G.40

Click on the above link to register

24 Jul

eResearch: Version Control with GIT (opens in a new window)

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Bankstown campus Room 20.G.40

Click on the above link to register

25 Jul

eResearch: Introduction to Programming with Python (opens in a new window)

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Bankstown campus Room 20.G.40

Click on the above link to register

27 Jul

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform and demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities, set up personalised email alerts, and access shared resources.

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Click on the above link to register

August

DateEvent
3 Aug

eResearch: Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables (opens in a new window)

Have you got data in different forms that you want to compare directly? Do you want to show your data on a map to improve your research message?

This workshop is an introduction to data visualisation techniques using hands-on activities in Google Fusion Tables. The course is ideal for participants who work with large data sets and want to convey their research outcomes clearly and persuasively in a visual manner. By merging geospatial data and crime statistics to create a heat map, participants will gain skills in visualisation that they can apply to their research.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Parramatta South campus

Registration opens 15 July 2018

3 Aug

eResearch: Research Data Management (opens in a new window)

This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in the research data management services and support available at the University.

Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Parramatta South campus

Registration opens 15 July 2018

14 Aug

Campus Based Speed Mentoring

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Hawkesbury campus L2.G.30

By invitation only

16 Aug

Researcher Development Event

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: TBA

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington North), Frogmore House

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

24 Aug

ECA Network Event

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.G.35

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

31 Aug

ECA Network Event

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Hawkesbury campus L2.G.30

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

September

DateEvent
5 Sep

Campus Based Speed Mentoring

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Campbelltown campus 22.2.04 (Conference Room 5)

By invitation only

14 Sep

eResearch: Introduction to Programming with R (opens in a new window)

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework.

Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (opens in a new window)

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Penrith (Kingswood) campus

Registration opens 15 July 2018

28 Sep

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform and demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities, set up personalised email alerts, and access shared resources.

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Click on the above link to register

October

DateEvent
15 Oct

ECA Network Event

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Bankstown campus 23.G.41

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

17 Oct

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

While aimed at novice users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data.

Facilitator: Darren Gardner

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Parramatta City campus

Registration opens 15 July 2018

31 Oct

Academic Mentoring Final Workshop

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm (includes lunch)

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington North), Frogmore House

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

November

DateEvent
9 Nov

ECA Network Event

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Campbelltown campus 11.G.04 (CLS)

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

14 Nov

Researcher Development Event

Facilitator: Leone Cripps

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm (includes lunch)

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington North), Frogmore House

Register via MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)

30 Nov

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform and demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities, set up personalised email alerts, and access shared resources.

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Click on the above link to register

December

DateEvent
No events scheduled