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SOFTWARE

Most graduate students are expected to independently conduct research for a graduate thesis, including data analysis. The following online resources and local workshops provide tutorials and information to support in further developing important software skills necessary for conducting statistical and qualitative analysis during your graduate studies.

KRC CORE FACILITIES

Research Facilities has created an operating model of extensive shared facility support for basic science research in the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science. This provides the latest equipment and techniques in addition to professional training and management. By reducing duplication and increasing usage, the facility offers significant savings, creating a critical mass where cutting edge equipment and techniques are available to our scientists.

Core facility methods training courses

eTIBS – Essential Techniques in Biomedical Science are open for all trainees at the LKSKI/KRC.

LIBRARY

At the Health Sciences Library, traditional collections blend with the digital world and expert services to support St. Michael’s mission of innovative patient care, teaching and research. Here you can find health information and research resources through online databases and more than 3000 electronic journals, online tools and books.

Our expert staff can assist you to conduct literature searches, offer database search training, conduct systematic reviews, and procure items not found in our collection (interlibrary loan). For information and a listing of all Library Workshops, click here.

For more information contact us at hslibrary@smh.ca or 416-864-5059.

We are located on the third floor of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (LKSKI) next to the bridge, and are open Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Research staff and students with badge access to LKSKI after-hours may access the Library and Computer Lab space after 6PM and on weekends using their St. Michael’s Hospital ID badge.

Visit the Health Sciences Library website (internal only) to learn more about the services and resources available to you. Staff and students may access the library from remote locations by following directions in the For Staff section.

Please note that this is a staff library and is not open to the general public.

RESEARCH ETHICS

Research Ethics Board

All research projects involving Toronto Academic Hospital Science Network (TAHSN). Institution physicians, staff (including staff acting as investigators outside the Institution), students (i.e. research within the institution or using institutional resources), or patients must obtain ethical approval from the Research Ethics Board (REB) before research can begin

Training modules

Several training modules are a requirement for anyone conducting research involving humans at St. Michael’s Hospital. These modules are available online through the St. Michael’s Research Ethics Board department.

Available modules:

SRSA

St. Michael’s Hospital Research Student Association is a graduate student-run organization committed to representing the research students at St. Michael’s Hospital by promoting collaboration within our community, advocating for student needs and working co-operatively with administrative and executive bodies. Visit the SRSA website.

Other Resources

SKILL-BUILDING RESOURCES

Communication

Graduate students must be able to communicate sophisticated information to diverse audiences from different backgrounds. As you prepare to write your first research proposal or your first grant application, you will need strong written communication skills. The resources below present tips on how to communicate ideas concisely when writing grant applications, academic proposals, and theses.

Writing

Presentations

Finding a Mentor

Ten Thousand Coffees – Set up meetings with professionals in your field of interest.

General Career Advice

The Vault- Access “career intelligence” through sample resumés, industry outlooks, and sample job application materials.

Developing a Curriculum Vitae

Career Counseling/ Career Support

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