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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


Four week online course for postgraduates and researchers. Free self-paced course from the University of Cambridge Biological Sciences Libraries Team.

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  • Deadline: 5th January 2021 (for live course - self-learning available throughout the year)
  • Dates: 5th-26th January 2021 (for live course - self-learning available throughout the year)
  • Duration: 1 month
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Online

Being a researcher can mean juggling lots of different things. You might be wrestling with funding, or promoting your work, or finding the most up-to-date research, or even with where to begin with writing up that data management plan you probably should have done a few weeks ago.

Luckily, the Biological Sciences Libraries Team are here to help! In January 2021, we will be launching our new online ‘Research Resolutions: Refreshing your Research Landscape’ course. The New Year is a great time for trying to get stuff sorted and so we wanted to build on the tradition of setting resolutions for the year ahead by getting you off to a good start with our short course.

Over the course of four weeks, we will introduce you to ideas around data management, managing your online presence, fine-tuning your literature searching, and understanding what funders might want from you.  Each of these concepts will be explored through a short video, a bit of reading, and a quick exercise to give you some time and space to reflect on your own research needs.

We will release a new section each week during the month of January 2021 for you to work through at your own pace. You can work to the timetable we set out or you can dip in and out of this resource whenever you want to. We also have the option for you to request a certificate at the end to show off your new skills and your engagement with your own personal development.


Week 1: Get your online presence sorted (5th Jan)
Week 2: Get your literature searching sorted (12th Jan)
Week 3: Get your data management sorted (19th Jan)
Week 4: Get to know your funder requirements (26th Jan)

All of our content will be self-guided but the Biological Sciences Libraries Team will be on hand to have an online chat with you if you have any further questions or want to explore something further.

For more information contact the Biological Sciences Libraries team at:    

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