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Researcher Development E-Learning and On-line Resources

The University provides access to a range of on-line resources to support researchers and research staff and supervisor development.


The University subscribes to a range of web based programmes developed at Imperial College London in collaboration with seven partner universities. The programme range has expanded year on year and may be accessed via the universities virtual learning environment, Unilearn.

The suite includes:

  • An Introductory Video to Research Skills
  • Intellectual Property in the Research Context
  • Ethics 1: Good Research Practice
  • Ethics 2: Working with Human Subjects
  • Project Management in the Research Context
  • Getting Published in the Arts
  • Getting Published in the Sciences
  • Career Planning in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Career Planning in the Sciences
  • Managing your Research Supervisor or Principal Investigator
  • Selecting a Conference, Presenting and Networking
  • Research Methods in the Arts and Humanities
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Research Methods in the Sciences
  • Research Methods in Literature Review
  • Entrepreneurial Motivation
  • Opportunity Recognition, Creation and Evaluation
  • Entrepreneurial Resources
  • Research Integrity Medicine
  • Research Integrity Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Research Integrity Social Sciences
  • Research Integrity Arts and Humanities
  • Learning Technologies on-line


In addition the University has developed a number of e-modules

  • Research Methods and Techniques
  • Tools for Innovation and Creativity
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Surveys, Interviews and Questionnaires
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods and Analysis


Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. Vitae is funded through the Research Careers and Diversity Unit of Research Councils UK and managed by CRAC: The Career Development Organisation. The Vitae website contains extensive information and resources on developing as a researcher, and managing your career.

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