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The Inventor’s Guide to Technology Transfer explains how U of T’s technology transfer process works, from the patent process to negotiating license agreements. It also details U of T’s “inventor’s choice” policy.

This website is a companion website for Doing Qualitative Research Online, first edition, by Janet Salmons. It includes slide kits, podcasts, and journal articles to support online qualitative inquiry.

 

 

Provides a range of learning opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about conducting, editing or reading a systematic review.

 

 

CADRE is a cloud-based text and data mining service for large datasets. Over 220 million scientific publications and 1.7 billion citations can be queried and analyzed.

 

Geodisy is an open-source geospatial discovery platform for Canadian open research data. It indexes datasets from Dataverse repositories, as well as bounding box metadata from all repositories harvested by Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR).

This website provides information, resources, recommendations, event listings etc. for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research & Innovation for the University of Toronto.

Request access to central or shared spaces at U of T, including academic classrooms and shared community areas.

SAS

SAS is a powerful, feature-rich, statistical analysis program. It is used in a wide variety of disciplines.

The Map and Data Library offers a rich and diverse set of supports and services related to maps, datasets, microdata, data visualization, statistics, geospatial data portals, research data management, and more.

NVivo software is designed to help researchers organize, code, and analyze qualitative and mixed methods research data.

The aim of this checklist is to assist you in avoiding publishing your work in a low-quality deceptive publication.

This searchable database provides information on the latest Canadian and International research funding opportunities and research trends

SciNet is Canada’s largest supercomputer centre, providing Canadian researchers with computational resources and expertise necessary to perform their research. They also offer free education and training on advanced computing skills

These guidelines provide a simple approach to assessing and controlling the risk around the use of nanomaterials, even when the exact hazard presented by the materials is unknown. If you use or will use nanomaterials in the lab please use this guideline as a starting point for control measures.

Open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data.

Application for drawing chemical structures for use in database queries, the preparation of graphics for lab reports and journal articles, providing electronic descriptions of molecules and reactions, and features advanced prediction tools.

Reference management software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Open source citation management tool which helps you collect, organize, cite and share research.

Web of Science is a platform consisting of several literature search databases designed to support scientific and scholarly research. The content spans multiple disciplines, document types, and formats, and provides citation information and impact factors.

Four distinct web archives (collections) are available: Canadian government information; Canadian labour unions; Canadian political parties and interest groups;and UofT web archives. The web archives are full-text searchable and available to researchers.

TSpace is an open access research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of the University of Toronto community, including faculty and graduate student research.

The SPSS software platform offers advanced statistical analysis, a vast library of machine learning algorithms, text analysis, open source extensibility, integration with other applications.

The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

Geospatial datasets collection portal. Includes land-based vector data (water, cultural features, etc.), census geography, orthophotography, and more

The office offers a variety of services and supports such as the syllabus service, open access publishing support, copyright permissions, film screenings, and more.

A citation management tool which allows you to keep track of your citations used in your research. Users can also annotate and organize research, while collaborating with other colleagues on campus.

R

Open source software environment for statistical analysis.

ORCID is an author identification registry resource that helps to eliminate any ambiguity regarding common author names. It allows any eligible researchers to register and receive a unique ID, manage their account, and search for others in the ORCID Registry.

Exhibits U of T showcases digitized material from University of Toronto Libraries collections. This allows faculty and students to create context-rich exhibits and web pages.

The University of Toronto Libraries’ MyMedia offers an archival storage and streaming solution for media content. Use MyMedia to upload a wide array of video and audio file formats and manage and share your media. All media files are re-encoded into a standard format for web playback.

FADIS is an art and architecture repository and teaching tool consisting of over 250,000 digital images, videos and audio files with accompanying metadata for private study and research.

Global Mapper is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) desktop software, specializing in spacial data processing, analysis and visualization.

Gephi is an open-source software for network visualization and analysis.

Data conversion and transformation software with a focus on geospatial formats.

Suite of desktop and online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. GIS software allows for the compilation, analysis and visualization of geographic data. The suite includes, among many others, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, StoryMaps

U of T Dataverse is a multi-disciplinary repository open to U of T researchers to deposit and share research data. It can also be used to discover and reuse data produced by other researchers. Deposited datasets receive DOIs. Files are held in a secure environment on Canadian servers.

A web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. Covidence supports citation screening, full text review, risk of bias assessment, extraction of study characteristics and outcomes, and the export of data and references.

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services including: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure <odesi> is a digital repository for social science data, including polling data. It is a web-based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool that uses the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) social science data standard. <odesi> provides researchers the ability to search for survey questions (variables) across thousands of datasets. There are both microdata and aggregate data available, in a range of formats.

The Systematic and Scoping Review Collaboration (SSRC) connects University of Toronto health science researchers with librarians, who partner as co-authors in the planning, execution, and writing of knowledge synthesis studies.

This guide is intended for U of T faculty, staff, and students interested in launching a start-up company based on intellectual property developed at the University of Toronto. It is also a broad overview of the start-up process and provides background on resources available for all U of T entrepreneurs

The Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) helps build successful partnerships between industry, government, and the U of T research community. IPO also manages U of T’s portfolio of intellectual property and is your first stop for technology transfer at U of T.

Microsoft Teams is a collaborative, cloud-based workspace and communications tool that allows users to share files, in addition to supporting private and channel-based messaging.

Forms is a new feature of Office 365 that allows for quick and easy creation of custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more.

The UTM Safe Travels Pilot Program was developed to help U of T faculty and staff safeguard U of T data when traveling abroad. The pilot program includes a pre-travel security consultation and laptop loan program.

U of T’s information security awareness and education initiative.

REDCap is a web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations.

The My Research system is an online portal for research-related administrative and financial activities at the University of Toronto. It is made up of the following four systems:

  • My Research Applications (MRA)
  • My Research On Line (MROL)
  • My Research Animal Protocols (MRAP)
  • My Research Human Protocols (MRHP)

The MADlab is devoted to accelerating mobile software development. The Lab hosts equipment, collaborative workspace, user groups and workshops, and is open to all University of Toronto students, staff and faculty

SOSCIP provides academic researchers with access to leading-edge advanced computing technology to foster innovative research and development projects with industry partners

Access the University of Toronto Libraries support for entrepreneurship, startups and commercialization. From science and technology literature to market research and patents, find workshops, resources and direct librarian supports.

This online step-by-step guide can be used to learn how to properly and effectively conduct comprehensive searches of the literature in the health sciences

A digital archive of 3 million+ items from research libraries around the world.

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library has primary sources available online including over 22,000 texts and 6,300 photographs relating to British, European and Canadian literature, philosophy, theology, political science, the history of science and medicine, Hebraica and Judaica, and the history and art of the book.

UofT Archives has over 7,500 print items and 21,000 photographs digitized and available to view online for research

UTL provides financial support to a number of external initiatives that work to unlock research created across disciplines. The University Libraries also provide resources for researchers and faculty looking to publish OA.

Liaison librarians may be consulted for a range of services offered by the library to support research, such as research consultations, collection requests, and questions or suggestions about library and information technology services.

Online platform aggregating basic info regarding U of T and affiliated institution research projects and the resources that can be used to support COVID-19 related efforts (may require request to access).

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) education resources, including both internal and external materials, to support best practices in research and innovation activities

This searchable and sortable database provides information for the U of T community members who are interested in searching available research funding opportunities. The table may be filtered by sponsor, program, date, grant type or by any keyword or research area.

The Toronto Region Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) is a secure computer lab where approved researchers can access and analyze confidential microdata from Statistics Canada surveys and administrative databases, including Census data, General Social Surveys (GSS), and Canadian Community Health Surveys (CCHS).

Located in the Banting Institute, this space is available to forge connections between start-ups and entrepreneurship programs across U of T campuses.

The document is intended to serve as support for reflection and as the basis for discussion of strategic decisions on internationalisation.

The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation website provides resources for researchers and staff related to conducting research at the University of Toronto, including research news, funding and nomination opportunities, events and workshops, forms and templates, and more.

ChemWatch GoldFFX is an online database with SDS available in Globally Harmonized System format. Access from University of Toronto IP addresses only.

UTSend is a service to make it easy for you to move files, including large files up to 1.0 GB, in and out of University of Toronto.

Microsoft OneDrive is a secure, personal, cloud-based document management and file storage application, with sharing capabilities that include editing.

Academic researchers can request a modest amount of storage for research data at no cost. Resources are available through ‘opportunistic use’, i.e., a shared pool of unallocated resources.

Compute Canada deploys state-of-the-art advanced research computing systems and storage, and provides support for large-scale, data-intensive research projects. Compute Canada provides support to researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences that includes robust storage solutions.

Discover Archives is a database of archival holdings (finding aids) at all University of Toronto archives and its federated college archives. The database contains text descriptions of material related to the University of Toronto’s history, as well as records from private individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.

Collections U of T provides access to U of T digital special collections, as well as scholarly digital projects.

The Collections U of T service focuses on faculty and library department partnerships to design and develop digital collections.

 

UTL Journal Production Services supports open access publishing at U of T by providing free hosting for academic faculty and student journals on Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. You can publish your journal with UTL Journal Production Services.

Tableau Desktop is a commercial program used to create data visualizations and interactive dashboards. Researchers at U of T can get a free 1-year license for non-commercial academic research or teaching.

Located in MN building at UTM, CDRS has three spaces available suitable for small research project team meetings, symposia, or conferences. Video conferencing, white boards, and kitchenette available. Weekly and on-going research support programming, see EVE or CDRS’ calendar.

CanPath provides health, behavioural, genomic and environmental data, as well as biological samples, from over 330,00 Canadian participants to researchers investigating environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors related to the development and progression of cancer and chronic diseases.

CANUE is a consortium made up of voluntary members from the multi-disciplinary fields of environmental health research, health policy, and urban design and planning. CANUE collates and generates standard measures of environmental factors and provides these data to the Canadian research community.

The CRIB is a multidisciplinary social work research centre focused on using community-based methods and principles to advance research, policy and practice for Black survivors of homicide victims.

The mandate of the DHN is to design and support initiatives that raise awareness and build upon U of T’s existing strengths in the digital humanities. The DHN supports initiatives that encompass interpretative or theoretical work on a wide variety of computational approaches to humanities research.

THETA is a multidisciplinary research collaboration dedicated to providing evidence informed decision support to health technology policy makers and advancing the science of health technology assessment.

Microsoft Bookings is a scheduling tool that allows you to keep track of appointments and clients.

Security Planner is an easy-to-use guide with expert-reviewed advice for staying safer online. It provides recommendations on implementing basic online practices. Security Planner is a project of the Citizen Lab, a group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at U of T.

To aid faculty and staff in navigating the new Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Adminstration (TAGFA), this VPRI resource page includes a companion guide, FAQ page, and training videos.

Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet tool that can be used to store, organize, analyze and visualize data.

Microsoft SharePoint Online is a secure cloud-based platform that enables groups to collaborate, share, store, and publish documents or web content.

Microsoft Stream is a secure video service that allows you to share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions and related videos. With Stream, users can access their videos on multiple devices from any location and deliver both live and on-demand videos to curated audiences.

The BRU is a collaborative team of experienced statisticians providing biostatistical guidance to affiliated researchers throughout the life cycle of a project.

Access the latest COVID-19 funding opportunities, data and visualizations, and collaboration opportunities.

Find out about available tools and supports to collect and store research data securely.

Review upcoming awards and honours opportunities and tips on how to prepare a successful nomination.

Find resources and strategies to enhance your writing practice such as starting your own writing community.

Explore current techniques, tools and leading practices for designing virtual research events.

Gale Digital Scholar Lab allows researchers and students to create corpora and perform computational analyses on Gale Collections materials.

Digital Scholarship Services at the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) supports research using digital methods and tools (e.g. text and data mining), and provides help with APIs.

One access point for contacting the Library for research support.

This video is a virtual tour of the Division of the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) website (https://research.utoronto.ca).

This video is a virtual tour of the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) website (https://cris.utoronto.ca).

Media Commons Archives makes available archival and special collection materials of Canadian national and regional significance relating to the audio-visual and media communities and popular culture.

Quickly and easily search for staff, faculty members and division or department information at U of T.

A list of the most popular research databases available through U of T Libraries. Links are also provided for a list of the best research databases by subject, and by title.

The Network is for all those who are interested in scoping reviews, from first time authors to experienced methodologists and researchers. The aim is to connect and share resources to improve the quality of scoping reviews.

Delivered by journal editors from Nature Research, the four short modules provide a comprehensive overview of peer review. Focus is on natural sciences.

This online module, from the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Physiology, explores some of the different types of roles & responsibilities that comprise diverse research teams in academia, industry and knowledge translation.

In this online module, from the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Physiology, learn how discoveries are translated into new products and services.

In this online module, from the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Physiology, become familiar with key ideas to effectively plan, execute and complete tasks needed to reach your objective.

Created by VPRI, this onboarding guide helps new faculty get oriented to research-specific resources and processes at U of T.

This U of T webpage provides guidance and considerations for research recovery, decisions regarding face-to-face human participant research taking place on campus and in the field.

LibKey Nomad is a Chrome extension that provides instant links to full text content for articles as you do research on the web. Get one click access to library content from publisher websites like PubMed, Wikipedia and more.

BrowZine is an app that allows you to access and browse e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface.

Joint workshops help lay the groundwork for future international collaborative research. The Office of the Vice-President, International will provide up to $5000 to help facilitate a joint research workshop.

Part of the U of T International Partnerships Series. Video recording of “International Corporate Partnerships Panel & Information Session” on Nov. 14, 2018. This session covers how to initiate, grow and deliver on collaborative research partnerships with global multinational corporations.

Part of the U of T International Partnerships Series. Video recording of “Building & Maintaining International Collaborative Research Consortia Partnerships” on Jan. 15, 2019. Learn how to initiate, grow & govern a consortium of global corporate, governmental and/or NGO partners.

Part of the U of T International Partnerships Series. Video recording of “International Doctoral Clusters (IDC): Building Impactful Research Alliances with Partner Academic Institutions” on April 16, 2019. Learn how to initiate, launch & govern an IDC.

Find resources, toolkits, guidelines, funding and training opportunities for creating or building a community research partnership.

U of T Global provides seed funding to support research collaborations with international partners.

The Office of the Vice-President, International website is the gateway to the university’s international activities. Find resource and information on international partnerships, funding, and more.

IP Education Program is an interactive, free, online training program from the University of Toronto Entrepreneurship to equip students, faculty, and staff with a broad foundation in intellectual property and its general applications in today’s knowledge economy.

Through a combination of videos, web pages, quizzes, and activities, this self-paced online course will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data.

Through a combination of videos, web pages, quizzes, and activities, this self-paced online course will provide an introduction to R using RStudio. The topics covered are importing and exploring data, graphs, managing data, tidyverse and R markdown.

WAVE is a web accessibility evaluation tool. It provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page.

ARC Toolkit is an accessibility testing tool that quickly and efficiently evaluates screens for accessibility and uncovers issues related to the WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA guidelines.

The axe accessibility checker for Chrome tests for accessibility issues on your website or web application.

This document is the second edition of a compilation of resources addressed to junior researchers whose social research projects have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Published by the University of Washington’s Earth Lab.

 

This online module which is part of ‘The Health Researcher’s Toolkit: Why Sex and Gender Matter’ was developed by Women’s Xchange. In this module you will learn about the concept of intersectionality, why it is relevant to your research and how to apply it to health research.

 

This is a resource from the Bureau of Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce. This file covers frequently asked questions regarding export administration regulations for academics and researchers.

 

This Government of Canada website provides information on how to safeguard your research and innovations.

This webpage includes a list of publishers, where the University of Toronto Libraries has negotiated discounts, giving eligible authors access to discounted article processing charges (APC).

 

 

An integral part of the methodological description of a systematic review and meta-analyses is a flow diagram. This tool allows you to produce a flow diagram for your own review that conforms to the PRISMA2020 Statement.

 

 

Online modules included in this toolkit introduce key concepts, definitions, and short video lectures from research experts on integrating sex and gender into a variety of research methodologies – from secondary data analysis to concept mapping.

 

 

ChemWatch GoldFFX is an online database with SDS available in Globally Harmonized System format. Access from University of Toronto IP addresses only.

 

 

This website focuses on inclusive leadership for women in health care, health sciences, and Indigenous health. It includes evidence-informed EDI Toolkits and a virtual Community for Practice to support diverse women’s leadership.

This Podcasting Toolkit from UBC Public Humanities includes examples, resources, tools, recommended reading, and information on promoting and funding your podcast. The podcast format can offer creative ways of presenting research.

This Op-Eds Toolkit from UBC Public Humanities includes examples, resources and information on submitting op-eds. Op-eds present opportunities for academics to share their research as it relates to current news events and issues.

U of T Library resources to support researchers with information and guidance on research data management.

This video from SOSCIP introduces what they do, who they are, and how to get in touch with them.

This catalogue contains information about the broad array of applications and services offered to the U of T community by the Information Technology Services department.

This document provides a comparison of REDCap and Microsoft Form features, and provides suggestions about appropriate use cases.

Through a combination of videos, web pages, quizzes, and activities, this self-paced online course will use a data visualization design workflow model to introduce participants to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations. Self-enroll using your UTORid.

Through a combination of videos, web pages, quizzes, and activities, this self-paced online course will introduce participants to a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop. Self-enroll using your UTORid.

This introduction video describes institution-wide advanced research computing resources available through the University including: SciNet and Compute Canada; The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP); and Project Jupyter.

Compute Canada is a national governmental organization supporting advanced research computing (ARC) systems and storage, and provides support for large-scale, data-intensive research projects. Compute Canada includes SciNet, the supercomputer centre at the University of Toronto.

The ITS Private Cloud service is an on-site U of T server and storage virtualization platform similar to public could providers.

This information video describes the use of data repositories for long-term storage and sharing of research data. The video discusses U of T Dataverse and TSpace and provides resources for identifying external repositories.

The Alliance serves Canadian researchers, with the objective of advancing Canada’s position as a leader in the knowledge economy on the international stage. By integrating, championing and funding the infrastructure and activities required for advanced research computing (ARC), research data management (RDM) and research software (RS), the Alliance provides the platform for the research community to access tools and services.

FRDR is a platform for digital Research Data Management (RDM) and a robust repository option into which large research datasets can be ingested, curated, processed for preservation, discovered, cited, and shared.

Jupyter is an open-source tool that supports interactive data science and scientific computing across programming languages. There is a JupyterHub at SciNet available for research use.

The Carpentries builds global capacity in essential data and computational skills for conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research. The Carpentries project comprises the Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry communities that offer training in foundational computational and data science skills to researchers.

This toolkit (PDF) provides a guide for researchers on the development of effective policy briefs to communicate research findings to policymakers to support evidence-informed decision-making.

This document includes key takeaways from the the May 3, 2021 session “Strategies for Success with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding” and may provide useful information for those considering an NIH grant application

U of T Library’s Digital Preservation and Recovery Service offers tools and services to manage digital content, such as digital preservation, data recovery or media carrier preservation, and more.

DMP Assistant is an all-purpose tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs). Researchers will be guided through best practices in data stewardship. The tool walks researchers step-by-step through a number of key questions about data management. Guidance and examples are provided.

Re3data is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It includes repositories that enable permanent storage of and access to data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions.

This online Event Management Toolkit created by York University provides a comprehensive how-to guide along with a checklist to track progress towards creating inclusive events.

Working in Good Ways, from the University of Manitoba, offers practical strategies that community engaged learning practitioners can apply at different stages of their work with Indigenous communities.

These interactive modules by CIHR are designed to help researchers and peer reviewers account for and appropriately assess the integration of sex and gender across multiple areas of health research.

Learn the basics of Canadian copyright law and how it pertains to your research. Developed by U of T Libraries, these online copyright education modules cover the basics of copyright related to scholarly activities.

With research centres across Canada, the UAKN is a research network of urban Aboriginal communities, policy makers and academics, engaging in community driven research with the goal of contributing to a better quality of life for urban Aboriginal people.

This network helps facilitate the incorporation of Indigenous knowledges and research methodologies and practices into existing research programmes as a means of engaging with social justice issues, sustainable human relations and ecosystems.

IMN-Ontario is a five year health training program which is funded by CIHR to provide Indigenous scholars and trainees with high quality mentorship, training and opportunities to engage in Indigenous health and well-being research.

The vision of this network is to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples within Canada’s Atlantic region using evidence-informed solutions that address community-identified priorities.

Principles of ownership, control, access, and possession (OCAP®) assert that First Nations have control over data collection processes, and own and control how this information can be used. The First Nations Information Governance Centre offers education and training to help understand and respect OCAP®.

Chapter 9 of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) is designed to serve as a framework for the ethical conduct of research involving Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Guidelines prepared by the Ethics Office of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in conjunction with its Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, to assist researchers and institutions in carrying out ethical and culturally competent research involving Aboriginal people.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has a number of tools specifically intended to support applicants working in Indigenous research; merit reviewers assessing applications related to Indigenous research; and communities and other research partners engaged in Indigenous research.

The Indigenous Research Network (IRN) is a network of researchers involved in the field of Indigenous research at the University of Toronto. This multi-campus, multidimensional network includes those involved in research related to the challenges Indigenous Peoples and communities face and to promote curricular transformations required.

This is an illustrated web-resource to help community-engaged practitioners navigate the opportunities and tensions of hosting gatherings, meetings, and workshops online and remotely in the context of COVID-19.

To help University of Toronto (U of T) staff navigate evolving workplace environments, Information Technology Services (ITS) has launched a webpage on Working on campus. This webpage hosts frequently asked questions (FAQs), best practices and U of T resources to help you navigate your specific workplace environment.

To help University of Toronto (U of T) staff navigate evolving workplace environments, Information Technology Services (ITS) has launched a webpage on Working remotely. This webpage hosts frequently asked questions (FAQs), best practices and U of T resources to help you navigate your specific workplace environment.

Through the Office of the Vice-President, Faculty & Academic Life, this page consists of education modules and resources to support efforts to diversify the faculty complement and to address the role of unconscious bias in the academic life cycle.

NCFDD offers “independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.” U of T faculty may register for a free sub-account to take advantage of a suite of webinars and resources.

FNIGC does a wide range of work including research, training, capacity building, and knowledge translation, but there foundational work involves data gathering initiatives on- reserve and in Northern First Nations communities.

This page has information and resources in assessing potential risks and addressing potential concerns with international partnerships. It has important documents on “Engaging in International Research Partnerships: Principles and Approaches”, as well as the “Research Partnership Security Checklist”.

This information video introduces digital research preservation in the context of the research data lifecycle and describes institution-wide digital preservation resources available at U of T.

This TSpace Repository brings together policy-related research reports developed by University of Toronto Units on a variety of topics including local, provincial, national, and global public policy issues. This repository also provides guidelines for authors looking to publish a policy report on this repository.

GitHub is a website offering storage and collaboration tools for software development, based on the version control system Git. Commonly used to host opensource software, it can also be used to host datasets.

Planet.com is a portal where U of T students, staff, and faculty can download satellite imagery of the earth. Use Planet.com to view regional change over time (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly). Several kinds of imagery, including 3 and 4-band (NIR), are included. There are also some forms of on-the-fly spatial analysis available.

DiscoverResearch is a new online tool to highlight, celebrate and promote U of T experts across all disciplines. It’s THE place to find U of T’s research experts!

The IPHCC is an Indigenous-governed culture-based and Indigenous-informed organization. Its key mandate is to support the advancement and evolution of Indigenous primary health care services provision and planning throughout Ontario.

IPHCC has developed the Ne’iikaanigaana Toolkit-Creating Safer Environments for Indigenous Peoples, to support organizations on their journey towards cultural safety.

Start your entrepreneurship journey by completing these online training modules that teach you core management principles to help perfect your business plans and pitches.

An effective agenda can increase engagement and support good decision making. This template will help you to capture key discussion points, action items, and decisions.

This template can help you develop a risk management plan to capture important negative and positive risks, and responses to them.

Constellate is a browser-based tool for creating datasets from collections, such as JSTOR, and then teaches and facilitates text analysis on those datasets.

TDM Studio is a web platform for running text analyses on thousands of ProQuest datasets, including, but not limited to, such databases as ProQuest Dissertations & Theses and the New York Times.

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is the research arm of HathiTrust. It develops tools and resources that enable text or computational analysis of the HathiTrust corpus

This document makes suggestions on the types of documents one should compile when building their awards dossier

A schedule of the deadlines for major awards over the course of the 2022 calendar year

This page aggregates various tools and resources to support text and data mining, made available through the University of Toronto Libraries

This website provides investigators with research methods resources to help them design their studies using the best available methods. The material is relevant to both randomized and non-randomized trials, human and animal studies, and basic and applied research.

Through a combination of lecture and activities, this self-paced, online course will introduce participants to best practices and guidelines for designing effective infographics and evaluating them.

 

 

A suite of training videos from the Data Literacy Training Initiative, aimed at those who are new to data or those who have some experience with data but may need a refresher or want to expand their knowledge.

Native Land is an app to help map Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages.

This training resource was developed to provide guidance on how to conduct research that reflects, advances, and meets expectations for ethical, collaborative, and culturally supportive engagement with Inuit, Métis and First Nations individuals and communities.

The WBS is a useful project management tool to help establish a common and complete understanding of project scope. This resource provides a modifiable WBS template, utilizing research project examples.

The project schedule is a visual sequenced presentation of the work required to complete a project. This resource provides a template schedule customized for research projects.

The Tracking Sheet is a detailed working document that drives progress. The resource provides a blank schedule template for research projects.

The governance and management organogram is a tool to establish and visualize the governance structure of your project.

An online library that is updated with current and new resources related to community engagement. Its content is monitored by the Knowledge Mobilization and Community Engagement Specialist at the Leong Centre.

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The Inventor’s Guide to Technology Transfer explains how U of T’s technology transfer process works, from the patent process to negotiating license agreements. It also details U of T’s “inventor’s choice” policy.

This website is a companion website for Doing Qualitative Research Online, first edition, by Janet Salmons. It includes slide kits, podcasts, and journal articles to support online qualitative inquiry.

 

 

Provides a range of learning opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about conducting, editing or reading a systematic review.

 

 

CADRE is a cloud-based text and data mining service for large datasets. Over 220 million scientific publications and 1.7 billion citations can be queried and analyzed.

 

Geodisy is an open-source geospatial discovery platform for Canadian open research data. It indexes datasets from Dataverse repositories, as well as bounding box metadata from all repositories harvested by Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR).

SAS

SAS is a powerful, feature-rich, statistical analysis program. It is used in a wide variety of disciplines.

NVivo software is designed to help researchers organize, code, and analyze qualitative and mixed methods research data.

The aim of this checklist is to assist you in avoiding publishing your work in a low-quality deceptive publication.

This searchable database provides information on the latest Canadian and International research funding opportunities and research trends

These guidelines provide a simple approach to assessing and controlling the risk around the use of nanomaterials, even when the exact hazard presented by the materials is unknown. If you use or will use nanomaterials in the lab please use this guideline as a starting point for control measures.

Open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data.

Application for drawing chemical structures for use in database queries, the preparation of graphics for lab reports and journal articles, providing electronic descriptions of molecules and reactions, and features advanced prediction tools.

Reference management software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Open source citation management tool which helps you collect, organize, cite and share research.

Web of Science is a platform consisting of several literature search databases designed to support scientific and scholarly research. The content spans multiple disciplines, document types, and formats, and provides citation information and impact factors.

Four distinct web archives (collections) are available: Canadian government information; Canadian labour unions; Canadian political parties and interest groups;and UofT web archives. The web archives are full-text searchable and available to researchers.

TSpace is an open access research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of the University of Toronto community, including faculty and graduate student research.

The SPSS software platform offers advanced statistical analysis, a vast library of machine learning algorithms, text analysis, open source extensibility, integration with other applications.

The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

Geospatial datasets collection portal. Includes land-based vector data (water, cultural features, etc.), census geography, orthophotography, and more

A citation management tool which allows you to keep track of your citations used in your research. Users can also annotate and organize research, while collaborating with other colleagues on campus.

R

Open source software environment for statistical analysis.

ORCID is an author identification registry resource that helps to eliminate any ambiguity regarding common author names. It allows any eligible researchers to register and receive a unique ID, manage their account, and search for others in the ORCID Registry.

Exhibits U of T showcases digitized material from University of Toronto Libraries collections. This allows faculty and students to create context-rich exhibits and web pages.

The University of Toronto Libraries’ MyMedia offers an archival storage and streaming solution for media content. Use MyMedia to upload a wide array of video and audio file formats and manage and share your media. All media files are re-encoded into a standard format for web playback.

FADIS is an art and architecture repository and teaching tool consisting of over 250,000 digital images, videos and audio files with accompanying metadata for private study and research.

Global Mapper is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) desktop software, specializing in spacial data processing, analysis and visualization.

Gephi is an open-source software for network visualization and analysis.

Data conversion and transformation software with a focus on geospatial formats.

Suite of desktop and online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. GIS software allows for the compilation, analysis and visualization of geographic data. The suite includes, among many others, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, StoryMaps

U of T Dataverse is a multi-disciplinary repository open to U of T researchers to deposit and share research data. It can also be used to discover and reuse data produced by other researchers. Deposited datasets receive DOIs. Files are held in a secure environment on Canadian servers.

A web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. Covidence supports citation screening, full text review, risk of bias assessment, extraction of study characteristics and outcomes, and the export of data and references.

Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure <odesi> is a digital repository for social science data, including polling data. It is a web-based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool that uses the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) social science data standard. <odesi> provides researchers the ability to search for survey questions (variables) across thousands of datasets. There are both microdata and aggregate data available, in a range of formats.

The Systematic and Scoping Review Collaboration (SSRC) connects University of Toronto health science researchers with librarians, who partner as co-authors in the planning, execution, and writing of knowledge synthesis studies.

This guide is intended for U of T faculty, staff, and students interested in launching a start-up company based on intellectual property developed at the University of Toronto. It is also a broad overview of the start-up process and provides background on resources available for all U of T entrepreneurs

Microsoft Teams is a collaborative, cloud-based workspace and communications tool that allows users to share files, in addition to supporting private and channel-based messaging.

Forms is a new feature of Office 365 that allows for quick and easy creation of custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more.

REDCap is a web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations.

This online step-by-step guide can be used to learn how to properly and effectively conduct comprehensive searches of the literature in the health sciences

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library has primary sources available online including over 22,000 texts and 6,300 photographs relating to British, European and Canadian literature, philosophy, theology, political science, the history of science and medicine, Hebraica and Judaica, and the history and art of the book.

Online platform aggregating basic info regarding U of T and affiliated institution research projects and the resources that can be used to support COVID-19 related efforts (may require request to access).

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) education resources, including both internal and external materials, to support best practices in research and innovation activities

This searchable and sortable database provides information for the U of T community members who are interested in searching available research funding opportunities. The table may be filtered by sponsor, program, date, grant type or by any keyword or research area.

The document is intended to serve as support for reflection and as the basis for discussion of strategic decisions on internationalisation.

The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation website provides resources for researchers and staff related to conducting research at the University of Toronto, including research news, funding and nomination opportunities, events and workshops, forms and templates, and more.

ChemWatch GoldFFX is an online database with SDS available in Globally Harmonized System format. Access from University of Toronto IP addresses only.

UTSend is a service to make it easy for you to move files, including large files up to 1.0 GB, in and out of University of Toronto.

Microsoft OneDrive is a secure, personal, cloud-based document management and file storage application, with sharing capabilities that include editing.

Academic researchers can request a modest amount of storage for research data at no cost. Resources are available through ‘opportunistic use’, i.e., a shared pool of unallocated resources.

Compute Canada deploys state-of-the-art advanced research computing systems and storage, and provides support for large-scale, data-intensive research projects. Compute Canada provides support to researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences that includes robust storage solutions.

Discover Archives is a database of archival holdings (finding aids) at all University of Toronto archives and its federated college archives. The database contains text descriptions of material related to the University of Toronto’s history, as well as records from private individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.

Collections U of T provides access to U of T digital special collections, as well as scholarly digital projects.

The Collections U of T service focuses on faculty and library department partnerships to design and develop digital collections.

 

UTL Journal Production Services supports open access publishing at U of T by providing free hosting for academic faculty and student journals on Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. You can publish your journal with UTL Journal Production Services.

Tableau Desktop is a commercial program used to create data visualizations and interactive dashboards. Researchers at U of T can get a free 1-year license for non-commercial academic research or teaching.

CanPath provides health, behavioural, genomic and environmental data, as well as biological samples, from over 330,00 Canadian participants to researchers investigating environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors related to the development and progression of cancer and chronic diseases.

CANUE is a consortium made up of voluntary members from the multi-disciplinary fields of environmental health research, health policy, and urban design and planning. CANUE collates and generates standard measures of environmental factors and provides these data to the Canadian research community.

The CRIB is a multidisciplinary social work research centre focused on using community-based methods and principles to advance research, policy and practice for Black survivors of homicide victims.

The mandate of the DHN is to design and support initiatives that raise awareness and build upon U of T’s existing strengths in the digital humanities. The DHN supports initiatives that encompass interpretative or theoretical work on a wide variety of computational approaches to humanities research.

THETA is a multidisciplinary research collaboration dedicated to providing evidence informed decision support to health technology policy makers and advancing the science of health technology assessment.

Microsoft Bookings is a scheduling tool that allows you to keep track of appointments and clients.

Security Planner is an easy-to-use guide with expert-reviewed advice for staying safer online. It provides recommendations on implementing basic online practices. Security Planner is a project of the Citizen Lab, a group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at U of T.

Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet tool that can be used to store, organize, analyze and visualize data.

Microsoft SharePoint Online is a secure cloud-based platform that enables groups to collaborate, share, store, and publish documents or web content.

Microsoft Stream is a secure video service that allows you to share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions and related videos. With Stream, users can access their videos on multiple devices from any location and deliver both live and on-demand videos to curated audiences.

The BRU is a collaborative team of experienced statisticians providing biostatistical guidance to affiliated researchers throughout the life cycle of a project.

Access the latest COVID-19 funding opportunities, data and visualizations, and collaboration opportunities.

Find out about available tools and supports to collect and store research data securely.

Review upcoming awards and honours opportunities and tips on how to prepare a successful nomination.

Find resources and strategies to enhance your writing practice such as starting your own writing community.

Explore current techniques, tools and leading practices for designing virtual research events.

Gale Digital Scholar Lab allows researchers and students to create corpora and perform computational analyses on Gale Collections materials.

Digital Scholarship Services at the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) supports research using digital methods and tools (e.g. text and data mining), and provides help with APIs.

One access point for contacting the Library for research support.

This video is a virtual tour of the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) website (https://cris.utoronto.ca).

Media Commons Archives makes available archival and special collection materials of Canadian national and regional significance relating to the audio-visual and media communities and popular culture.

A list of the most popular research databases available through U of T Libraries. Links are also provided for a list of the best research databases by subject, and by title.

The Network is for all those who are interested in scoping reviews, from first time authors to experienced methodologists and researchers. The aim is to connect and share resources to improve the quality of scoping reviews.

Delivered by journal editors from Nature Research, the four short modules provide a comprehensive overview of peer review. Focus is on natural sciences.

This online module, from the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Physiology, explores some of the different types of roles & responsibilities that comprise diverse research teams in academia, industry and knowledge translation.

In this online module, from the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Physiology, learn how discoveries are translated into new products and services.

In this online module, from the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Physiology, become familiar with key ideas to effectively plan, execute and complete tasks needed to reach your objective.

This U of T webpage provides guidance and considerations for research recovery, decisions regarding face-to-face human participant research taking place on campus and in the field.

LibKey Nomad is a Chrome extension that provides instant links to full text content for articles as you do research on the web. Get one click access to library content from publisher websites like PubMed, Wikipedia and more.

BrowZine is an app that allows you to access and browse e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface.

Joint workshops help lay the groundwork for future international collaborative research. The Office of the Vice-President, International will provide up to $5000 to help facilitate a joint research workshop.

Find resources, toolkits, guidelines, funding and training opportunities for creating or building a community research partnership.

U of T Global provides seed funding to support research collaborations with international partners.

The Office of the Vice-President, International website is the gateway to the university’s international activities. Find resource and information on international partnerships, funding, and more.

This document is the second edition of a compilation of resources addressed to junior researchers whose social research projects have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Published by the University of Washington’s Earth Lab.

 

This online module which is part of ‘The Health Researcher’s Toolkit: Why Sex and Gender Matter’ was developed by Women’s Xchange. In this module you will learn about the concept of intersectionality, why it is relevant to your research and how to apply it to health research.

 

This Government of Canada website provides information on how to safeguard your research and innovations.

An integral part of the methodological description of a systematic review and meta-analyses is a flow diagram. This tool allows you to produce a flow diagram for your own review that conforms to the PRISMA2020 Statement.

 

 

Online modules included in this toolkit introduce key concepts, definitions, and short video lectures from research experts on integrating sex and gender into a variety of research methodologies – from secondary data analysis to concept mapping.

 

 

ChemWatch GoldFFX is an online database with SDS available in Globally Harmonized System format. Access from University of Toronto IP addresses only.

 

 

This Podcasting Toolkit from UBC Public Humanities includes examples, resources, tools, recommended reading, and information on promoting and funding your podcast. The podcast format can offer creative ways of presenting research.

This Op-Eds Toolkit from UBC Public Humanities includes examples, resources and information on submitting op-eds. Op-eds present opportunities for academics to share their research as it relates to current news events and issues.

U of T Library resources to support researchers with information and guidance on research data management.

This video from SOSCIP introduces what they do, who they are, and how to get in touch with them.

This catalogue contains information about the broad array of applications and services offered to the U of T community by the Information Technology Services department.

This document provides a comparison of REDCap and Microsoft Form features, and provides suggestions about appropriate use cases.

Through a combination of videos, web pages, quizzes, and activities, this self-paced online course will use a data visualization design workflow model to introduce participants to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations. Self-enroll using your UTORid.

Through a combination of videos, web pages, quizzes, and activities, this self-paced online course will introduce participants to a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop. Self-enroll using your UTORid.

This introduction video describes institution-wide advanced research computing resources available through the University including: SciNet and Compute Canada; The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP); and Project Jupyter.

Compute Canada is a national governmental organization supporting advanced research computing (ARC) systems and storage, and provides support for large-scale, data-intensive research projects. Compute Canada includes SciNet, the supercomputer centre at the University of Toronto.

The ITS Private Cloud service is an on-site U of T server and storage virtualization platform similar to public could providers.

This information video describes the use of data repositories for long-term storage and sharing of research data. The video discusses U of T Dataverse and TSpace and provides resources for identifying external repositories.

The Alliance serves Canadian researchers, with the objective of advancing Canada’s position as a leader in the knowledge economy on the international stage. By integrating, championing and funding the infrastructure and activities required for advanced research computing (ARC), research data management (RDM) and research software (RS), the Alliance provides the platform for the research community to access tools and services.

FRDR is a platform for digital Research Data Management (RDM) and a robust repository option into which large research datasets can be ingested, curated, processed for preservation, discovered, cited, and shared.

Jupyter is an open-source tool that supports interactive data science and scientific computing across programming languages. There is a JupyterHub at SciNet available for research use.

The Carpentries builds global capacity in essential data and computational skills for conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research. The Carpentries project comprises the Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry communities that offer training in foundational computational and data science skills to researchers.

This toolkit (PDF) provides a guide for researchers on the development of effective policy briefs to communicate research findings to policymakers to support evidence-informed decision-making.

This document includes key takeaways from the the May 3, 2021 session “Strategies for Success with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding” and may provide useful information for those considering an NIH grant application

U of T Library’s Digital Preservation and Recovery Service offers tools and services to manage digital content, such as digital preservation, data recovery or media carrier preservation, and more.

DMP Assistant is an all-purpose tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs). Researchers will be guided through best practices in data stewardship. The tool walks researchers step-by-step through a number of key questions about data management. Guidance and examples are provided.

Re3data is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It includes repositories that enable permanent storage of and access to data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions.

Working in Good Ways, from the University of Manitoba, offers practical strategies that community engaged learning practitioners can apply at different stages of their work with Indigenous communities.

These interactive modules by CIHR are designed to help researchers and peer reviewers account for and appropriately assess the integration of sex and gender across multiple areas of health research.

Learn the basics of Canadian copyright law and how it pertains to your research. Developed by U of T Libraries, these online copyright education modules cover the basics of copyright related to scholarly activities.

With research centres across Canada, the UAKN is a research network of urban Aboriginal communities, policy makers and academics, engaging in community driven research with the goal of contributing to a better quality of life for urban Aboriginal people.

This network helps facilitate the incorporation of Indigenous knowledges and research methodologies and practices into existing research programmes as a means of engaging with social justice issues, sustainable human relations and ecosystems.

IMN-Ontario is a five year health training program which is funded by CIHR to provide Indigenous scholars and trainees with high quality mentorship, training and opportunities to engage in Indigenous health and well-being research.

The vision of this network is to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples within Canada’s Atlantic region using evidence-informed solutions that address community-identified priorities.

Principles of ownership, control, access, and possession (OCAP®) assert that First Nations have control over data collection processes, and own and control how this information can be used. The First Nations Information Governance Centre offers education and training to help understand and respect OCAP®.

Chapter 9 of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) is designed to serve as a framework for the ethical conduct of research involving Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Guidelines prepared by the Ethics Office of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in conjunction with its Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, to assist researchers and institutions in carrying out ethical and culturally competent research involving Aboriginal people.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has a number of tools specifically intended to support applicants working in Indigenous research; merit reviewers assessing applications related to Indigenous research; and communities and other research partners engaged in Indigenous research.

This is an illustrated web-resource to help community-engaged practitioners navigate the opportunities and tensions of hosting gatherings, meetings, and workshops online and remotely in the context of COVID-19.

Through the Office of the Vice-President, Faculty & Academic Life, this page consists of education modules and resources to support efforts to diversify the faculty complement and to address the role of unconscious bias in the academic life cycle.

NCFDD offers “independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.” U of T faculty may register for a free sub-account to take advantage of a suite of webinars and resources.

FNIGC does a wide range of work including research, training, capacity building, and knowledge translation, but there foundational work involves data gathering initiatives on- reserve and in Northern First Nations communities.

This page has information and resources in assessing potential risks and addressing potential concerns with international partnerships. It has important documents on “Engaging in International Research Partnerships: Principles and Approaches”, as well as the “Research Partnership Security Checklist”.

This information video introduces digital research preservation in the context of the research data lifecycle and describes institution-wide digital preservation resources available at U of T.

This TSpace Repository brings together policy-related research reports developed by University of Toronto Units on a variety of topics including local, provincial, national, and global public policy issues. This repository also provides guidelines for authors looking to publish a policy report on this repository.

GitHub is a website offering storage and collaboration tools for software development, based on the version control system Git. Commonly used to host opensource software, it can also be used to host datasets.

Planet.com is a portal where U of T students, staff, and faculty can download satellite imagery of the earth. Use Planet.com to view regional change over time (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly). Several kinds of imagery, including 3 and 4-band (NIR), are included. There are also some forms of on-the-fly spatial analysis available.

DiscoverResearch is a new online tool to highlight, celebrate and promote U of T experts across all disciplines. It’s THE place to find U of T’s research experts!

The IPHCC is an Indigenous-governed culture-based and Indigenous-informed organization. Its key mandate is to support the advancement and evolution of Indigenous primary health care services provision and planning throughout Ontario.

IPHCC has developed the Ne’iikaanigaana Toolkit-Creating Safer Environments for Indigenous Peoples, to support organizations on their journey towards cultural safety.

Start your entrepreneurship journey by completing these online training modules that teach you core management principles to help perfect your business plans and pitches.

An effective agenda can increase engagement and support good decision making. This template will help you to capture key discussion points, action items, and decisions.

This template can help you develop a risk management plan to capture important negative and positive risks, and responses to them.

Constellate is a browser-based tool for creating datasets from collections, such as JSTOR, and then teaches and facilitates text analysis on those datasets.

TDM Studio is a web platform for running text analyses on thousands of ProQuest datasets, including, but not limited to, such databases as ProQuest Dissertations & Theses and the New York Times.

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is the research arm of HathiTrust. It develops tools and resources that enable text or computational analysis of the HathiTrust corpus

This page aggregates various tools and resources to support text and data mining, made available through the University of Toronto Libraries

This website provides investigators with research methods resources to help them design their studies using the best available methods. The material is relevant to both randomized and non-randomized trials, human and animal studies, and basic and applied research.

Through a combination of lecture and activities, this self-paced, online course will introduce participants to best practices and guidelines for designing effective infographics and evaluating them.

 

 

A suite of training videos from the Data Literacy Training Initiative, aimed at those who are new to data or those who have some experience with data but may need a refresher or want to expand their knowledge.

Native Land is an app to help map Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages.

This training resource was developed to provide guidance on how to conduct research that reflects, advances, and meets expectations for ethical, collaborative, and culturally supportive engagement with Inuit, Métis and First Nations individuals and communities.

The WBS is a useful project management tool to help establish a common and complete understanding of project scope. This resource provides a modifiable WBS template, utilizing research project examples.

The project schedule is a visual sequenced presentation of the work required to complete a project. This resource provides a template schedule customized for research projects.

The Tracking Sheet is a detailed working document that drives progress. The resource provides a blank schedule template for research projects.

An online library that is updated with current and new resources related to community engagement. Its content is monitored by the Knowledge Mobilization and Community Engagement Specialist at the Leong Centre.

Administration Tools (38) — Find resources for administering R&I

This searchable database provides information on the latest Canadian and International research funding opportunities and research trends

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services including: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

U of T’s information security awareness and education initiative.

The My Research system is an online portal for research-related administrative and financial activities at the University of Toronto. It is made up of the following four systems:

  • My Research Applications (MRA)
  • My Research On Line (MROL)
  • My Research Animal Protocols (MRAP)
  • My Research Human Protocols (MRHP)

This searchable and sortable database provides information for the U of T community members who are interested in searching available research funding opportunities. The table may be filtered by sponsor, program, date, grant type or by any keyword or research area.

The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation website provides resources for researchers and staff related to conducting research at the University of Toronto, including research news, funding and nomination opportunities, events and workshops, forms and templates, and more.

ChemWatch GoldFFX is an online database with SDS available in Globally Harmonized System format. Access from University of Toronto IP addresses only.

UTSend is a service to make it easy for you to move files, including large files up to 1.0 GB, in and out of University of Toronto.

Microsoft OneDrive is a secure, personal, cloud-based document management and file storage application, with sharing capabilities that include editing.

Microsoft Bookings is a scheduling tool that allows you to keep track of appointments and clients.

Security Planner is an easy-to-use guide with expert-reviewed advice for staying safer online. It provides recommendations on implementing basic online practices. Security Planner is a project of the Citizen Lab, a group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at U of T.

To aid faculty and staff in navigating the new Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Adminstration (TAGFA), this VPRI resource page includes a companion guide, FAQ page, and training videos.

Microsoft SharePoint Online is a secure cloud-based platform that enables groups to collaborate, share, store, and publish documents or web content.

This video is a virtual tour of the Division of the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) website (https://research.utoronto.ca).

Quickly and easily search for staff, faculty members and division or department information at U of T.

In this online module, from the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Physiology, become familiar with key ideas to effectively plan, execute and complete tasks needed to reach your objective.

Created by VPRI, this onboarding guide helps new faculty get oriented to research-specific resources and processes at U of T.

This is a resource from the Bureau of Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce. This file covers frequently asked questions regarding export administration regulations for academics and researchers.

 

This Government of Canada website provides information on how to safeguard your research and innovations.

ChemWatch GoldFFX is an online database with SDS available in Globally Harmonized System format. Access from University of Toronto IP addresses only.

 

 

This catalogue contains information about the broad array of applications and services offered to the U of T community by the Information Technology Services department.

This document provides a comparison of REDCap and Microsoft Form features, and provides suggestions about appropriate use cases.

To help University of Toronto (U of T) staff navigate evolving workplace environments, Information Technology Services (ITS) has launched a webpage on Working on campus. This webpage hosts frequently asked questions (FAQs), best practices and U of T resources to help you navigate your specific workplace environment.

To help University of Toronto (U of T) staff navigate evolving workplace environments, Information Technology Services (ITS) has launched a webpage on Working remotely. This webpage hosts frequently asked questions (FAQs), best practices and U of T resources to help you navigate your specific workplace environment.

Through the Office of the Vice-President, Faculty & Academic Life, this page consists of education modules and resources to support efforts to diversify the faculty complement and to address the role of unconscious bias in the academic life cycle.

NCFDD offers “independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.” U of T faculty may register for a free sub-account to take advantage of a suite of webinars and resources.

This page has information and resources in assessing potential risks and addressing potential concerns with international partnerships. It has important documents on “Engaging in International Research Partnerships: Principles and Approaches”, as well as the “Research Partnership Security Checklist”.

DiscoverResearch is a new online tool to highlight, celebrate and promote U of T experts across all disciplines. It’s THE place to find U of T’s research experts!

An effective agenda can increase engagement and support good decision making. This template will help you to capture key discussion points, action items, and decisions.

This template can help you develop a risk management plan to capture important negative and positive risks, and responses to them.

This document makes suggestions on the types of documents one should compile when building their awards dossier

A schedule of the deadlines for major awards over the course of the 2022 calendar year

The WBS is a useful project management tool to help establish a common and complete understanding of project scope. This resource provides a modifiable WBS template, utilizing research project examples.

The project schedule is a visual sequenced presentation of the work required to complete a project. This resource provides a template schedule customized for research projects.

The Tracking Sheet is a detailed working document that drives progress. The resource provides a blank schedule template for research projects.

The governance and management organogram is a tool to establish and visualize the governance structure of your project.

Navigator (24) — Find services and offices with R&I expertise

The Map and Data Library offers a rich and diverse set of supports and services related to maps, datasets, microdata, data visualization, statistics, geospatial data portals, research data management, and more.

SciNet is Canada’s largest supercomputer centre, providing Canadian researchers with computational resources and expertise necessary to perform their research. They also offer free education and training on advanced computing skills

The office offers a variety of services and supports such as the syllabus service, open access publishing support, copyright permissions, film screenings, and more.

The Systematic and Scoping Review Collaboration (SSRC) connects University of Toronto health science researchers with librarians, who partner as co-authors in the planning, execution, and writing of knowledge synthesis studies.

The Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) helps build successful partnerships between industry, government, and the U of T research community. IPO also manages U of T’s portfolio of intellectual property and is your first stop for technology transfer at U of T.

The MADlab is devoted to accelerating mobile software development. The Lab hosts equipment, collaborative workspace, user groups and workshops, and is open to all University of Toronto students, staff and faculty

SOSCIP provides academic researchers with access to leading-edge advanced computing technology to foster innovative research and development projects with industry partners

Access the University of Toronto Libraries support for entrepreneurship, startups and commercialization. From science and technology literature to market research and patents, find workshops, resources and direct librarian supports.

UTL provides financial support to a number of external initiatives that work to unlock research created across disciplines. The University Libraries also provide resources for researchers and faculty looking to publish OA.

Liaison librarians may be consulted for a range of services offered by the library to support research, such as research consultations, collection requests, and questions or suggestions about library and information technology services.

The Toronto Region Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) is a secure computer lab where approved researchers can access and analyze confidential microdata from Statistics Canada surveys and administrative databases, including Census data, General Social Surveys (GSS), and Canadian Community Health Surveys (CCHS).

CanPath provides health, behavioural, genomic and environmental data, as well as biological samples, from over 330,00 Canadian participants to researchers investigating environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors related to the development and progression of cancer and chronic diseases.

CANUE is a consortium made up of voluntary members from the multi-disciplinary fields of environmental health research, health policy, and urban design and planning. CANUE collates and generates standard measures of environmental factors and provides these data to the Canadian research community.

The CRIB is a multidisciplinary social work research centre focused on using community-based methods and principles to advance research, policy and practice for Black survivors of homicide victims.

The mandate of the DHN is to design and support initiatives that raise awareness and build upon U of T’s existing strengths in the digital humanities. The DHN supports initiatives that encompass interpretative or theoretical work on a wide variety of computational approaches to humanities research.

THETA is a multidisciplinary research collaboration dedicated to providing evidence informed decision support to health technology policy makers and advancing the science of health technology assessment.

Digital Scholarship Services at the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) supports research using digital methods and tools (e.g. text and data mining), and provides help with APIs.

One access point for contacting the Library for research support.

This video is a virtual tour of the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) website (https://cris.utoronto.ca).

The Office of the Vice-President, International website is the gateway to the university’s international activities. Find resource and information on international partnerships, funding, and more.

This webpage includes a list of publishers, where the University of Toronto Libraries has negotiated discounts, giving eligible authors access to discounted article processing charges (APC).

 

 

The Alliance serves Canadian researchers, with the objective of advancing Canada’s position as a leader in the knowledge economy on the international stage. By integrating, championing and funding the infrastructure and activities required for advanced research computing (ARC), research data management (RDM) and research software (RS), the Alliance provides the platform for the research community to access tools and services.

FRDR is a platform for digital Research Data Management (RDM) and a robust repository option into which large research datasets can be ingested, curated, processed for preservation, discovered, cited, and shared.

The Indigenous Research Network (IRN) is a network of researchers involved in the field of Indigenous research at the University of Toronto. This multi-campus, multidimensional network includes those involved in research related to the challenges Indigenous Peoples and communities face and to promote curricular transformations required.

Collaboration Spaces (6) — Find in person and virtual spaces

Request access to central or shared spaces at U of T, including academic classrooms and shared community areas.

Online platform aggregating basic info regarding U of T and affiliated institution research projects and the resources that can be used to support COVID-19 related efforts (may require request to access).

Located in the Banting Institute, this space is available to forge connections between start-ups and entrepreneurship programs across U of T campuses.

Located in MN building at UTM, CDRS has three spaces available suitable for small research project team meetings, symposia, or conferences. Video conferencing, white boards, and kitchenette available. Weekly and on-going research support programming, see EVE or CDRS’ calendar.

Joint workshops help lay the groundwork for future international collaborative research. The Office of the Vice-President, International will provide up to $5000 to help facilitate a joint research workshop.

This online Event Management Toolkit created by York University provides a comprehensive how-to guide along with a checklist to track progress towards creating inclusive events.