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Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

This two-day workshop will include lessons in and Programming in Python, the Unix Shell, and Plotting Version Control with Git, with instructors and helpers who are U of T staff and graduate students.

More information and registration available at

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Learn how to safely operate the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers. You must also pass our 3D printing knowledge test.

If you would like this presentation to be offered at a different day or time, please provide feedback to us at

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

This hands-on workshop provides the foundation for using NVivo 12 and is designed for anyone who is analyzing qualitative research. You will gain key skills in NVivo 12:

    Create a research project | Use real research data to set up a project so it is clear and organized Import files into a project | Bring documents into a project and prepare data for coding Code data | Analyze data and learn how to attach notations/comments to your data

This workshop will be for Windows only.
Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the workshop will only cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

The workshop is best suited for: Researchers, graduate students, post-graduate students, and research staff.

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor, Room 5-053. Map & Data Library Computer Lab


Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Maximize your Research Impact Series

Understanding how your researcher identity and your research outputs (articles, books, patents, conference proceedings, posters, data contributions, videos, blog posts, etc.) are measured and quantified is crucial for researchers at all stages to understand. The context around how metrics are meant to be used and how they can be misused is crucial to understanding how to use metrics responsibly. How is your work found and used by others? What type of citation and usage footprint is your published work creating? What is the impact of your research and contribution to your community over time?

Your researcher identity is formed by combining all of your research output and its impact. Taking charge of your researcher identity can help distinguish your work from other authors, giving more accurate insight into your impact and helping create a portfolio of your contributions.

Workshop attendees will understand the importance of tracking the impact of your output and how this is done. You will also learn how to take charge of and manage your researcher identity so that you are uniquely identified and connected to all of your contributions over time. 

What you'll learn in Part One Part One focuses on the environment regarding quantitative measures of research impact:

Article level metrics (e.g. how your published work is tracked, used, and cited, as well as social media awareness, etc.);

Researcher metrics or quantitative output of the individual (e.g. h-index, citation metrics, etc.);

Journal-level metrics to evaluate journals that you plan to submit manuscripts to (e.g. impact factor, citescore, etc.).

Responsible use of metrics

This session is part of the Maximize your Research Impact GPS Series. To receive GPS credit, you must also attend Part 2: Researcher Identity 


Robarts Library Electronic Classroom, Room 4033

What to bring
    Computer stations are provided, but you can also bring your laptop if you prefer to follow along on your own device 


Research and teaching

  • Research and course guides

    Research advice, useful tools, and the best resources for your needs curated by librarians.

  • Researcher support

    Services to help you with all facets of your research: finding materials; discovering resources; and managing your publications and research data.

  • Copyright and syllabus services

    Support for course readings, syllabi, publishing, and open access.

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