Resources for trainees
The Research Training Centre Steering Committee develops activities, resources or events to assist students and fellows
- when they first arrive at Baycrest
- in their social and professional life while they are at Baycrest
- in preparing for the next step in their professional career after Baycrest
Please send your ideas, issues or concerns to email@example.com
- Professional Networking, the Graduate School, Michigan State University
- Effective Presentations. Online tutorial series from the University of Kansas Medical Center
- Twenty Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Research Conference Experience, University of Texas at Austin
- Developing an Effective Poster Presentation, by Jeff Radel, University of Kansas Medical Center
- Poster Presentations, University of Buffalo
- Effective Poster Design: A Step-by-Step Guide, University of Guelph
- Creating Effective Poster Presentations, North Carolina State University
- Advice on Designing Scientific Posters, Swarthmore College, USA
- Poster Sessions (Writing Guides), Colorado State University
- Expanded Guidelines for Giving a Poster Presentation, American Society of Primatologists
- Designing Communications for a Poster Fair, Pennsylvania State University
- Do’s and Don’ts of Poster Presentation, Biophysical Journal
- Preparing Professional Scientific Posters (by hand), Kristine A. Kirkeby, University of Minnesota.
Giving a Talk
- Designing Effective Visual Aids for Presentations by Jeff Radel and Carol Massoth, University of Kansas Medical Center
- Preparing an Oral Presentation: Suggestions and Strategies for Scientific and Academic Settings by Jeff Radel, University of Kansas Medical Center
- Oral Presentation Advice by Mark D. Hill, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The following books may be signed out for use by all Research trainees. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org:
- APA Publication Manual, 4th Edition (1994)
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), APA
- Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, (2005), Field, A.
- Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, (), Kolb, B. & Wishaw, I.Q.
- Human Neuropsychology, (1998), Martin, G.N.
- Principles of Neuropsychology, (2001), Zillmer, E.A. & Spiers, M.V.
- Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach, (1996), Bordens, K.S. & Abbott, B.B.
- Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, (1997), Jaccard, J.J. & Becker, M.A.
- The Design of Experiments in Neuroscience, (2006), Harrington, M.
- The Psychology Major’s Handbook, (2006), Kuther, T.L.
- Writing Papers in Psychology, (2006), Rosnow, R. & Rosnow, M.
- The Biological Bases of Human Behavior, (2000), Pope, G.G.
- Neuropsychology. Clinical and Experimental Foundations, (2006), Elias, L.J. & D. M. Saucier
- Fundamental Neuroscience 2nd Ed., (2002), Haines, D.E.
- Cognitive Neuroscience. The Biology of the Mind 2nd Ed., (2002), Gazzaniga, M.S., Ivry, R.B. & G.R. Mangun
- Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology 2nd Ed., (2004), M.T. Banich
- Foundations of Physiological Psychology 6th Ed., (2005), Carlson, N.R.
- Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior, (1995), Kandel, E.R., Schwartz, J.H. & T.M. Jessell.
- Neuroscience. An Outline Approach, (2002), Castro, A.J., Merchut, M.P., Neafsey, E.J. & R.D. Wurster
- Fundamental Neuroscience 2nd Ed., (2003), Squire, L.R., Bloom, F.E., McConnell, S.K., Roberts, J.L., Spitzer, N.C. & M.J. Zigmond
More information about Google sites will be included soon
ORION O3 Collaboration
The RRI is part of the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION), an advanced technology, ultra fast fibre optic network that supports and facilitates research, education, collaboration and innovation across Ontario. As an ORION-connected institution, RRI researchers and trainees have access to O3 Collaboration, a virtual space to discover and connect with peers, share knowledge, and collaborate privately while utilizing a powerful suite of tools and resources.
All research projects involving Toronto Academic Hospital Science NEtwork (TAHSN) Institution physicians, staff (including staff acting as investigators outside the Institution), students (i.e. research within the institution or using institutional resources), or patients must obtain ethical approval from the Research Ethics Board (REB) before research can begin.
- How to use Presentation from Neurobehavioural Systems: YouTube video tutorials give new users a quick start in programming experiments.
- The MathWorks documentation site for MATLAB has all the information you need to get going with this software
- MIT’s Introduction to MATLAB
Farjoun, Yossi. 18.S997 Introduction To MATLAB Programming, Fall 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-s997-introduction-to-matlab-programming-fall-2011 (Accessed 24 Jan, 2014). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
- The Student Resource Center at the official SPSS site offers tutorials with videos as well as links to discussion boards, list-serves and other resources for addressing specific questions:
- Power user Raynald Levesque has an entire website devoted to all things SPSS: It contains a ton of tips and tricks for advanced users, but also online tutorials and a ‘Newbie’s Corner’ for those just getting started.
- If you want to use this FREE statistical analysis program, you can download the program and get some information from the R Project website
- A free R manual can be obtained through the Comprehensive R Archive Network
- A free online course is available through Coursera
Open online courses
The project http://www.onlinecourses.com/ is a free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college course that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT. A resource for those looking to explore additional educational topics.
The Postgraduate Online Research Training provides excellent research training tutorials in multiple languages.
- The University of Toronto provides the specific mechanical details you need to follow for your thesis to be accepted by the School of Graduate Studies, including styles and templates.
- Approaching Dissertation Research, the Graduate School, Michigan State University, provides a list of relevant tip-sheets and articles.
- Getting started with your thesis or dissertation, UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies
- How to Organize Your Thesis, Professor John Chinneck, Carleton University
- The Literature Review: A Few Tips on Conducting It, Dena Taylor and Margaret Procter, of the University of Toronto
- Writing Your Dissertation: A Guide, The University of North Carolina Writing Center
- Writing the Dissertation, the Graduate School, Michigan State University, provides a list of relevant tip-sheets and articles.
- Finishing the Dissertation, Renata Kobetts Miller, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- What is a Thesis Defense?, Chris Riesbeck, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Getting Published as a Graduate Student in the Sciences by Richard M. Reis, The Chronicle of Higher Education (2000).
- Publishing Your Work, the Graduate School, Michigan State University, provides a comprehensive listing of tipsheets, articles and other resources on the topic.
- The Ethics of Authorship: Feature Overview–How Should Authorship Be Decided?, Katie Cottingham, Science Careers, AAAS.
- How to peer review , K. Duff, et. al, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2009.
- Ten Simple Rules for Writing Research Papers (Zhang W., 2014, PLoS Comput Biol 10(1): e1003453. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003453)
- The Art of Grantsmanship by Jacob Kraicer, University of Toronto
- The Back Door to Grant Writing, by Morgan C. Giddings, PhD.
- Grant Writing Resources, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Western Ontario
- Elements of a Successful Proposal, McMaster University
- How to Write a Competitive Grant Proposal, The University of British Columbia
- Proposal Writing Short Course, The Foundation Centre, USA.
- An Evidence-Based Guide to Writing Grant Proposals for Clinical Research. S.K. Inouye and D.A.Fiellin (2005). Ann Intern Med, 142: 274-282.
- Debunking Some Myths About Grant Writing, Kenneth T. Henson, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Elements of a proposal, F. Pajares, Emory University, USA
- Three deadly sins of grant writing, M. Giddings, The Scientist blog, January 04, 2011
- Tips and great hints for writing an award winning scholarship application, UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies
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