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


Poster Prep

Giving a Talk

The following books may be signed out for use by all Research trainees. For more information, please contact 

  • 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

Google Sites

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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.

See how we’re using ORION’s collaboration tools.

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.

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  • 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), (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 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.


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