The health, safety and well-being of our community members is very important to us. Owing to the current situation with COVID-19, some courses and training may not be available in-person. Online options are available where possible.
Who is this for?
The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) offers a range of educational resources available for anyone who is undertaking research and innovation activities with the University of Toronto (U of T). The descriptions below will clarify if a resource is limited to a specific audience or role.
What do I need before I can begin?
You do not need to complete any prerequisites to browse the educational resources. Specific courses, however, may have prerequisites noted in their respective descriptions.
Research Funding Information Sessions
Intended audience: Principal Investigators and staff who support fund administration.
Information sessions for specific grants are hosted by Research Services staff throughout the year. Each information session covers details such as eligibility and advice on developing a funding application. Information sessions are announced in Research Alerts and are listed with the relevant funding opportunity in the U of T Research Funding Opportunities database.
Research Information System (RIS) training
Intended audience: Academic administrators and administrative staff responsible for research funding applications and awards for a department or faculty.
RIS courses give an orientation to the research fund life cycle and various web tools to facilitate the management of a research fund or award. Current course offerings include:
- RIS: Reporting Basics
- RIS: Research Data Cube
- RIS: My Research Applications (MRA)/My Research On Line (MROL) Overview
Registration and full course descriptions can be found through the U of T Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture's (LLC's) LMS system.
Project Management for Research
Project Management for Research (offered by U of T’s School of Continuing Studies)
Intended audience: Principal Investigators and staff who administer research.
Project management is vital to the success of research projects. This course covers globally accepted project management processes and tools grounded in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and how to adapt them to research projects in academic, private sector and not-for-profit environments.
Additional VPRI Training
The VPRI also offers the following training. Full details are available at the page links below.
- Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) training and certification
- Mandatory animal handler training
- Research administration training: STAR program
- My Research Human Protocols (MRHP) training - Register through the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS)
- My Research Human Protocols (MRHP) User Clinics - Register through the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS)
- Provide training and educational resources relevant to research and research administration activities to ensure compliance, safety, and application of best practices
Find the appropriate VPRI staff member to assist you by checking our staff directory.
Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) >
Researcher-centered, practical and coordinated supports for faculty and divisional research offices.
Learning, Leadership & Culture (LLC) > Find and sign up for Research Information System (RIS) training.
Project Management for Research > (offered by U of T’s School of Continuing Studies) A unique, light-touch course specifically designed and tailored for research projects in academic, private sector and not-for-profit environments. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation.
Training at U of T’s Map and Data Library >A wide range of map and data-focused software tutorials, workshops, and training.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) >SoTL offers services to faculty and librarians with the goal of advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning. These resources support research collaboration and the development of research and teaching skills.
Toronto Research Data Centre (RDC) Workshop >The Toronto region RDC offers an Introductory SAS workshop to RDC researchers as well as members of the larger research community. *Note: The Toronto RDC is closed until further notice.
CITI Canada Program >Comprehensive courses on a variety of research-related matters, such as such as research ethics, clinical trials, transport of dangerous goods and privacy and security. Use your utoronto.ca address to create a U of T affiliated account at CITI Learner Registration.
Research Data Canada > Webinars on subjects related to research data management, curation, and preservation.
LinkedIn Learning >As a student, staff, or faculty member at U of T, you have access to LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource with high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized experts. Use your UTORid to log in to LinkedIn Learning.
Faculty Research on Community Engaged Learning >U of T’s Centre for Community Partnerships offers events, publications, and proposal development support for faculty research on community-engaged learning.