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Staff and PhD workshops and events

Online workshops

Most of our workshops are currently delivered online.

View and book available workshops

For Open Lunch events please book via Eventbrite

For Endnote sessions please book via Skills@Library

Workshops and webinars

Our full range of courses is listed below. Courses are announced on research mailing lists and Twitter @OpenResLeeds as they become available.

Open Research and research visibility

Open Research includes open access to a broad range of research outputs, from journal articles and their underlying data, to protocols, results (including negative results), software and tools. Open Research enables collaboration, improves transparency and reproducibility of research and underpins research integrity.

Our courses on open research and research visibility include:

Open lunch series

We also run a regular series of talks that brings internal and external open research experts to the Leeds community. Future events will be advertised on Eventbrite and you can watch recordings from past events on the Library blog

Research data management

Research data forms an important part of the scholarly record. Storing, organising and documenting your materials will help keep them safe, save you time in the long run and reduce the risk of data loss. The University – alongside many funders and journal publishers – requires that research data is shared wherever possible. Sharing data does not equate to "open" access to data in every case. Some data may be confidential, sensitive, or subject to a non-disclosure agreement.

Our courses on research data management include:

Finding information

Our workshops on finding information introduce you to some the key tools and techniques to help you carry out comprehensive literature searches:

Reference management

Have you ever spent hours toiling over your reference lists? If the answer is "yes", join our webinar to find out more about using EndNote to manage your references:


If you get distracted easily, find that you are a professional procrastinator, or struggle to focus in your office environment, Shut Up and Write sessions provide a quiet, supportive space to get down to work:

  • Shut up and write (3 hours). Suitable for postgraduate researchers and research staff.

See the Library blog for resources for running your own Shut Up and Write session.

Training on request

If you or researchers within your School have specific needs, or cannot attend one of our workshops, contact us and we will try to arrange a session for your group.

University-wide workshops

Training is also available from other University departments.