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New to DCU - For Research staff

Welcome to the university! You join a community of highly-skilled and talented researchers at Dublin City University. 

| Getting started

We recommend you look at our online staff orientation, and attend L&D's live Orientation, running in September and February of every academic year. 

As a researcher, you'll be focussnig on planning projects, seeking funding, getting your work published, and attending conferences of relevance to your work. 

We recommend new researchers register for Learning and Development's ILM-accredited Professional Skills for Research Leaders, a blended-learning programme that runs from October each year. 

Providing invaluable insight into the world of research, the programme will equip you with the skills to develop your career, manage a research team and communicate your research. 

| Start building your skills

Getting research projects done - no matter what the domain - requires project management skills. 

As a new researcher, a good place to start on our Researcher Development schedule is the Project Management for Reseachers and Academics course

This course comes highly recommended by participants due to its live drawing format and excellent delivery: "the design of the course was very well thought out and the pacing was done perfectly to keep everyone engaged ... I would recommend this course to anyone beginning a research project."

| Get skills quick on LinkedIn Learning

All staff have access to LinkedIn Learning, which houses an incredible range of online courses across Business, Creative and Technology. You can access the courses on any device, making learning on-the-go possible.

If you haven't received an activation email, please contact learning.development@dcu.ie.

| Take a Free FUTURELEARN Course

Futurelearn

We recommend these Future Learn courses for researchers: 

Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers

Developing Your Research Project

| Explore Vitae

All staff have access to Vitae, a leader in supporting the professional development of researchers working with institutions. Vitae contains a wealth of highly-valuable curated and developed content specifically aimed at researchers. You'll find advice, training, tips, research and information on conferences that will enhance your work as a researcher and help you develop as you progress. 

For example, check out these resources on project management:

Project Management - Quick Tips

Project Planning and Delivery for Researchers

| Find out more

Please contact helena.mccanney@dcu.ie if you wish to find out more about opportunities available to researchers at the university.