Research Training and Development

Training and education are important aspects of developing effective research skills. Below are a few resources to assist you in improving your knowledge of research principles and prepares you for possible ethics risks to consider before you begin your research projects.

Teaching & Learning offers the following consultation and support services to help you develop and complete your research projects:

  • Develop your research question
  • Select a research study design
  • Use library databases to efficiently find resources
  • Revise your ethics review application
  • Provide citation guidance
  • Develop designs and other digital media
  • Discover methods and venues for sharing your research

Tri-Council Policy Course on Research Ethics (CORE)

The Panel on Research Ethics promotes the ethical conduct of research involving human participants. The Panel develops, interprets and implements the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). The Panel developed CORE (Course on Research Ethics) to better familiarize researchers with TCPS 2. This self-paced online course is free of charge and a certificate of completion may be required for ethics application approval.

Indigenous Research Training

Indigenous Community Research Partnerships (ICRP) is an online open education training resource for researchers who are new to research in partnerships with Indigenous communities to ensure equitable inclusion of Indigenous ways of knowing. The self-paced training resource is provided openly and freely. A certificate of completion from Queen’s University will be issued to those who register and complete the training resource.

Further Resources

Best resource to get started:

Bishop-Clark, C., & Dietz-Uhler, B. (2012). Engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning : a guide to the process, and how to develop a project from start to finish. Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Contact Info


Director, Teaching & Learning


Lesley Mackie

Instruction and Research Librarian

(403) 529-3866