These resources are provided as potential alternative research duties for your GRAs and postdocs while they are unable to do on-site research. Some link to training for scientific writing, others are for instruction in programming and/or data visualization, some others are full blown courses in nanotechnology, advanced techniques etc. As a supervisor you should select those online opportunities that align most closely with your project objectives. Effort spent on these activities now, should benefit the overall research project goals. The list is far from complete, please share any additional resources that you find and feel free to provide feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org (positive or negative on the selected resources) which we will share.
Disclaimer: The Research Office is not endorsing or promoting any particular website, we are just providing a consolidated list of these services. It is our intention to find free (or fee waived) resources. Some of these links may recommend that you purchase a companion book, if, however, you discover that some of these training links/sites are not free, please let us know and we will remove the link.
Best Practices for Scientific Manuscript Preparation
- See this seminal paper from George Whitesides
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- Curated List of Free Python Learning Resources
- List of R Learning Resources
More Comprehensive Course Resources
EdX is a non-profit created by founding partners Harvard and MIT. EdX offers MOOCs and interactive online classes in subjects including law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, and artificial intelligence (AI). EdX courses can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.
MIT Open Courseware
MIT has maintained an open and free list of classes in a wide for several years. Some classes have limited information (just syllabi and homework) whereas others have links to lectures, lecture notes, exams and solutions.