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DigiHull: Digital Researcher

The Digital Researcher

University of Hull staff and students can sign up to our new Digital Researcher course. Delivered online over seven days, it covers everything you needed to get started as a digitally savvy researcher.

Next available date: To be confirmed

About the course

The Digital Researcher will only take you less than an hour a day. You can do this anytime in the day - so it is completely flexible to your workload of the day. The course is delivered online through Canvas so you can take part wherever you are. You just need access to the internet. 

The course is split into two segments. The first three days focus on online networking and scholarly communication. The final two days focus on conducting online research. 

Course outline

The final program for the digital researcher is still to be confirmed, but the participation dates below are set as follows:

Day Activity
Saturday 26th June & Sunday 27th June Introduction to The Digital Researcher
The course site opens and will give you the opportunity to introduce yourself ahead of the course starting on Monday 28th June.
Monday 28th June Building your online identity as a researcher [core activity]
Twitter, academic social networks and blogging
Tuesday 29th June Online research dialogues [core activity]
Academic social networks and blogging
Wednesday 30th June Online safety and intellectual property [core activity]
Protecting yourself, your ideas and your computer
Thursday 1st July Conducting research online [core activity]
Challenges & opportunities or Internet-Mediated Research (IMR)
Friday 2nd July Ethics & Research Data Management (RDM) [core activity]
Secure & safe working for digital research
Saturday 3rd July & Sunday 4th July Catch-up
The course remains open for the weekend to give you a chance to catch-up and complete activities
Week commencing Monday 5th July Digital you - your online identity
Reflections and future planning, including a live Twitter chat


You must complete all [core activity] to receive your digital badge.