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Online Learning Opportunities

The following learning opportunities are available for you to explore. Please share your great resources to add!

Training you need to do your job
NIH educational resources
Software and apps you use every day
IT and coding
Just for fun or to expand your brain


New podcast: "Computationally Yours"

The main mission of this podcast, developed by Sabah Kadri, PhD, Lurie Children’s and Feinberg School, is to encourage science and to make advanced topics less intimidating by using relatively short episodes (15-25 minutes).

The latest episode, "What makes us different and the same: Genetic Variation" has just been released.

Podcast link | Website | Twitter

Training you need to do your job

CITI Program – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative – Research ethics and compliance training; sign in using your institutional affiliation (either “Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago” or “Northwestern University”)

Clinical Research Professionals training (details sent to CRP email list)

  • Wednesday, June 17 – Snack-n-Chat with ORIC; 2:00 -2:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 23 – ACRP Webinar (Virtual – ORIC will stream); Title: R3: Recovery, Research, & Ramp-Up; 11:00 a.m.-noon.

  • Tuesday, June 23 – Journal Club (Virtual); noon-1:00 p.m.

  • Friday, June 26 – ORIC: REAL Training (Virtual) – Webinar by Forte; Title: “Do you ever ask yourself, should I delegate this task?" Best Practices for Ethical and Compliant DOA at your Research Institution; 10:30 a.m.-noon. 

  • Monday, June 29 – CRP Townhall (Virtual); Title: COVID as a Catalyst for Change; noon-1:00 p.m. 

  • Tuesday, June 30 – CRP Orientation (Virtual); 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; details to be sent to attendees and CRP managers/DAs.

GalterGuides – From Galter Health Sciences Library, covering allied health, data management, NIH compliance and more

Lurie Children’s Research Toolkit – General research policies, office-specific policies and training (IRB, OSP, etc.)

Northwestern University Office for Research IACUC Resources – Some resources require a NetID; others are freely available

Recommended by the Administrative Professionals Advisory Council - Resources to help you while working from home (LinkedIn Learning - Available with NetID)

Maximizing Efficiency and Productivity of Remote Work

  1. Working Remotely – 1 hr
  2. Time Management: Working From Home – 1 hr 25 min
  3. Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset – 59 min
  4. Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls – 34 min

Manage the Impact of Adjusting to a New Work Environment

  1. Thriving @ Work: the Connection between Well-being and Productivity – 41 min
  2. Managing Stress for Positive Change – 57 min
  3. Building Resilience – 34 min
  4. Developing Resourcefulness – 18 min

Remotely Manage and Lead Teams

  1. Leading at a Distance – 36 min
  2. Managing Virtual Teams – 56 min
  3. Leading Virtual Meetings – 32 min

Get to Know Your Remote Work Productivity Tools

  1. Learning Zoom – 45 min
  2. Learning BlueJeans – 1 hr 11 min
  3. Learning Webex – 44 min
  4. Learning Skype – 1 hr 4 min
  5. Microsoft Teams Tips & Tricks – 1 hr 1 min

Northwestern University Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance - Northwestern has resources to help faculty members and students continue to teach and learn.

Science Illustration Tool - YouTube videos from BioRender

WeLearn – Mandatory training as well as personal learning goals

NIH educational resources

Research Training and Career Development – NIH programs help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research

About Grants – Information on the grants process, how to apply and more

All About Grants podcasts

NIH Grants YouTube Channel

eRA Videos – eRA Commons: Features and Functions You Need to Know

OER webinars - NIH Office of Extramural Research provides webinars on a variety of topics

Software and apps you use every day

Adobe Acrobat tutorials

Adobe Photoshop tutorials

Apple Education – Everyone Can Create - Video, photography, music and drawing

EndNote training

Microsoft Learn – A great resource to learn about Microsoft 365, how to use SharePoint, etc.

Microsoft Office 365 Training Center – Brush up on your skills in Excel and other Office apps

IT and coding

Codecademy - Learn to code

DataCamp online courses - interactive, self-paced; space is limited

NU IT Training in data and computing skills

R for Data Science - Coding in R

Just for fun or to expand your brain

BiblioBoard – Free to anyone in Illinois from the Illinois State Library; select “biblioboard open access” for free resources

Free Online Ivy League Courses – Everything from Art & Design to Social Sciences; many are self-paced

Harvard Online Courses – Select “View all courses” -> Price “Free”; courses available in subjects ranging from Art & Design to Science

MIT Free Online Courses - Through MIT OpenCourseWare

LinkedIn Learning – Available with NetID

Leading Productive Meetings – On LinkedIn Learning

Research Guides at Northwestern University – From the Northwestern University Libraries, covering everything from African American studies to video & media