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Research Enhancement Program

The Research Enhancement Program provides a range of Research based workshops designed to enhance the careers and learning of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Students, HDR Supervisors and Research Staff across the University. This program is coordinated by the Office of Research and Innovation.

The May 2017 Research Enhancement Program (REP) has been finalised so


The program will follow on from the Institute of Advanced Studies Student Researchers' (IASSR) Conference on 2nd and 3rd May

The REP workshops run over two weeks from Thursday, 4th until Friday, 12th May (7 working days).

The program includes workshops on:

  • Thesis Writing
  • NVivo
  • Excel and MS Word
  • A completions masterclass for those near the end of their thesis
  • Research Integrity
  • Animal Ethics
  • Planning your PhD
  • Seven Secrets of Successful PhD students
  • Library skills
  • SPSS
  • and more

There are workshops for students at ALL stages of their candidature. Some workshops are also relevant to supervisors and other researchers.

See the FULL PROGRAM for details.

The other dates for the 2017 Research Enhancement Program (REP) Workshops and related events have been set as follows:


•    Monday 4 September to  Friday 8th September, 2017 – REP Workshops;
•    Friday 8 September, 2017 – CDU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final.

*Institute of Advanced Studies

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Library workshops

The Library hold a number of research focussed workshops throughout the year, as well as those listed in the Research Enhancement Program. Find out more about the library workshops on the Library workshop page.

Faculty seminars and forums

Each of the CDU Faculties also hold other, discipline based, seminars and forums throughout the year.

Getting Published
The School of Academic Language & Learning has invited Professor Brian Paltridge from the University of Sydney to give a research seminar 'Getting Published in Academic Journals' on November 10.

RSVP to Kelly Klonaris by November 8.

For further details on what else is available please contact your Faculty Research Administration Officer:

Menzies School of Health Research:



What is Vitae?

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Charles Darwin University (CDU) has purchased a licence for the Vitae Networking tool to be used by researchers and HDR candidates to develop networks and support researcher professional development.

To use this tool you need to create your own login and register on the Vitae website (opens in new window). Please note that you need to use your official CDU (or Menzies) staff/HDR Student email address to be eligible to join.

Vitae provides online researcher development, gives tips on supervising and managing researchers, provides training course options and will keep you up-to-date with researcher news. It is an online researcher community with face-to-face options.

The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 1976. The broad aim of ACSPRI is the promotion and enhancement of social science research and methods in Australia. Its most prominent activities are the regular training programs in social research methods and research technology. Further information on ACSPRI and the workshops they run can be found on the ACSPRI website.

CDU is an ACSPRI Member Organisation. Therefore all CDU staff and HDR students are eligible to receive the Member discounted rate to attend these workshops.

The Research Enhancement Program will also offer a range of workshops for HDR Student (Generic Skills), HDR supervisor and research staff. Workshops will be held on CDU Alice Springs campus in 2016 between Tuesday 29 March and Friday 8 April, 2016. These workshops are open to the wider researchers community based in or near Alice Springs, including those researchers and HDR students of other universities. 

2016 AliceSprings REP Workshop program

Workshop information will be emailed to the current list of Alice Springs Researchers and HDR students. Please contact to join this mailing list.

CDU is a member of the Innovative Research Universities group. This group has an agreement with Thinkwell, Dr Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns, to deliver the Highly Effective Researcher Program (HERP) at each of our Universities. Further, the group has a reciprocal agreement to provide spaces in these particular workshops (only), where available, to HDR students from partner Universities, as follows:

Flinders University (Adelaide): Flinders HERP workshop information can be found on the Flinders University website and all enquiries should be directed to

LaTrobe University (Victoria): LaTrobe's HERP workshop information can be found on the LaTrobe University website and all enquiries should be directed to

If you have any further enquiries, or input/feedback into workshop/s you would like to see delivered, please contact in the Office of Research and Innovation.

The list of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 258KB) provides information about HDR Generic Skills Requirements and suggested workshops for each stage of your Postgraduate Study.