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Training and workshops

Learn about training sessions for LSE researchers.

Our Research Support team organise a number of training sessions, both online and in-person, throughout the year. These sessions cover a range of information and tools you need to know as an LSE researcher.

Upcoming training and workshops

Managing references using Zotero
Monday 12 February 2024, 10-11.30am
PhD Academy 

Join us for an exciting in-person event at the LSE PhD Academy! Learn how to effortlessly manage your references with the help of Zotero, a free and open-source reference management tool that will simplify how you cite research in your work.

We will cover the following:

  • Downloading and installing the software
  • Creating an account and enabling syncing across devices
  • Adding references to your online Zotero library
  • Organising your online Zotero library into groups
  • Adding in-text citations and bibliographies in Word

Discover how to import, organize, and cite references with ease, saving you time and effort. Don't miss this opportunity to boost your productivity and simplify your research process.

Join us for an exciting in-person event at the LSE PhD Academy where we will dive into the world of journal publishing. Whether you're a seasoned researcher or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their publishing skills.

This workshop will introduce you to the journal publishing process and landscape. You will consider your motivations for publishing, learn how to choose and evaluate journals for your research and develop a publishing strategy for your next articles.

Book a place on Creating a Publishing Strategy for Journals

Advanced literature searching
Tuesday 27 February 2024, 2.30-4pm
PhD Academy

This event is designed to help you become a pro at finding a broader and more diverse range of resources. We will cover advanced techniques and strategies to enhance your literature searching skills. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and become a master researcher.

Aimed at PhD students who have undertaken an initial literature search and are interested in widening/expanding the sources they consult. We’re also keen to hear from participants about resources that they consult regularly and would recommend to other research students.

To make the most of the workshop, please bring your own device.

Book a place on Advanced Literature Searching 

How to be an effective reviewer
Friday 15 March 2024, 2-5pm
LSE CKK.2.06 

This workshop will introduce PhD students and early career researchers to the practices associated with being an accomplished, constructive and respected reviewer. Effective reviewers learn from the review process and, as a result, can see how to improve their own publications. Good reviewers are also recognised by the community and are often offered opportunities that enhance their academic profile, including journal editorial positions and conference track positions. The workshop will be interactive 

Book a place on How to be an Effective Reviewer

Preparing your thesis for Open Access
Tuesday 19 March 2024, 10-11.30am
PhD Academy

Book a place on Preparing your Thesis for Open Access

Research data one-to-one support 

Every Thursday at 4 to 5pm during term time 

Come meet the team of experts on research ethics, data management, data protection, and copyright — no question is too silly (and no planning is too early!). 

This is not a workshop or a taught session — but a chance to bring any questions you wish to discuss. Because everyone will be seen individually in order to provide personalised advice, you may be asked to wait for a few minutes until someone is available to speak with you.  

Email us or book a one to one research data support session.

CIVICA open science workshops

LSE is part of the CIVICA alliance of European universities.

You can access previous online training and workshops from across the CIVICA alliance at the Zenodo community page.

Contact us to arrange a bespoke session

If you’d like us to arrange training on something not covered on this page, or a bespoke session for your department or research centre, just get in touch by email: