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This page lists links to organisations and journals around the world that are dedicated to developing undergraduate students' research skills.

Please contact Dr John Willison if you know of any other research skill development resources, or would like to add a reciprocal link to the RSD website on your own site.

  • The University of the South Pacific (USP) RSD Link to external website
    Under the Strategic Total Academic Review (STAR) process at the University of the South Pacific, Working Group 5 (constituting of USP staff) has adapted and implemented the RSD framework to incorporate research skills and literacy in USP curricula. It enables to guide academics in developing and assessing students’ research skills in content-rich courses from first year undergraduate to PhD levels.
  • Monash University RSD Link to external website
    Monash is one of five universities leading the adoption in Australia of the Research Skill Development (RSD) Framework developed at the University of Adelaide. The framework is being adopted as the backbone of the Monash education model, the Monash Passport, with Library staff working with academic staff to embed skills development within the curriculum. Students develop and demonstrate research skills in completing tasks within the context of their discipline.
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout Research Development Cohort Link to external website
    Regular blog entries exploring RSD-related concepts. A collaboration between Kitrina Carlson, Anne Kerber, Sylvia Tiala, the Nakatiani Teaching and Learning Center and the 2014-2015 UW-Stout Research Skill Development Cohort.
  • Council of Undergraduate Research Link to external website
    This is the website of the Council of Undergraduate Research, a US organisation devoted to supporting and promoting collaborative research and scholarship by undergraduate students and academics. It was founded in 1978 and has members from over 900 colleges and universities.
  • Achieving Academic Writing
    This is a short online presentation from the University of Adelaide, focusing on writing and referencing skills. It discusses the relationship between undergraduate research, academic writing and plagiarism.
  • Inquiry@Queen's Link to external website
    A website from Queen's University, Canada, which aims to help undergraduate students 'discover the satisfactions of well-conducted research'. It is linked to a conference and an e-journal.
  • Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric Link to external website
    This is a refereed e-journal at Penn State Berks (a college of Pennsylvania State University in the US), which is dedicated to publishing research articles written by undergraduates, with a particular focus on disciplines related to rhetoric and writing.
  • Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research Link to external website
    This peer-reviewed e-journal from Oxford Brookes University and the University of Warwick in the UK is dedicated to publishing research by undergraduate students. It accepts papers from all disciplinary areas.
  • Business Education Research Network Link to external website
    This network, established by three RSD team members at Monash University in Victoria, Australia, aims to establish a community of practice for academics in Business and Economics who are interested in the scholarship of learning and teaching.

For links to examples of libraries making use of the RSD framework, please click here.

Research Skill Development

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