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SFU Library's Research Commons supports the research endeavours of the University community, with particular focus on graduate students during all stages of the research lifecycle - ideas, partners, proposal writing, research process, and publication - and provides easy access to both physical and virtual research resources.

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Research Commons: Home

SFU Library's Research Commons supports the research endeavours of the University community, with particular focus on graduate students during all stages of the research lifecycle - ideas, partners, proposal writing, research process, and publication - and provides easy access to both physical and virtual research resources.

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  • GIS

    GIS services at your Library

    Workshops, geospatial data, GIS software, consultations, online training, and more. SFU Library provides services and support to researchers using GIS and maps across all disciplines

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  • Thesis reBoot

    Register now for Thesis reBoot - a one-day writing retreat for SFU Graduate Students on March 15 at SFU Surrey!

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    Data Privacy Day

    Register and join us for a series of talks and workshops on January 25, 2018!

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  • SFU launches its new Open Access Policy

    Open Access Policy endorsed by SFU Senate

    In January 2017, SFU Senate endorsed the Open Access Policy acknowledging the commitment of faculty, students, & postdoctoral fellows to share the products of their SFU research with the broadest possible audience.

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  • browzine

    BrowZine

    BrowZine brings together scholarly, academic journal content together from multiple publishers and platforms into a single place.

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  • Extend your reach faculty workshop

    Extend your reach: Workshop for Faculty

    Develop effective ways to convey and communicate your research to multiple audiences.

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  • SFU's Research Data Repository

    Radar: SFU's Research Data Repository

    Radar is Simon Fraser University's research data repository. It contains data collections created by SFU researchers and it supports preservation over the long term. Deposit your data in Radar and browse its records.

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  • Join the Data Love-In

    Data Love-In: Two days of data management planning and conversations.

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  • All in a Day: Research Toolkit

    SFU Library's Research Commons is delighted to present All in a Day - Research Toolkit. This suite of our most popular workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be held on Saturday, February 3 at SFU Vancouver. 

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  • GIS consultations

    GIS consultations

    GIS consultations are available to provide in-depth assistance to researchers from any discipline.

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  • How Do You Put the Digital in a Humanities Project

    Join us this spring for a workshop series about some of the questions you need to consider as you develop a digital humanities project.

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  • Boot camp booklets

    Thesis Boot Camp

    Thesis Boot Camp provides graduate students with the opportunity to spend three days dedicated to making serious progress on their dissertation or master’s thesis.

    Registration now OPEN for the February 2018 session (at SFU Vancouver).

    Register now before it fills up!

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  • DMP Assistant

    DMP Assistant

    Data management plans (DMPs) help you conduct reproducible research. DMP Assistant follows best practices in data stewardship and walks users step-by-step through key questions about data management on topics including ethics, security, and documentation.

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  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2018

    Register today for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2018!

    The SFU Library is pleased to be a sponsor of DHSI 2018 which entitles SFU faculty, students, and staff discounted registration.

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  • Research Data Management Series

    Research Data Management

    Attend a series of workshops to learn how to plan, secure, de-identify, share, clean, and version your research data.

     

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  • DHIL Call for Proposals

    Do you need help using digital tools for your research? Are you interested in developing a digital edition, archive, exhibit, map, or database? Propose a project by February 1, 2018!
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  • Research Commons

    Visit the Research Commons

    The Research Commons is located on the 7th floor of SFU Burnaby's W.A.C. Bennett Library and is equipped with wireless access, workstations, bookable group consultation rooms, areas for discussion and relaxation.

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