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Work with the DHIL: Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL)

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Digital Humanities Research Support 

DHIL offers a range of support to SFU researchers.

1) Consultations

We provide consultation sessions (approx ~1-1.5 hours) to SFU researchers related to their digital research, technical questions, and grant proposals.

The DHIL team will be available for consultations by appointment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the Consultation request form.

2) Digital Project Support

DHIL offers SFU researchers support for their digital projects.  

The process for seeking DHIL digital project support begins with an informal consultation by appointment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the Consultation request form.

The next step is to complete a Project proposal form by one of the deadlines listed below. All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the DHIL lab team and, as appropriate, DHIL advisors. We consider proposals twice a year: January 15 & June 15.

If the DHIL has the resources to support your project, we will schedule a formal consultation to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a plan for working together, and for the submission of a final project report. During this process, we will be working together to prepare a data management plan and project documentation for your project, as appropriate.

3) Continuing Project Support

If you have a subsequent phase of an existing project supported by DHIL, researchers are eligible for Continuing Project Support depending on the resources of the lab.

To discuss the Continuing Project Support you request from DHIL, please complete the Consultation request form.

4) Exploratory Work

We also offer SFU researchers opportunities to undertake small-scale exploratory research with support from members of the DHIL team (up to 10 hours per researcher per semester). This work might involve identifying best tools or methods for your digital research, working with an API, assistance with data visualisations, data collection methods and markup, or working with a new digital tool or publishing platform, etc. Our ability to undertake this work depends on overall DHIL workload and resources.

To discuss the exploratory work you hope to undertake with DHIL, please complete the Consultation request form.

5) Research-Integrated Training

We offer SFU researchers research-integrated training with members of the DHIL team (up to 10 hours per researcher per semester). This training might provide orientation to specific digital tools, training in web technologies, instruction to small research-project teams, data collection methods and markup, or connection to other expertise on campus, etc. Our ability to undertake this work depends on overall DHIL workload and resources.

To discuss the research-integrated work you hope to undertake with DHIL, please complete the Consultation request form.

6) Course-Integrated Training

We offer course-integrated training to SFU instructors (up to 10 hours per instructor per semester). This work might involve working with an instructor to co-teach a digital tool or platform in a class, discuss SFU’s open-access policies, offer input on digital assignments and protocols, etc. Our ability to undertake this work depends on overall DHIL workload and resources.

To discuss the course-integrated training support you request from DHIL, please complete the Consultation request form. Requests submitted prior to teaching semester will be given priority.

NB. DHIL, Library Research Commons, and KEY, SFU’s Big Data Hub also offer digital skills training workshops throughout the year.