Resources and Training

Resources and Training

Upcoming Seminars, Workshops and Presentations

Name of Event Time, Date and Location Details



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Research Security

For more information on research security and how to safeguard your data, see the information below from the Government of Canada.

CSIS: Research Security Protecting Canadian Science & Technology

Public Safety Canada: Research Security Information Update (2021)

Safeguarding your Research Data Checklist

SSHRC news page: Canada’s research funding agencies launch research data management policy

Ensure your survey tool is secure and compliant: Is Your Survey Tool Compliant with Data Privacy/Storage (Sovereignty) Laws?


ROMEO is an effective one-stop-shop for researchers, signing authorities and reviewers, designed to streamline submission through approval processes. Users can log in to check the status of an ethics application, or start a new grant application, or complete a few review assignments.

The ROMEO User guide provides insight on how to use the platform starting from its home page navigation to learning how to submit application and event forms.


General information about the ROMEO Research Portal including important dates about workshops and other updates, and important how-to's.

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ROMEO User Guide

More information about the Research Portal detailing parts and techniques on how to use the platform.

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ROMEO Research Portal

Login to the ROMEO Research Portal to access applications, events, and other research related materials.



Software and By-Appointment Training Sessions

For more information or to obtain a license, contact the ITS License Manager at

SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a software package used for statistical analysis, data management and documentation.

It offers the following features:

  • Descriptive statistics: Cross tabulation, Frequencies, Descriptives, Explore, Descriptive Ratio Statistics
  • Bivariate statistics: Means, t-test, ANOVA, Correlation (bivariate, partial, distances), Nonparametric tests
  • Prediction for numerical outcomes: Linear regression
  • Prediction for identifying groups: Factor analysis, cluster analysis (two-step, K-means, hierarchical), Discriminant

SPSS Basics Tutorials

For more information or to obtain a license, contact the ITS License Manager at


NVivo is the #1 software package for qualitative data analysis. It was designed for qualitative researchers working with rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data were required.

NVivo accommodates a wide range of research methods, including:

  • network and organizational analysis
  • action or evidence-based research
  • discourse analysis
  • grounded theory
  • conversation analysis
  • ethnography
  • literature reviews
  • phenomenology
  • mixed methods research
  • the Framework methodology.

NVivo supports data formats such as audio files, videos, digital photos, Word, PDF, spreadsheets, rich text, plain text and web and social media data. Users can interchange data with applications like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, IBM SPSS Statistics, EndNote, Microsoft OneNote, SurveyMonkey and Evernote; and order transcripts from within NVivo projects, using TranscribeMe (© Wikipedia).

QSR provides free access to several NVivo training courses and webinars.

If you have any questions or require more information about ROMEO, please contact us.