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Graduate programs and academic advisors provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with foundational research skills. Below are additional resources and opportunities that can help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows develop their capacities to conduct original, ethical and reproducible research. 

Northwestern University Libraries

Northwestern University Libraries

Research ethics

Digital research tools

Literacies (digital, quantitative, narrative)

Communication (written and oral)

Writing and presenting research are central to both creating and disseminating knowledge. Northwestern offers many opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop their capacities for writing, speaking and presenting.

Writing support for all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

The Graduate Writing Place

The Graduate Writing Place provides writers with a venue to discuss aspects of writing and the writing process that are unique to advanced work in academia. The Graduate Writing Place offers many resources and educational opportunities:

Grant and fellowship proposal writing 
Science writing 

Oral communication and presentation skills

English language learners

CLIMB: Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences