Building Digital Capabilities for Researchers (standalone online learning course)
Duration Accessible at any time during academic year
Training Points 2.0
Team Researcher Academy
This online course is delivered by the Researcher Academy 

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target audience:
all researchers (particularly those off campus)


This online course delivered in Moodle links to the JISC discovery tool. Engaging with the discovery tool will enable you to explore the six elements of 'digital capability' which underpin the skills and attitudes you need to engage in effective and safe digital practice in today’s world, and in the academic research environment.

Through answering the questions in the Discovery tool you will:
  • assess your confidence and capability in the areas relevant to your own research and personal development needs.
  • receive a personal report which signposts actions and resources that you can use to further enhance your digital capabilities.
The Moodle course encourages you to reflect on your digital knowledge and skills and encourages development of priority areas as identified by you in conjunction with the information provided in your personal report.

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To encourage researchers to develop their digital capabilities by:
  • Identifying current strengths and areas for development
  • Providing a personalised report with suggested next steps and resources
  • Encouraging the development of digital priorities

This is a standalone (self-study) online course.This course is delivered entirely online via Moodle and is self-study. You may access the course as often as you like until the end of the academic year.

If you would like to gain Researcher Academy training point/s for this course you must complete the short assessment tasks associated with it. Completion of the assessment is optional for researchers based at our UK and Malaysia Campus'. Researchers based at our Ningbo China Campus are not required to complete the assessment.

Booking Guidelines

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded. 


This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

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