Training students

Training and supervision

We can train your research staff and students on:

  • how to use software we support to complete the objectives of your project
  • proper techniques for use of back-up and archiving utilities (e.g. Subversion)
  • participating and communicating effectively with other researchers and developers on the project
  • proper application of markup or data structuring ideas to specific issues in the data
  • use of equipment in research labs hosted by the faculty and housed outside the HCMC (for more details, see supporting research labs page)

We are also willing to take on administrative tasks such as signing for timesheets etc. where the researcher is off-site, but the project members are working on-site under our supervision.


Normally the training is done informally in connection with work being done on the shared workstations in our office. If you are using software we support on your own computers for a project we are involved with, we are also willing to train you on that software on our shared workstations or on your laptop if you bring it in to our office.


If you have a number of research assistants that would all benefit from simultaneous training, we're happy to discuss with you a formal workshop. Please contact us to discuss your situation.

We also participate in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, which offers two five-day programs every June in a range of areas in the field of Digital Humanities. Space fills up early each calendar year for that summer's courses.