Program for Accessing Research Training (P.A.R.T.)

Program for Accessing Research Training (P.A.R.T.)

What is P.A.R.T.?

Program for Accessing Research Training (P.A.R.T.) is designed to prepare UTM students for possible participation in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) and other research opportunities available across the campus. The program has three streams: CORE, QUANTITATIVE, and QUALITATIVE. Each research training module will include hands-on-practice and pragmatic tips about navigating the logistical challenges of carrying out research. No prior research experience or training is necessary for participation.

Who should participate?

All students are welcome to participate in P.A.R.T. The modules are ideal for students who are:

  • Interested in research or learning more about the skills required
  • Thinking about doing an ROP
  • Considering going to graduate school

What is the time commitment?

The fall and winter offerings are scheduled from September 19, 2017 to March 21, 2018.  This program requires participants to complete all CORE modules and choose the Quantitative or Qualitative modules required to complete the program. Total time commitment per stream is approximately 22 hours.  Each module is 4 hours of in-class training and 1 hour of homework with the exception of the Research Ethics module.   Students must complete all of the Core Modules and 2 of 4 Qualitative stream modules (including homework) to get CCR as a "Qualitative Methods Participant"; they must complete all of the Core Modules and 2 of 4 Quantitative stream modules (including homework) to get CCR as a "Quantitative Methods Participant". One DEAL reflection (graded by the RGASC) must be submitted before CCR is granted for either Stream. 

D.E.A.L. reflection can be accessed here.

What do I get for my participation?

Students will receive a certificate outlining the stream of modules they have successfully completed and the same will appear on the student’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR).  P.A.R.T. Participation also provides students with the foundational skills they need to succeed in graduate studies.   For details about this program and the CCR, please visit:

P.A.R.T. Fall 2017 Schedule

PART Schedule

How do I register for P.A.R.T.?



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